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Athy heritage centre

Athy

The name Athy comes from the 2nd century, when the Chieftain Ae the son of Deargabhail, was killed in a battle between the men of Munster and the men of …

Carlow Castle

Carlow Town

Carlow Castle As a strategic river crossing, the town was the scene of a number of important battles and the Anglo Normans signalled its importance by building the great Carlow …

Graignamanagh & Tinnahinch bridge

Tinnahinch & Graiguenamanagh

Tinnahinch & Graiguenamanagh are very popular boating centres on the River Barrow whose character reflects a bygone time when the area was an important focal point for commercial traffic on …

Graiguenamanagh Abbey, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Duiske Abbey

T: + 353 (0)59 9724238

First built in 1204 by William Marshall, Duiske Abbey is the largest and perhaps the finest of the thirty-four medieval Cistercian monasteries in Ireland. The abbey is the parish church …

rathangan-community

Rathangan

Rathangan is a small town with a population of approximately 1200 and is located about 9 miles from Kildare Town. Rathangan, a small village in County Kildare, owes its name …

Ballymoon Castle 1

Ballymoon Castle

Ballymoon Castle is a national monument, situated 3km from the town of Bagenalstown. Starting with the walk up from the road across a small footbridge, you will be full of …

Ducketts Grove

Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens & Pleasure Grounds

T: + 353 (0) 59 9131554 - W: www.duckettsgrove.ie

Duckett’s Grove, the 18th, 19th and early 20th century home of the Duckett family, was formerly at the centre of a 12,000 acre (8,093 hectares) estate that has dominated the …

The John F Kennedy Arboretum

John F Kennedy Arboretum

T: + 353 (0) 51 388171 - W: www.heritageireland.ie

Dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States from 1960 to 1963, the Arboretum is a plant collection of international standing. It covers 252 hectares …

milford

Milford & Clogrennan

Milford Mill Milford is a most pleasant stop on the River Barrow which was once the centre of a thriving milling industry. The area is closely associated with the Alexanders, …

Arlington House

Portarlington

Portarlington located on a bend on the river Barrow was founded in 1666 by Henry Bennett, Lord Arlington. In the late 17th early 18th centuries Portarlington was the Paris of …