Huntington Castle

Carlow Attractions
Castles

10 Castles in County Carlow

County Carlow’s historic attractions are many, include a number of fine castles from medieval ruins, National Monuments of Ireland to a fully preserved castle open to the public and castle beeing now a private house. So far I visited 10 Castles in County Carlow. Writers over the years have claimed that there were over 150 castles […]

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Carlow Attractions

11 Must visit places in County Carlow

Carlow is a beautiful county, it has amazing gardens, unique historical castles, picturesque heritage villages, stunning natural sites, the heaviest in Europe dolmen and the largest exhibition space for contemporary visual art. Today is the seventh anniversary of my blog and as a summary I would like to remind you about the places in County […]

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Carlow Attractions
Carlow Culture

Top 10 Haunted Places in County Carlow

Almost every town and village in Ireland has its ghosts stories. There are places where you can feel the thrill of emotions and with a bit of luck and … belief in paranormal phenomena to meet ghosts. Irish enthusiasts and paranormal researchers Cormac Strain and Danny Carthy described the results of their many years of […]

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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 retiring […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

The Temple of the Goddess Isis

Huntington Castle in Clonegal village, is the seat of the international organization “The Fellowship of Isis” – FOI (Team of Isis), associating 21,000 members in many countries. The team of Isis was founded by Olivia Robertson – a descendant of the family and the owner of the castle. FOI’s task is to promote knowledge about […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles
Must visit place in Carlow

Huntington Castle

Huntington Castle, also known as Clonegal Castle, from the name of Clonegal village in County Carlow, the ancient seat of the Esmonde family is today one of Ireland’s historical treasures. Voted one of Ireland’s top 20 Hidden Gems by The Guardian. It is situated on the road between Dublin and Wexford. The castle was built […]

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Must visit place in Carlow
Towns and Village

Clonegal

Clonegal (irl. Cluain na nGall) is the one of must visit places in County Carlow. It is picturesque village in the south-eastern part of Carlow County, 22 km from Carlow town. The name Clonegal comes from the Irish Cluain na nGall meaning “Meadow of the Foreigner”. The village is located in the valley between the […]

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