Historic Sites Archives - Carlow Tourism

Historic Sites

August 2, 2018

Quaker Graveyard and Lecky Family Graveyard

Quaker graveyard and Lecky family graveyard – The charming village of Ballon is rich in archaeological heritage. Located on the outskirts of the village is the […]
March 12, 2012

Ballyloughan Castle

Ballyloughan Castle was probably built in the 13th century and consisted of a large open courtyard with a curtain wall and a moat outside. Only a […]
March 11, 2012

Ballymoon Castle

Just 3.5 km east of Bagenalstown Ballymoon Castle dates to the 14th century. Ballymoon Castle as striking as it is unusual comprises a courtyard about 80 feet […]
March 10, 2012

Black Castle

The village of Leighlinbridge developed at this strategic crossing on the River Barrow, defended by the Black Castle. In 1181, the Norman, Hugh de Lacy built […]
March 9, 2012

Brownshill Dolmen

One very unmistakable monument dating back to pre-historical times is the great Brownshill Dolmen the east of Carlow town. Brownshill Dolmen has a granite capstone weighing over 100 tonnes, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. The massive capstone rests on two portal stones which flank a door stone and slopes downwards to the west where it rests on a low boulder. The magnificent capstone has excited the interest of many antiquarians and tourists down through the years and it is thought that religious rites, possibly even human sacrifice, were performed there for four and a half thousand years (2500 BC).
March 8, 2012

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle, Carlow Town. Carlow Castle, now a ruin stands on the eastern bank of the River Barrow. It is thought to have been built by […]
March 7, 2012


Cloch-a-Phoill, Ardristan, Tullow. Co. Carlow. South of Tullow in Ardristan lies Cloch-a-Phoill, a large holed stone of great antiquity which may have once been part of a megalithic […]
March 6, 2012

Clonmore Castle

Clonmore Castle,Clonmore, Co Carlow. Clonmore Castle is square in plan and features rectangular towers at two corners with small turrets at the remaining corners. History indicates […]
March 5, 2012

Clonmore Triple Bullaun Stone

Clonmore Triple Bullaun Stone, Clonmore, Co. Carlow Situated on the approach to Clonmore village in the northeastern corner of Co. Carlow, is the triple bullaun stone, […]