County 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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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests
Shopping

Rathwood

Located just outside of Tullow on the border of County Carlow and County Wicklow, Rathwood is a great place to visit. Rathwood was established in 1994 as a family run furniture store. Today Ratwood is a multi award winning family run facility with shops, a garden centre, reastaurants, woodland walks, and a children’s play centre. […]

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Carlow Attractions

The Nine Stones Viewing Point

At the top of the mountain there is one of the most scenic spots upon Carlow’s Mount Leinster, it is a place called ‘The Nine Stones‘. The Nine Stones Viewing Point provides an unrivalled vista of the rich and colourful Carlow countryside spread out like a tapestry before you. Eight counties can be viewed from […]

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Must visit place in Carlow

Mount Leinster

This beautiful Mountain with a transmission tower at the summit, is a popular point for hang gliding, paragliding, biking and hiking and one of must visit tourist attraction in County Carlow. Mount Leinster (Irish: Stua Laighean) is the highest point of the granite-cored Blackstairs Mountains which is located on the border between Carlow and Wexford […]

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Churches
Must visit place in Carlow

Saint Laserian`s Cathedral

Saint Laserian`s Cathedral is considered one of the jewels of late medieval architecture in Ireland. The cathedral is housed in a medieval monastery in the picturesque village of Old Leighlin, County Carlow, approximately 12 km south of Carlow town. The cathedral is one of Ireland’s most important, yet understated, ecclesiastical sites. It is one of […]

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Carlow Attractions
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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Carlow Attractions
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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Must visit place in Carlow
Towns and Village

St Mullin’s

St Mullin`s is a scenic and charming Barrow-side village with an impressive ecclesiastical history and it was always top of my list of Must visit place in County Carlow. The village of St Mullin`s (Irish: Tigh Moling, formerly anglicised as Timoling or Tymoling – “Homestead of Moling”) is beautifully situated on the eastern bank of […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

Mullichain Cafe

Beautifuly situated on the banks of the river Barrow in St Mullin`s in Co Carlow, The Mullichain Cafe is a unique and charming dining out by the river. The Mullichain Cafe is a tastefully restored 18th century canal storehouse which was used to store grain and all kinds of goods that were transported on the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Holy Wells

St Moling’s Well

St Moling’s well is situated to the north of the ancient monastic site in St Mullin`s in County Carlow. The well is located beside the millrace, said to have been dug singlehandedly by St Moling over a period of several years. When it was completed St Moling consecrated the millrace and it, together with the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Churches
Graveyards
National Monument

St Mullin’s Monastic site

St Mullin`s is one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites, standing in importance with Glendalough and Clonmacnoise, which attracts many historians, archaeologists and general visitors to County Carlow and the River Barrow area. The village of St Mullin`s is named after Saint Moling (or Mo Ling, 614–697), who founded a monastery there in the […]

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Carlow Attractions
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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Carlow Attractions

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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