Attractions

Nurney

Nurney

Nurney is a small village with an interesting pub, a church and ancient stone cross. Nearby Nurney, at Clonmelsh cemetery Walt Disney’s ancestors are buried.…

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Old Leighlin

Old Leighlin

 

St. Laserian’s Cathedral was built in the 13th century on the site of a church founded by St. Gobban in 632 A.D. This early church was one of the foremost monastic houses in Leinster at one time with over …

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Rathoe

Rathoe in the northern part of the parish, is situated between Tullow and Ballon, a small friendly village made famous by Bard Val Vousden, actor and entertainer who wrote the song  “The Roads around Rathoe”. St. Patrick’s Church is an …

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Rathvilly

Rathvilly

The picturesque village of Rathvilly in north Carlow lies at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. It is a most historic village as the Kings of Hy Kinsellagh had a residence here. St. Patrick visited and baptised its king, his …

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Tinnahinch-Graiguenamanagh

Tinnahinch-Graiguenamanagh

Tinnahinch-Graiguenamanagh are very popular boating centres on the River Barrow whose character reflects a bygone time when the area was an important focal point for commercial traffic on the river. Both towns are connected by a beautiful bridge, constructed in …

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Tinryland

Tinryland

Tinryland is a picturesque village located 5.5km from Carlow Town, off the N80 Carlow – Rosslare Road. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Tinryland, built in 1819, contains the striking stained glass window to the memory of Captain Myles Keogh, who …

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Tullow

Tullow

Tullow is located on the River Slaney Valley in the midst of rich, fertile agricultural land. Tullow reflects an enduring historical culture with many items of antiquity including an ancient holed stone “Cloch a Phoill” (Ardristan), a pre-historic ring …

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Ballyloughan Castle

Ballyloughan Castle

Ballyloughan Castle was probably built in the 13th century and consisted of a large open courtyard with a curtain wall and a moat outside. Only a small square tower of Ballyloughan Castle remains, as well as the entrance gate which …

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Ballymoon Castle

Ballymoon Castle

Just 3.5 km east of Bagenalstown Ballymoon Castle dates to the 14th century. Ballymoon Castle as striking as it is unusual comprises a courtyard about 80 feet square, surrounded by granite walls, 8 feet thick and 20 feet high. Square …

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Black Castle

Black Castle

The village of Leighlinbridge developed at this strategic crossing on the River Barrow, defended by the Black Castle. In 1181, the Norman, Hugh de Lacy built the first castle here to defend the crossing while the present castle is reported …

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Brownshill Dolmen

Brownshill Dolmen

Brownshill Dolmen near Carlow Town.

One very unmistakable monument dating back to pre-historical times is the great Brownshill Dolmen the east of Carlow town. Brownshill Dolmen has a granite capstone weighing over 100 tonnes, making it the largest of its …

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Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle, Carlow Town.

Carlow Castle, now a ruin stands on the eastern bank of the River Barrow. It is thought to have been built by William de Marshal, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Leinster between 1207 and 1213. …

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