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About Carlow

With mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys all close at hand, Carlow is a hidden gem worth discovering and exploring.

Against a beautiful landscape visitors will uncover a great holiday experience – exhilarating outdoor adventure, traditional rural life and a rich cultural heritage.

Situated in the South East of Ireland, approximately 90km from the ferry and airports of Dublin, Rosslare and Waterford, Carlow is one of Ireland’s most charming inland counties. The county's history is reflected in the many historic buildings and artifacts found throughout, from the Brownshill Dolmen, to Carlow's early monastic ruins, the ancient grandeur of Huntington Castle and Altamont Gardens, and the stunning Duckett's Grove, a vast gothic ruin. 

With the beauty of the Blackstairs Mountain, and charming villages such as Clonegal and Borris with award-winning restaurants and cosy pubs, there are lots of options to relax and enjoy your visit. 

Its central location offers the perfect base to explore Wexford, Kilkenny, Wicklow, Kildare and Laois. Dublin is a mere 45 minutes drive with continuous motorway from the city to Carlow Town via the M7 & M9. For more details visit

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