Food and Drink

March 11, 2022

Ballykealey House

Ballykealey House a fine palatial 18th century Gothic- Tudor style home, set on seven acres of lush parkland close to the picturesque village of Ballon. Nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains it offers guests a rural retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
March 11, 2022

The Step House Hotel

The Step House Hotel is a four-star family-run boutique hotel located in the picturesque south Carlow village of Borris at the foot of Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains.
March 11, 2022

The Lord Bagenal Inn

The Lord Bagenal Inn is a multiple award-winning family run hotel and restaurant featuring 39 spacious, elegant bedrooms decorated in a classic boutique style, providing a haven of peace and calm. Contemporary Irish and international cuisine is a strong offering of this property where there is a strong emphasis on using the finest local products along with daily specials from locally sourced suppliers.
January 16, 2022

Gaelic Escargot

Gaelic Escargot is the first snail farm in Ireland and the only Research & Development Centre for the production of free-range escargots. They are located in Garryhill, Co. Carlow and they have been researching and farming snails since 2013, with a particular emphasis on free-range and sustainable methods.
July 6, 2021

Racey Byrnes Pub

Racey Byrne’s is one of Carlow’s oldest pubs with lots of character. A unique experience of old world charm in the heart of Carlow Town with […]
May 5, 2021

Mimosa Bar de Tapas

Hidden in the cultural quarter of Carlow, facing the magnificent Carlow Cathedral in College Street - Mimosa Bar de Tapas is an escape to another world of eclectic surroundings and music and food that is inspired from around the world.
March 30, 2021

Blackstairs Eco Trails

February 26, 2021

Lennon’s @ VISUAL

VISUAL is one of Ireland’s largest and most spectacular venues for contemporary art. Downstairs from the entrance lobby, the award winning Lennon’s Restaurant echoes the sleek modern feel of the building’s exterior with its unfussy, open plan layout and original art hanging on the walls. There is a sheltered terrace for al fresco dining with lovely views of the historic St. Patrick’s College and Carlow Cathedral.
February 12, 2021

Sha-Roe Bistro

Sha-Roe Bistro is situated between Huntington Castle and Osborne’s Pub in the centre of Clonegal, winner of Ireland’s Tidiest Village in 2014 and 2015. The restaurant, originally an 18th century inn, has been sympathetically restored and retains many old features which add to the welcoming ambience, including a large open stone fireplace and a tiny cottage window that reveals a glimpse into the kitchen.