Towns & Villages

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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