Around Carlow

Around Carlow
County Laois

Stradbally, Co. Laois

Stradbally is a town in County Laois and it is known for its Steam Rally and the Electric Picnic. Stradbally is located on the N80 National Secondary Route, approximately 12km east of Portlaoise and 7km from Junction 16 on the M7 Motorway. The history of Stradbally dates to the 6th century when a monastery was […]

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County Laois

Oughaval Church, Co. Laois

Driving from Carlow to Stradbally you will find this impressive ruins of Oughaval Church stand on a hill overlooking the flat surrounding lands of County Laois. It’s a quite unusually shaped church. It is so unlike many of the church ruins that we normally find scattered around the countryside. Looking rather taller in height. The […]

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County Tipperary

Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

One of the most spectacular and the most visited tourist attractions in Ireland is the Rock of Cashel. It is sometimes mistakenly called “Castle on the Rock” and meanwhile it is not a castle but a “cashel”. This word is an anglicized version of the Irish word “caiseal”, meaning a fortress. It was originally a […]

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County Kildare

Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare

Only twenty minutes drive from Carlow Town is located a stunning 12th Century Castle. Kilkea Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland. It was a medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare. Kilkea Castle is located in the small village of Kilkea, in County Kildare, 5 km northwest of Castledermot, the […]

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County Wicklow

Chocolate Garden of Ireland, Co. Wicklow

World Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on 7th of July. So this is a perfect occasion to visit “the most chocolate place” in County Carlow which is Chocolate Garden of Ireland. Located between Tullow and Shillelagh, Chocolate Garden is a place very popular among all ages – school trips, preschoolers, company integration meetings, hen parties […]

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County Wicklow

The Ring of the Rath, Co. Wicklow

Rathgall Hillfort or Ring of the Rath is a large multivallate hill fort near the town of Shillelagh – Tullow road, about 6 km east of Tullow in County Wicklow. It is one of the largest and most impressive stone hillforts in Ireland. It is called Rathgall but is known locally as The Ring of […]

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County Kilkenny

Shankill Castle, Co. Kilkenny – ScareFest

Shankill Castle is set in parkland near Paulstown on the Carlow/Kilkenny border. It is just 16km from Kilkenny and 19km from Carlow. Shankill Castle, one of the Irish house-castles, is a unique family home often described as a living museum. It was first built as a Butler tower-house near the ruins of a pre-reformation church. In 1708 […]

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