Heritage Archives - Carlow Tourism


June 3, 2017

Lisnavagh House and Gardens

Lisnavagh House and Gardens, Rathvilly offers the ultimate mix of homeliness and grandeur, making it a most appealing destination for those seeking somewhere unique. With several […]
March 18, 2015

Shankill Castle and Gardens

Shankill Castle, one of the Irish house castles, is a unique family home often described as a living museum. Shankill Castle was first built as a Butler […]
March 8, 2012

The Weavers Cottages

The Durdin or The Weavers Cottages were built by alexander Durdin in the late 17th century. The Weavers Cottages were lived in by weavers when the trade was at its height and now feature many items, artefacts, furniture and pictures from bygone times.
March 7, 2012

The Lace Gallery

Mary O'Neill makes small, delicate pieces of the famous Irish Carrickmacross Lace from her studio - The Lace Gallery close to  Altamont Gardens. All pieces are designed by Mary featuring Irish symbols including the Shamrock and Claddagh. Each piece of her work is signed, dated and numbered and is presented as a framed wall piece that makes an attractive gift for any home.
March 7, 2012

Borris House

Borris House, the ancestral home of the MacMurrough Kavanaghs, Kings of Leinster, is one of the few Irish estates that can trace its history back to […]
March 6, 2012

Tullow Museum

Housed in an attractive, stone built, former Methodist church at the River Slaney Bridge. Tullow Museum features a splendid collection of artefacts reflecting local history, in particular Fr. Murphy's connection with the town, including what are alleged to be his last vestments.
February 28, 2012

St. Laserian’s Cathedral

A 13th century gem which nestles in the village of Old Leighlin (Leath gleann – half-glen). The original monastic settlement dates from the 7th century and its […]
February 27, 2012

Huntington Castle and Gardens

Huntington Castle, voted one of Ireland’s top 20 Hidden Gems by The Guardian is set in over 160 acres of gardens, woodland and farmland. The castle […]