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October 1, 2020


Despite its unassuming nature today, Grange has witnessed international peace treaties, massacres, bitter family feuds and many other memorable episodes over the centuries. It also owes its existence to the man whose desire to reclaim power changed Irish history forever: Dermot McMurrough, deposed King of Leinster
August 27, 2018

New website of Carlow villages launched

Michael Martin of Ballon has launched an excellent new on-line resource of Carlow Villages. From Aghade in the north of the county to St. Mullins in the south, the website provides some lovely photographs of some 27 villages throughout the county. A great resource for visitors to the area.
June 12, 2018


The townlands of Ballyellen and Tomdarragh encompass an area of 1.5 square miles and are situated along County Carlow’s border with County Kilkenny in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. The townland is one of 20 in the Civil Parish of Ballyellen and one of 603 townlands in County Carlow. Alan Beg, a thirteenth century landowner, is most likely responsible for the name of the townland as he is recorded as having granted lands for the construction of nearby
June 1, 2018


The quiet village of Ballinabrannagh is surrounded by the lush green landscape of Ireland’s Ancient East. The name Ballinabrannagh comes from the Irish, ‘Baile na mBreathnach’, meaning ‘Town of the Walshes’.
June 4, 2016


Tinnahinch-Graiguenamanagh are very popular boating centres on the River Barrow whose character reflects a bygone time when the area was an important focal point for commercial traffic on the river. Both towns are connected by a beautiful bridge, constructed in 1767 when a canal system was being built.
April 24, 2012


Rathoe in the northern part of the parish, is situated between Tullow and Ballon, a small friendly village made famous by Bard Val Vousden, actor and […]
March 13, 2012


Tinryland is a picturesque village located 5.5km from Carlow Town, off the N80 Carlow – Rosslare Road. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Tinryland, built in 1819, contains the striking stained glass window to the memory of Captain Myles Keogh, who was born in Leighlinbridge in 1840 and was killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.