Carlow

Carlow Attractions
Historic Houses

Lisnavagh House

Lisnavagh Estate is the estate of 800 acres of parkland, woods and farmland which lies outside the village of Rathvilly in County Carlow. Situated on the County Carlow and County Wicklow border about an hour or so from Dublin, Lisnavagh Estate are striking panoramic views of the Wicklow Hills, Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster. Lisnavagh […]

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Castles

Clonmore Castle

Not far from Hacketstown, in the east of County Carlow, outskirts of Clonmore village, can be found the ruin of Clonmore Castle. Of all the castles of County Carlow (and in the fifteenth century, there were at least one hundred and fifty) none has more impressive remains than that of the castle of Clonmore. The […]

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Dolmens and Rocks

Haroldstown Dolmen

Dolmens are megalithic structures of cultural heritage of Ireland. They are scattered all over the country and there is no shortage of them in County Carlow as well. The first and the most famous one is the Brownshill Dolmen and the second one I got to is Haroldstown Dolmen. Haroldstown Dolmen is situated on the […]

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Castles

Tinnahinch Castle

During my visit at Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny I discovered by chance a ruins of Tinnahinch Castle. The ruins of the castle are behind a modern house on the east bank of River Barrow, the County Carlow side of the river. Unfortunately it is not possible to enter. An old ruin, located beside the Lock at […]

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Borris Viaduct

22th of July was the official opening of the revamped Borris Viaduct. Impressive sixteen arch Viaduct, with spectacular views to the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster, has recently received work by Carlow County Council to make it safer and more accessible. They called the Viaduct “A bridge to the past and a link to the […]

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Towns and Village

Borris

Borris is a Georgian, granite village, full of charm and heritage nestling in the fertile valley of the River Barrow, below the curve of the Blackstairs Mountains. With its tradicional Irish street-front and spectacular mountain setting, this village is a popular stop for those boating or walking in the area. The name denotes a borough […]

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Cottages

Ivy Cottage, Borris

The most beautiful cottage I’ve seen in County Carlow is Ivy Cottage located just at the entrance to Borris village. It is called Ivy Cottage and it`s all ivy covered. Half part of cottage has lovly red door and window and another half part has wooden color of door and window and blue additives like […]

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Graveyards

Dunleckney Parish Chuchyard

I recently discovered beautiful old churchyard called Dunleckney Parish Chuchyard. Dunleckney – Dun Leicne – Fort of the Flagstones – also known as – Fort of the Hillside. A parish in the barony of Idrone East, County Carlow. This place which is situated near the river Barrow, was anciently the seat of the Kavanaghs, Kings […]

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Castles
Must visit place in Carlow
National Monument

Ballymoon Castle

Out of hundreds of ruined castles across Ireland, Ballymoon Castle is one of the more unique and mysterious. It is situated in the Barrow Valley, approximately 2 miles (3 km) east of Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown), County Carlow, Ireland. Ballymoon Castle is located only 3,8 km from Ballyloughan Castle. Like many other Irish castles, Ballymoon has […]

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Castles
National Monument

Ballyloughan Castle

Ballyloughan Castle is a ruined castle and National Monument of Ireland. Located in County Carlow near Bagenalstown. Today, a twin-towered gatehouse, the hall and foundations of one of the corner towers, dating to about 1300 remain. Ballyloughan`s gatehouse, which protected the entrance to the castle, is one of the finest example of its type in […]

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Carlow Sugar Factory

The story of Carlow’s sugar factory begins in 1925. Carlow was selected as the best county for the sugar factory, because it is situated in a rich tillage area and sugar beet was a crop well suited to the local growing conditions. Carlow had good rail and waterway connections, so its produce could be conveniently […]

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5km from Carlow Town
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Parks and Forests

Clogrennane Wood

Clogrennan Wood is a marvellous County Carlow woodland, one of the popular place listed under National Park in Carlow. It is an old woodland and has had forestry since the 1800’s. The predominant tree species include Beech, Spruce, Larch and Oak with vegetation consistent with that of an old woodland. Depending on the season, you`ll […]

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Shopping

Fairgreen Shopping Centre

Fairgreen Shopping Centre commenced trading in October 2003 at a cost of €50 million. It is the largest and most modern shopping centre in Carlow County. It includes over 40 shops as well as restaurants, bars and a cinema. With a fantastic range of shops, food outlets and a state of the art IMC cinema, […]

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5km from Carlow Town
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Parks and Forests

Oak Park Forest Park in Spring

Amazing place for all nature lovers. Oak Park Forest Park is a great place to visit all year round and especially in Spring. I visited Oak Park Forest Park again, this time in Spring. On March when it was much hotter and more green compared to my last visit on January. This time I wanted […]

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County Kildare

The Barrow Way (Carlow – Athy)

The Barrow Way is a long-distance walking trail in Ireland. It follows the original towpath of the River Barrow and it is considered one of the most scenic and picturises inland waterways. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. It is 113 kilometres (70 miles) long and begins in Robertstown, County Kildare […]

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