Attractions

Ballon

Ballon

The Blackstairs and Wicklow mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to the pastures and cornfields, the winding country roads and traditional farmsteads around the charming rural village of Ballon. There is a strong archaeological presence in the area which includes a …

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Cloch-a-Phoill

Cloch-a-Phoill

Cloch-a-Phoill, Ardristan, Tullow. Co. Carlow. South of Tullow in Ardristan lies Cloch-a-Phoill, a large holed stone of great antiquity which may have once been part of a megalithic tomb. For over 2,000 years it was believed that sick infants if …

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Ballymurphy

Ballymurphy

Ballymurphy is a gentle hillside village captured in a glen on mountain slopes which derives its name from Matthew Murphy of Clonroche, Co. Wexford a powerful landowner and builder of a castle in the area in the mid-17th century. Ballymurphy …

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Clonmore Castle

Clonmore Castle

Clonmore Castle,Clonmore, Co Carlow.

Clonmore Castle is square in plan and features rectangular towers at two corners with small turrets at the remaining corners. History indicates that Clonmore Castle was probably built towards the latter end of the 13th century. …

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Borris

Borris

Borris is a Georgian, granite village, full of charm and heritage nestling in the fertile valley of the River Barrow and the ideal gateway for nearby Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains. Its old granite houses and Victorian shop fronts …

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