Leighlinbridge

Around Carlow
Carlow Attractions
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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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
Castles
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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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
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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Carlow Attractions
Gardens
Must visit place in Carlow

Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven

County Carlow is a treasury of magnificent gardens and award-winning garden centres and parks. I recently visited the Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven. It is located on Old Kilkenny Road in Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. It is 12,6 km from the town of Carlow. Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven is a family run business, founded by […]

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