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 Heritage Award, is Kildavin’s pride and joy. Dating from the 5th century this oasis of peace on the outskirts of the village is well worth a visit.
The village garden created on the site of the old ball alley links local wildlife, sustainable willow and shrub planting and local granite stone. This garden is situated in the village centre beside St. Peter and Paul’s church. St. Lazerian’s R.C. Church towers on a hill over the streetscape of Kildavin and is beside the local national school.
ATTRACTIONS: The South Leinster Way long distance walking trail starts here at the Church of Ireland Church. Stage 1 leads the walker from Kildavin to Borris, covering a distance of 22 km.