Altamont Gardens

Carlow Attractions
Gardens

Altamont Gardens in September 2022

Is it worth visiting Altamont Gardens in September? Definitely, well worth a visit for a few hours if the weather is fine. I visited Altamont in September with my friend and her daughter, and it was beautiful, sunny, and still so green. The stunning Altamont Gardens in Carlow are fabulous at any time of year. The last […]

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Carlow Attractions
Historic Houses

Altamont House

In County Carlow, we have many stunning Historic Houses. So, there are Altamont House, Ballydarton House, Ballykealey House, Borris House, Castletown House, Clogrennane House, Duckett’s Grove, Dunleckney Manor, Lisnavagh House, Mount Leinster Lodge, Oak Park House, and more. Altamont House is a historic house best known for its ornamental gardens in County Carlow. Moreover, Altamont Gardens are Robinsonian-style gardens […]

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Carlow Attractions
Gardens

Altamont Gardens in Summer

It`s been a long time since I’ve visited the fabulous Altamont Gardens. And finally, I visited it in Summer, in June. It`s one of the best and must-visit places in County Carlow. These gardens are so peaceful and delightful and offer amazing walks around a lake and through a forest area. It`s so green and […]

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Carlow Attractions

Must-visit places in County Carlow

Today is the seventh anniversary of my blog and as a summary, I would like to remind you about the places in County Carlow which are, in my opinion, the must-visit places. These are places that I already described on the blog. Carlow is a beautiful county, it has amazing gardens, unique historical castles, picturesque […]

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Gardens
Must visit place in Carlow

Altamont Gardens

There are places that have a special undefined magic and artistry. Unique and wholly enchanting character and Altamont Gardens are one of them. Altamont Gardens are gardens considered to be one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in Ireland. They rank among the top 10 Irish gardens. Although still little known, they are often […]

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Carlow Attractions
Carlow Culture
Gardens
Spring`s events

Altamont Gardens – Snowdrop Month

This year Altamont Gardens is holding its 21st Snowdrop Month, which runs from February 1st – 28th. Altamont Gardens in County Carlow has the largest public snowdrop collection in Ireland, boasting 150 named varieties of this flower. The snowdrop collection was started by Corona North, the former owner of Altamont Gardens, in the 1960s. She […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

The Forge Restaurant

Less than 1 kilometer from the majestic Altamont Gardens was located The Forge Restaurant. Between the villages of Ballon and Bunclody on the N80 Dublin-Wexford road. It was an ideal stopover for tourists. I wrote “it was” because The Forge Restaurant closed its doors on 4th September 2018 as its owner Mary Jordan had retired […]

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Carlow Culture
Spring`s events

Snowdrops Festival at Altamont Gardens

Office of Public Works (OPW), in association with Carlow Garden Trail and Carlow Tourism, has announced Snowdrops Festival at the beautiful Altamont Gardens during the month of February. There is no better time of year to catch this fabulous display of snowdrops in these beautiful tranquil gardens. A wonderful opportunity to view a unique collection […]

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