Historic Sites

2nd August 2018
Quaker Graveyard

Quaker Graveyard and Lecky Family Graveyard

Quaker graveyard and Lecky family graveyard – The charming village of Ballon isrich in archaeological heritage. Located on the outskirts of the village is the Quaker graveyardalso strongly associated with the Lecky family for whom nearby Ballykealey House was builtin …

12th March 2012
Ballyloughan Castle

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 small square tower of Ballyloughan Castle remains, as well as the entrance gate which …

11th March 2012
Ballymoon Castle

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 square, surrounded by granite walls, 8 feet thick and 20 feet high. Square …

10th March 2012
Black Castle

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 the first castle here to defend the crossing while the present castle is reported …

9th March 2012
Brownshill Dolmen

Brownshill Dolmen

Brownshill Dolmen near Carlow Town.

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 …

8th March 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 William de Marshal, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Leinster between 1207 and 1213. …

8th March 2012
St. Mullins Heritage Centre

St. Mullins Heritage Centre

The former Church of Ireland Church, originally built in 1811, now houses the St. Mullins Heritage Centre, situated beside the famous monastic ruins and cemetery. St. Mullins Heritage Centre offers all aspects of local history including publications, church records, maps, …

7th March 2012
Cloch-a-Phoill

Cloch-a-Phoill

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 tomb. For over 2,000 years it was believed that sick infants if …

6th March 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 that Clonmore Castle was probably built towards the latter end of the 13th century. …