THINGS TO SEE & DO

There are a variety of things to see and do while you’re here for the Festival whether you’re here alone, with your partner or family or with a group of friends. Please click on the drop down links below for further information on all there is to see and do while you’re here in Carlow. There are further links contained in every drop down area to websites with detailed information regarding each activity. We hope you enjoy the experience!


Scenes of Carlow



HOUSES & GARDENS

Altamont Gardens

Altemont Gardens Altamont Gardens
Tullow
Co Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9159444
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9159510
Email: altamontgardens@opw.ie
Web: www.heritageireland.ie or www.carlowgardentrail.com or www.carlowtourism.com


Arboretum Inspirational Gardens

The ArboretumKilkenny Road
Leighlinbridge
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9721558 / 9721503
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9721642
Email: sales@arboretum.ie
Web: www.arboretum.ie or www.carlowtourism.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


Ashlawn Garden Centre

Ashlawn garden centreDonore
Bagnalstown
Co Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9721175
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9721175
Email: ashlawngardencentre@eircom.net
Web: www.carlowgardentrail.com or www.carlowtourism.com


Burtown House

burtownhouseBurtown House & Gardens
Athy
Co. Kildare
Ireland
Tel: +353 59 8623148
Email: info@burtownhouse.ie
Web: www.burtownhouse.ie or www.carlowgardentrail.com


Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden centre

DeltaGardenDelta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre
Strawhall Estate
Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9143527
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9130280
Email: info@deltacentre.org
Web: www.deltasensorygardens.com or www.carlowtourism.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


DuckettsGrove

Duckettes Grove

Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens & Pleasure Ground
Near Carlow Town
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9131554
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9170776
Email: carlow@failteireland.ie
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


HardymountGardens

Hardymount Gardens

Hardymount Gardens
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9151769
Web: www.carlowgardentrail.com or www.carlowtourism.com


Huntington Castle

HuntingtonCastleGardensHuntington Castle Gardens
Clonegall Village
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 53 9377552
Fax: + 353 (0) 53 9377160
Email: info@huntingtoncastle.com
Web: www.huntingtoncastle.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


Herb Garden at Kilgraney House

KilgraneyHouse Herb Gardens at Kilgraney House
Borris Road, Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9775283
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9775595
Email: info@kilgraneyhouse.com
Web: www.kilgraneyhouse.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


Leighlinbriddge

Leighlinbridge – The Garden Village

Leighlinbridge – The Garden Village
Leighlinbridge Improvement Group
Tel: + 353 (0) 86 6027751
Web: www.carlowgardentrail.com


Morgans Garden Centre

morgansMorgans Garden Centre
Mortarstown
Green Road
Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9143092
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9143179
Email: morgansgc@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.carlowgardentrail.com


Newtownbarry House

NewtownBarryHouseNewtownbarry House
Bunclody
Co. Wexford
Ireland
Tel: 053 937 6383
Fax: 053 937 6383
Web: www.newtownbarryhouse.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


OakPark

Oak Park Forest Park

Oak Park Forest Park
Oak Park
Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9131554
Email: carlow@failteireland.ie
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


Rathvilly Garden Centre

rathvillyRathvilly Garden Centre
Baltinglass Road
Rathvilly
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9161594 or 087 8344582
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9161296
Web: www.carlowgardentrail.com or www.carlowtourism.com


Rathwood

rathwoodtrainRathwood
Rath
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9156285
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9156239
Email: info@rathwood.com
Web: www.rathwood.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


Rath Wood Forest walks

RathWoodRath Wood Forest Walks
Rath
Tullow,
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9156285
Email: info@rathwood.com
Web: www.rathwood.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com


HOUSES & CASTLES

Lorum Old Rectory

Lorum Old Rectory
Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 59 9775282
Fax: +353 (0) 59 9775455
Email: enquiry@lorum.com
Web: www.lorum.com
LORUM

Borris House

Borris
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9773105
Email: info@borrishouse.com
Web: www.borrishouse.com or www.carlowtourism.com
BORRISHOUSE

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle
Carlow Town
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
carlowcastle

The Weavers Cottages

Clonegal
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 53 9377575/+ 353 (0) 87 9489342
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Weavers

Duckettes Grove

Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens & Pleasure Grounds
Near Carlow Town
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9131554 Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9170776
Email: carlow@failteireland.ie
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com
DuckettsGrove

Burtown House

Burtown House & Gardens Athy
Co. Kildare
Ireland
Tel: +353 59 8623148
Email: info@burtownhouse.ie
Web: www.burtownhouse.ie or www.carlowgardentrail.com
burtownhouse

Huntington Castle

Huntington Castle Gardens
Clonegall Village
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 53 9377552
Fax: + 353 (0) 53 9377160
Email: info@huntingtoncastle.com
Web: www.huntingtoncastle.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com
HuntingtonCastleGardens

Kilgraney House

Kilgraney House Borris Road
Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9775283
Fax: + 353 (0) 59 9775595
Email: info@kilgraneyhouse.com
Web: www.kilgraneyhouse.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com
KilgraneyHouse

Newtownbarry House

Newtownbarry House
Bunclody
Co. Wexford
Ireland
Tel: 053 937 6383
Fax: 053 937 6383
Web: www.newtownbarryhouse.com or www.carlowgardentrail.com
NewtownBarryHouse

Dunleckney Manor

Dunleckney Manor
Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 59 9721932
Web: www.discoverireland.ie
dunleckneyentrance

MARKETS

Carlow Farmers’ Market

The Liberty Tree
Potato Market
Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 8625176 Mr. Jimmy Mulhall – Chairperson
Email: info@carlowfarmersmarket.com
Web: www.carlowfarmersmarket.com or www.carlowtourism.com
Carlow Farmers Market

Askea Country Market

Askea Parish Centre
Askea
Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9161130
Web: www.countrymarkets.ie or www.iomst.ie
Askea Market

Borris Food and Craft Market

Town Hall
Borris
Co. Carlow
Tel: 087-2807683
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Borris Market

FUN FOR THE FAMILY

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Rath
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Email: info@chocolategarden.ie
Web: www.chocolategarden.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Old Dublin Road
Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 59 9172400 Box Office
Email: info@visualcarlow.ie
Web: www.visualcarlow.ie or www.carlowtourism.com

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre

The Dome Family Entertainment Centre

Carlow Business Park
Graiguecullen
Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9141555
Email: info@dome.ie Web: www.dome.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
The Dome Family Entertainment Centre

Mad For Models

Burton Hall
Carlow
T: 059 9163749, 087 2670737, 086 8246135
E: info@madformodels.ie
W: www.madformodels.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
Mad For Models

Rancho Reilly Pet Farm and Childrens’ Activity Centre

Springhill Road
Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 87 7701181
Web: www.ranchoreilly.com or www.carlowtourism.com
Rancho Reilly Pet Farm and Childrens Activity Centre

VISIT A FRUIT FARM

Gilberts Orchards

Quinagh
Carlow
+353 (0) 86 8598940
info@applebarrel.ie
Web: www.applebarrel.ie or www.carlowtourism.com

Gilberts Orchards

Malone’s Fruit Farm

Closh
Ballon
Co. Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 59 9159477
Fax: +353 (0) 59 9159478
Email: malonefruitfarm@eircom.net
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Malone’s Fruit Farm

HERITAGE CENTRES

Borris House

Borris
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9773105
Email: info@borrishouse.com
Web: www.borrishouse.com or www.carlowtourism.com
Borris House

Dunleckney Manor

Bagenalstown
Co. Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 59 9721932
Web: www.discoverireland.ie

Dunleckney Manor

The Weavers Cottages

Clonegal
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 53 9377575/+ 353 (0) 87 9489342
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
The Weavers Cottages

St. Laserian’s Cathedral

Old Leighlin
Co. Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 59 9721570
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.discoverireland.ie
St. Laserian’s Cathedral

St. Mullins Heritage Centre

St. Mullins
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 51 424913/+ 353 (0) 87 9013672
Web: stmullinsheritagecentre.com or www.carlowtourism.com
St. Mullins Heritage Centre

HISTORICAL SITES OF INTEREST

Ballyloughan Castle

Co. Carlow
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.discoverireland.ie
Ballyloughan Castle

Ballymoon Castle

Bagenalstown
Carlow
Web: www.irelandseye.com or www.carlowtourism.com
Ballymoon Castle

Black Castle

Leighlinbridge
Co. Carlow
Web: www.discoverireland.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
Black Castle

Brownshill Dolmen

Hacketstown Road (R726)
Carlow
Web: www.discoverireland.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
Brownshill Dolmen

Carlow Castle

Carlow Town
Web: www.discoverireland.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
Carlow Castle

Cloch-a-Phoill

Ardristan
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Cloch-a-Phoill

Clonmore Castle

Clonmore
Co Carlow
Web: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com or Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Clonmore Castle

Triple Bullaun Stone

Clonmore
Co. Carlow
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.discoverireland.com
Triple Bullaun Stone

Duckett’s Grove

Keenstown
near Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9131554
Email: carlow@failteireland.ie
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Duckett’s Grove

Haroldstown Dolmen

Tullow
Co. Carlow
Web: www.discoverireland.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
Haroldstown Dolmen

Huntington Castle

Clonegal Village
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 53 9377552
Email: info@huntingcastle.com
Web: www.huntingtoncastle or www.carlowtourism.com
Huntington Castle

Rathgall

Shillelagh Road
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Web: www.discoverireland.com or www.carlowtourism.com
RATHGALL

St. Laserian’s Cathedral

Old Leighlin
Co. Carlow
Tel: +353 (0) 59 9721570
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.discoverireland.ie
St. Laserian’s Cathedral

St. Mullins Heritage Centre

St. Mullins
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 51 424913/+ 353 (0) 87 9013672
Web: stmullinsheritagecentre.com or www.carlowtourism.com
St. Mullins Heritage Centre

MUSEUMS TO VISIT

Carlow County Museum

College Street
Carlow Town
T: 059-9131554
Email: museum@carlowcoco.ie
Web: www.carlowcountymuseum.ie or www.carlowtourism.com
Carlow County Museum<

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society

Web: www.carlowhistorical.com or www.carlowtourism.com

Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society

County Carlow Military Museum

Old Church
St. Dympna’s
Athy Road
Carlow
Email: military.museum@ireland.com
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
County Carlow Military Museum

Bishop Daniel Delany Museum

Brigidine Convent
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9151308
Web: www.tullowparish.com or www.carlowtourism.com
Bishop Daniel Delany Museum

St. Mullins Heritage Centre

St. Mullins
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 51 424913/+ 353 (0) 87 9013672
Web: stmullinsheritagecentre.com or www.carlowtourism.com
St. Mullins Heritage Centre

Tullow Museum

Tullow Museum
Tullow
Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 87 2383515
Web: www.carlowtourism.com or www.discoverireland.ie
Tullow Museum

TOURING OPPORTUNITIES

Mount Leinster Touring Route

Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Email: info@carlowtourism.com
Download Brochure Here
Mount Leinster Touring Route

The Hills of Killeshin and nearby Clogrennan Loop

Just above Carlow Town and overlooking the Barrow Valley are the picturesque hills of Killeshin. There are fabulous views of the county and town from here and it's only a 10 - 15 minute drive from the center of Carlow. You can relax at Óisín Park where there are picnic areas or continue down to the Clogrennan woods and Loop area.
Web: www.discoverireland.ie
Email: info@carlowtourism.com

Clogrennan Woods and Loop

Carlow Trail of the Saints

Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Email: info@carlowtourism.com
Download Brochure Here
Carlow Trail of the Saints

Gordon Bennett Route

Web: www.gordonbennettroute.com or www.carlowtourism.com
Gordon Bennett Route

OUR TOWNS AND VILLAGES


There are many beautiful towns and villages to visit in Co. Carlow. Visit www.carlowtourism.com to see more information Carlow Towns

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES


If you are interested in angling, canoeing, walking, equestrian or golfing activities, Carlow has some excellent opportunities for all. Please visit the following link to view more detailed information:
Web: www.carlowtourism.com
Carlow Towns

SHOPPING


You will find numerous shopping outlets in Carlow for all your needs and maybe you'll pick up a few bargains on the way. Two of the main shopping centres are the Fairgreen Shopping Centre and the Carlow Shopping Centre. There are many more outlets available all around the streets of Carlow. Drop in and check them out. Shopping in Carlow