County Carlow

County Carlow (Contae Cheatharlach) (pop.50,500), despite encroachment by housing estates for DUBLIN commuters, still has pleasantly varied countryside stretching eastwards from the leafy banks of River Slaney and the imposing Blackstairs Mountains to the scenic valley of the River Barrow. The county is dotted with places of interest, notably the ancient megaliths at Browne’s Hill and Haroldstown, the ecclesiastical sites at St MullinsMyshall, Killeshin and Old Leighlin, stately homes and demesnes such as Lisnavagh House & Gardens, Huntington Castle, Dunleckney Manor, Borris House, Hardymount Gardens, Duckett’s Grove and the wonderful Altamount Gardens. (more…)

County Carlow – ByRoutes / Special Pages:

ByRoute 3 touches on Drummin Bog;

ByRoute 4 includes The Scullogue Gap, Ballymurphy, St. Mullins, Tinnahinch;

ByRoute 5 takes in Rathvilly, Hackettstown, Clonmore, Aghade, ArdattinClonegal, Kildavin, Myshall, Garryhill, Bagenalstown, Lorum, Ballinkillen, Borris;

ByRoute 6 details Killerig, Tullow; Ballon, Fenagh & Nurney; Leighlinbridge, Old Leighlin, Royal Oak;

Carlow Town & Environs naturally includes Graiguecullen (Co. Laois) and also takes in Palatine, Tinryland, Killogan, Milford, Linkardstown, and Clonmore, Killeshin & Rossmore (Co. Laois).

The Castlecomer Plateau also touches on Bilboa and the western fringes of County Carlow.

The best way to explore the county is to combine elements of all these pages.  Scenic linking roads are highlighted where they occur.

See also County Carlow Accomodation & Amenities