Attractions

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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Bagenalstown

Bagenalstown

Bagenalstown, otherwise known in its Gaelic version as Muine Bheag is sited on a pleasant stretch of the River Barrow and derives its name from Walter Bagenal, who, in founding the town, had visions of mirroring the city of Versailles, …

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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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Ballinkillen

Ballinkillen

8 km south of Bagenalstown off the Bagenalstown – Borris road is the picturesque village of Ballinkillen, nestling under the shadow of Mount Leinster. In the churchyard you can see a large replica of a 19th century high cross erected …

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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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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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