Visit Carlow is a comprehensive travel guide to County Carlow in Ireland. Containing easy to navigate sections, Visit Carlow has all the information you need to get the most out of your trip. Our "Entertainment Guide" detail what's on and where including cinema listings, local events and festival programmes. Our "FAMILY FUN" section details the many family friendly activities in Carlow including cinemas, pet farms, adventure centre's, playgrounds and more.
- Simple, easy to browse sections
- Comprehensive listing of accommodation providers and restaurants
- Full listing of historical sites, museums and all other places of interest
- Entertainment Guide
- Currency Converter
- Local Weather Forecasts
- Every listing contains GPS coordinates so once you decide on where you want to go, our app can take you there
Carlow, once the capital of Ireland, is conveniently located just an hour from Dublin and is centred in the heart of the Sunny South East. Carlow has beautiful, un-spoilt countryside, great for walking/cycling and is complimented by amazing gardens such as Altamont, Duckett's Grove and The Arboretum to name a few. The Barrow Way, perhaps one of Carlow's most prized assets, is a towpath along the River Barrow which was once used by horses pulling barges. Now a beautiful walking route stretching 113km, it was selected in the top 5 visitor attractions by the judges of "The Irish Times Best Days Out in Ireland 2015" competition.
Carlow is known as The Dolmen County thanks to its two perfectly preserved dolmens (portal tombs), The Haroldstown Dolmen and the Brownshill Dolmen. The latter's capstone is reputed to be the heaviest in Europe weighing in at an estimated 100 tonnes. It also dates back to around 4,000BC which predates the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge in the UK. The ruins of the many castles are dotted throughout the countyside including Carlow Castle, Black Castle and Ballymoon Castle. Huntington Castle, originally built in the 17th century is a magnificent, perfectly maintained castle and is open to the public during summer months. Carlow has a great mix of old and new including Carlow County Museum (County Museum of the Year 2014-2015) and the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art boasting 4 world class galleries and the 320 seat George Bernard Shaw Theatre.
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