Welcome to Carlow

You won’t find a warmer welcome  in Ireland or a better location for your next getaway. Carlow is a place where breath-taking scenery, outdoor adventures, fabulous food and culture combine to create unforgettable experiences.

Discover the timeless and unspoiled Carlow landscape. Picturesque villages, meandering rivers, rolling hills combined with the colourful tales of our people, past and present. Explore our rich heritage and vibrant present. Feel inspired. Feel charmed. Feel free. Wander off the Track and uncover a world of hidden gems in Carlow

#KeepDiscovering Ireland’s Ancient East with Carlow.

Snowdrop Month

The delicate white and green blooms of the snowdrop peeping through the cold winter ground heralds the start of the gardening year.
Their arrival is celebrated throughout some of County Carlow’s fantastic gardens by a dedicated series of events during February.

Guided Tours of the Snowdrop Collection at Altamont Gardens

The very popular Snowdrop Month at Altamont Gardens runs from February 1st to 29th and is a great opportunity to view this unique cole3ction, now amongst the largest in Ireland, with over 150 named varieties. This 40-acre estate, on the banks of the River Slaney near Tullow features an enchanting blend of formal, informal and wild gardens. Guided tours take place each Monday – Friday throughout February at 2pm. and group tours by appointment.

Snowdrop Month in Arboretum’s inspirational Gardens

Come and see the snowdrops in Arboretum’s Inspirational gardens. Arboretum’s founder Rachel Doyle, created the gardens in 2010 to inspire her customers. Rachel likes to say that snowdrops wake up the Inspirational Gardens, as they are the first to flower every year; and there is something different very month after that. There are a few thousand snowdrop bulbs in the gardens made up of Galanthus ‘Flore Pleno’, which produces dainty fragrant double-white flowers, and the pure white Galanthus ‘Mount Everest’, a large strong variety perfect for the naturalising. In the shop, find an array of potted snowdrops including ‘Mount Everest’ and the common snowdrop ‘Nivalis’.

Snowdrop Month at Shankill Castle

Snowdrop Month at Shankill Castle – Explore acres of gardens and woodlands which includes a carpet of early spring bulbs and snowdrops.

Snowdrop month at Burtown House

Snowdrop Month at Burtown House and Gardens – view an extensive collection of snowdrops, hellebores, aconites and early spring bulbs.

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18 hours ago

If you want to discover the rich history and heritage of County Carlow, visiting the multi award-winning Carlow County Museum is a must!

The museum has a wide collection of items and artefacts from Carlow, giving a rich insight of our local history. An essential visit for any history buff or curious visitor!

From the 340 million year old fossil to the 20ft church pulpit and an exquisite 2mm Iron Age glass bead, there’s plenty to keep inquiring minds satisfied and entertained.
Among the displays are exhibitions featuring: the magnificently hand carved 19th century wooden pulpit from Carlow Cathedral, one of the top 100 objects to view in an Irish museum; the gallows trap door from Carlow Gaol used in 19th century public executions; an exhibition on the Carlow Sugar Factory, Ireland’s largest sugar factory, which was opened in 1926; the wonderful stained glass panel by Peadar Lamb commemorating the 1916 Rising and its Carlow links; and the newest exhibit the grave effigy of Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow Castle and High Sheriff of Carlow, dating from 1594.

Carlow County Museum is part of Carlow Town’s Cultural Quarter and admission is free.

Open Monday to Saturday. 10am to 4.30pm. (last entry 4.00pm)
The museum is self-guided, but tours for groups (10+) must be pre-booked.

Visit their website for more info: www.carlowmuseum.com

#Carlow #carlowtourism #wanderoffthetrack #keepdiscovering #incarlow #Carlowmuseum #carlowhistory #irelandsancienteast
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If you want to discover the rich history and heritage of County Carlow, visiting the multi award-winning Carlow County Museum is a must!  

The museum has a wide collection of items and artefacts from Carlow, giving a rich insight of our local history. An essential visit for any history buff or curious visitor! 

From the 340 million year old fossil to the 20ft church pulpit and an exquisite 2mm Iron Age glass bead, there’s plenty to keep inquiring minds satisfied and entertained. 
Among the displays are exhibitions featuring: the magnificently hand carved 19th century wooden pulpit from Carlow Cathedral, one of the top 100 objects to view in an Irish museum; the gallows trap door from Carlow Gaol used in 19th century public executions; an exhibition on the Carlow Sugar Factory, Ireland’s largest sugar factory, which was opened in 1926; the wonderful stained glass panel by Peadar Lamb commemorating the 1916 Rising and its Carlow links; and the newest exhibit the grave effigy of Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow Castle and High Sheriff of Carlow, dating from 1594. 

Carlow County Museum is part of Carlow Town’s Cultural Quarter and admission is free. 

Open Monday to Saturday. 10am to 4.30pm. (last entry 4.00pm)
The museum is self-guided, but tours for groups (10+) must be pre-booked.

Visit their website for more info: www.carlowmuseum.com

#Carlow #carlowtourism #wanderoffthetrack #keepdiscovering #incarlow #Carlowmuseum #carlowhistory #irelandsancienteast 
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24 hours ago

Lisnavagh House and Gardens are hosting a wonderful ‘Rebalance & Reconnect Retreat’ with Clodagh and Sile. Friday, 1st to Sunday, 3rd March

Look forward to weekend full of meditation, relaxation and yoga.
Delicious healthy vegetarian food is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, freshly prepared using produce from the walled gardens of Lisnavagh House. The bedrooms at Lisnavagh house are designed with your absolute comfort in mind, so you will enjoy a couple of nights of wonderful, undisturbed sleep. All the programmes are optional, so if you prefer to opt out at any time and curl up on a sofa by the fire, it's your weekend to spend how best serves you.

For further information or to book please contact yogacrewretreats@gmail.com
Price: Stable Courtyard rooms €495 single occupancy House €550 - €650 single occupancy Sharing €500

Find more information here: www.lisnavagh.com/retreats/rebalance-reconnect-retreat-3

#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #keepdiscovering #incarlow #irelandsancienteast #lookforlocal #wellness #retreats #irishnature #retreatslisnavagh #irishhouses
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Lisnavagh House and Gardens are hosting a wonderful ‘Rebalance & Reconnect Retreat’ with Clodagh and Sile. Friday, 1st to Sunday, 3rd March

Look forward to weekend full of meditation, relaxation and yoga. 
Delicious healthy vegetarian food is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, freshly prepared using produce from the walled gardens of Lisnavagh House. The bedrooms at Lisnavagh house are designed with your absolute comfort in mind, so you will enjoy a couple of nights of wonderful, undisturbed sleep. All the programmes are optional, so if you prefer to opt out at any time and curl up on a sofa by the fire, its your weekend to spend how best serves you.

For further information or to book please contact yogacrewretreats@gmail.com
Price: Stable Courtyard rooms €495 single occupancy House €550 - €650 single occupancy Sharing €500 

Find more information here: https://www.lisnavagh.com/retreats/rebalance-reconnect-retreat-3

#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #keepdiscovering #incarlow #irelandsancienteast #lookforlocal #wellness #retreats #irishnature #retreatslisnavagh #irishhouses
3 days ago

A throw back to the Snowdrop Gala which took place in Ballykealey House and Altamont Plant Sales in Carlow on January 27th 2024. Remember Snowdrop Month continues daily throughout the month of February at several locations in County Carlow.
For more details visit carlowtourism.com/snowdrop-month/

#wanderoffthetrack #carlowtourism #SnowdropMonth #ireland #carlow #walks #keepdiscovering #placestosee #nature #irishnature #snowdrops #inCarlow #gardens #irelandsancienteast
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