Irish castles

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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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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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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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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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County Kilkenny

Grennan Castle, Co. Kilkenny

Thomastown historically known as Grennan is a town in County Kilkenny and this is where the ruins of a medieval fortified Grennan Castle is located. I stopped to see this Castle because it is like Carlow Castle date between 1207 and 1213 the very first of its kind in Ireland. Grennan Castle dates from around […]

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National Monument

Black Castle

Black Castle is located in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow and is also known as Leighlinbridge Castle. The original Black Castle, built in 1181, was one of the earliest and finest Norman fortresses in Ireland. Castle was granted to John de Claville by Hugh de Lacy, the powerful Norman baron who governed Ireland for Henry II. This […]

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Towns and Village

Leighlinbridge

Leighlinbridge is a charming heritage village located on the River Barrow in County Carlow, only six miles from Carlow town. The Irish name for Leighlinbridge is Leithghlinn an Droichid and it meaning “half-glen or grey glen of the bridge”. The focal point of Leighlinbridge is its 14th century Valerian Bridge across the River Barrow, built […]

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5km from Carlow Town
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Castles

Pollerton Castle

This small castle is located on Pollerton Road. And it is called Pollerton Castle. It is a castle built in 1839. It is currently the house of local entrepreneur Mr. Richard Healy, the company’s founder of funeral R. Healy & Son – known throughout County Carlow. `Richard Healy (1911 – 1993) founded the funeral business […]

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Historic Houses
Must visit place in Carlow

Duckett’s Grove

One of the greatest attraction in County Carlow is Duckett`s Grove. I highly recommend visiting this amazing place. It makes a great impression. Also this is the most photogenic place in entire of County Carlow. Duckett’s Grove is the ruins of the house of the Duckett family. It was built in the 18th, 19th and […]

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National Monument
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Carlow Castle

One of the most valuable monuments in Carlow are the ruins of a medieval fortified castle. Carlow Castle is located on the banks of the River Barrow. And there is a first monument which I have visited in Carlow Town and have taken my first photos. So I can said here started the idea of […]

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