Carlow’s open for discovery –
make a break for it!
If like a lot of us you’re dreaming of a holiday break this year, then Carlow is a great destination to consider. It really is a haven for those who enjoy the great outdoors with stunning, unspoilt landscapes, fresh air, stimulation and wide open spaces! Consider walking the Barrow Way, the South Leinster Way and the Wicklow Way or the many looped walks located throughout the county. You won’t find a better place in Ireland for its range of fabulous gardens and garden centres – they make for a really great day’s entertainment in relaxing and spacious surroundings.
Big houses abound in Carlow – come and discover some of these spectacular manor houses including Borris, Huntington and Lisnavagh, walk in the footsteps of fascinating historical figures and take in the splendour of some of the most significant homes in Irish history. Families can enjoy a perfect holiday in Carlow, with some fantastic activities on offer. The whole family will love exploring acres of woodland parks, superb playgrounds, family entertainment venues, a host of outdoor activities and lots of family friendly accommodation.
There are a great range of day and multi-day activity options listed below that you can download to start planning your trip now. There are great accommodation breaks listed at the end of each itinerary.
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This is County Carlow, the hidden Ireland, a green Ireland of country roads and winding lanes, of towpaths and waterways, of mountain trails and forest tracks which lead the visitor through a hinterland of neat friendly villages and well-ordered small towns to ancient monastic sites and archaeological wonders from another age.
Fuair an tionscnamh seo fóir-dheontas ó Coiste um Fhorbairt Pobail Aituil Cheatharlach, Clár Forbartha Tuaithe atá maoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann faoi Chlár Forbartha Tuaithe Éireann 2014-2020 agus ag Ciste Talamhaíochta na hEorpa d’Fhorbairt Tuaithe: infheistiú na hEorpa i Limistéir Tuaithe.
This project received grant aid from Carlow Local Community Development Committee under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2014-2020 which is financed by the Irish Government and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.