Attractions

Carlow to Kilkenny National Cycle Network

Carlow to Kilkenny National Cycle Network was founded bt Carlow/Kilkenny Local Authorities under the National Cycle Network (NCN) program which has provided a dedicated on road cycle route 35km in length between Carlow and Kilkenny. The route is located on …

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Mount Leinster Touring Route

Mount Leinster Touring Route

The Mount Leinster Touring Route is a 75km driving route through the beautiful countryside of rural south Carlow taking in the towns of and villages of Borris, Bunclody, Clonegal, Kildavin, Myshall, Fenagh and Bagenalstown.

Notable features in the landscape include …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Newtown

Newtown

Newtown Saint Patrick’s church was built in the 1850s and is considered one of the most beautiful churches in the diocese. Newtown church features eight stained glass windows made by the famous Clark family of Dublin in the early part …

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Myshall

Myshall

Myshall lies at the foot of the northern slopes of the Blackstairs Mountains which provide a magnificent backdrop to the rich pasturelands and winding country roads. Myshall forms part of the stunning Mount Leinster Heritage Drive which offers beautiful views …

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Leighlinbridge

Leighlinbridge

The development of Leighlinbridge village was greatly influenced through its historic importance as a transport route. Over 300 years before the Christian era, a great battle took place here to capture the fort of Dinn Righ, reputedly the ancient seat …

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Killeshin

Killeshin

Killeshin is an important medieval monastery, was the centre of learning and culture since early Christian times. The present church was built c.1150 and is well worth visiting not just for its beautiful Romanesque doorway, one of the finest examples …

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Kildavin

Kildavin

Kildavin is a unique little village outside Bunclody, off the main Carlow – Rosslare road (N80). Kildavin nestles beneath the Blackstairs Mountains and has the River Slaney running through it. The old monastic Cranavane Well, winner of the 2013 Carlow …

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Hacketstown

Hacketstown

Hacketstown, Eagle Hill, south of the town, has delightful views from its summit and most of the county can be seen spread out below. Hacketstown is surrounded by woodland and farmland, the village is a gateway to the higher Wicklow …

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Fenagh

Fenagh

 

Fenagh is known for its architectural design and granite buildings with fine examples of stone work to be seen in the houses and surrounds throughout the village. One of the most famous families associated with the area was the …

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