As the leaves turn from green to gold, crimson, and red, and fires begin to crackle in the hearths of homes everywhere, thoughts turn to wandering through unexplored forests, untried delicacies in restaurants unknown and walking the grounds of stately homes as we imagine the former grandeur of an Ireland from long past. It is the season of exploration. Ireland changes from summer to autumn and our famous greenery turns into fields shorn of crops and hay, and the trees adorn themselves in the exquisite shades of tapestry that only autumn brings. Carlow is a county of lush forest walks, arresting heritage sites and the comforts of indoor splendour for those less-than-wonderful weather days. Plenty of other discoveries await as you “wander off the track” and make new memories this autumn. Find your perfect base at one of Carlow’s many sumptuous and cosy properties and make new memories during the most colourful season of the year.