Over 100 Things To Do In Carlow

Cein Stynes and his grandad Martin Reid in a Canoe on the river Barrow in county Carlow

Visitor Attractions in County Carlow

On our boat trips, we are often asked for suggestions for things to do in Carlow. In truth, there are loads of things to do and places to see in the county. Therefore, I’ve put together the following list of “over 100 things to do in county Carlow” so as to make things a little easier for people. Most of the visitor attractions listed below have links to either their website, Google Maps or TripAdvisor. Some have them all. So you can individually check them out yourself before deciding to visit them. I’ve deliberately kept the list simple and clutter free with no pictures or recommendations, so that it is easy to use on your phone as a reference page to flick back and forth from. Hopefully it will make finding things to do a little easier than searching loads of websites. Another great website for inspiration and to find things to do, is the Carlow Tourism Website Here.  Anyhow, enjoy Carlow. It’s a fantastic county with loads to see and do. All the best. Cliff

 

Adelaide Memorial Church

Website: Adelaide Memorial Church
Telephone:
Address: Myshall,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Adelaide Memorial Church on Google Maps

 

Altamont Gardens

Website: Altamont Gardens
Telephone: +353599159444
Address: Altamont, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Altamont Gardens on Google Maps
Altamont Gardens on TripAdvisor

 

An Gairdin Beo

Website: An Gairdin Beo
Telephone: +353894051342
Address: Dublin Rd, Rathnapish, Carlow
Co. Carlow, Ireland
An Gairdin Beo on Google Maps

 

Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven

Website: Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven
Telephone: +353599721558
Address: Old, Kilkenny Rd, Rathvinden, Leighlinbridge,
R93 P9F4, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Arboretum on Google Maps
Arboretum on TripAdvisor

 

Bagenalstown Outdoor Pool

Website: Bagenalstown Outdoor Pool
Telephone: +353599158860
Address: Dunleckny, Muine Bheag,
R21 RR72, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Bagenalstown Outdoor Pool on Google Maps

 

Bagenalstown Pitch & Putt

Facebook: Bagenalstown Pitch & Putt
Telephone: +353860530420
Address: McGrath Park, Dunleckny,
Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Bagenalstown Pitch & Putt on Google Maps

 

Bagenalstown Trip Boat

Facebook: Bagenalstown Trip Boat
Telephone:
Address: Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Ballon Tree Trail

Website: Ballon Tree Trail
Telephone:
Address: Ballon,
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Ballyloughan Castle

Website: Ballyloughan Castle
Telephone:
Address: Ballyloughan,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Ballyloughan Castle on Google Maps

 

Ballymoon Castle

Website: Ballymoon Castle
Telephone:
Address: Ballywilliamroe,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Ballymoon Castle on Google Maps

 

Ballymurphy/Walshestown 7.5k Walk

Website: Ballymurphy/Walshestown 7.5k Walk
Telephone:
Address: Ballymurphy,
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Barrow Way

Website: Barrow Way
Telephone:
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Blackstairs Eco Trails

Website: Blackstairs Eco Trails
Telephone: +353872707189
Address: The Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Blackstairs Eco Trails on Google Maps
Blackstairs Eco Trails on TripAdvisor

 

Blackstairs Mountain

Website: Blackstairs Mountain
Telephone:
Address: Knockymullgurry,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Blackstairs Mountain on Google Maps

 

BoatTrips.ie

Website: BoatTrips.ie
Telephone: +353872061999
Address: Graiguecullen, Carlow Town,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
BoatTrips.ie (Carlow) on Google Maps
BoatTrips.ie (Carlow) on TripAdvisor

 

Borris Golf Club

Website: Borris Golf Club
Telephone: +353599773310
Address: Borris Co. Carlow,
Ireland
Borris Golf Club on Google Maps

 

Borris House

Website: Borris House
Telephone: +353599771884
Address: Borris House, Borris, R95 W983
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Borris House on Google Maps
Borris House on TripAdvisor

 

Borris Viaduct

Website: Borris Viaduct
Telephone:
Address: Knocknagundarragh, Borris,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Borris Viaduct on TripAdvisor

 

Brownshill Dolmen

Website: Brownshill Dolmen
Telephone:
Address: Hacketstown Rd, Carlow Town,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Brownshill Dolmen on Google Maps
Brownshill Dolmen on TripAdvisor

 

Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club

Website: Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club
Telephone: +353539374444
Address: Carrigduff, Bunclody, Co. Wexford,
Y21 N922, Ireland
Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on Google Maps
Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on TripAdvisor

 

Carlow Brewing Company

Website: Carlow Brewing Company
Telephone: +353599720509
Address: Muine Bheag Business Park, Royal Oak Rd,
Moneybeg, Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Brewing Company on Google Maps
Carlow Brewing Company on TripAdvisor

 

Carlow Castle

Website: Carlow Castle
Telephone:
Address: Castle Hill, Graigue, Carlow Town,
R93 FT97, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Castle on Google Maps
Carlow Castle on TripAdvisor

 

Carlow County Library

Website: http://www.carlowlibraries.ie/
Telephone: +353599129705
Address: Tullow Street, Carlow Town,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Library on Google Maps

 

Carlow County Museum

Website: Carlow County Museum
Telephone: +353599131554
Address: Carlow Tourist Office,
College St, Carlow Town
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow County Museum on Google Maps
Carlow County Museum on TripAdvisor

 

Carlow Farmers Market

Website: Carlow Farmers Market
Telephone: +353872738061
Address: Potato Market,
Carlow Town, R93 VX84
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Farmers Market on Google Maps

 

Carlow Food Trail

Website: Carlow Food Trail
Telephone: + 353 (0) 59 9130411
Address: Carlow
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Carlow Garden Trail

Website: Carlow Garden Trail
Telephone: + 353 (0) 59 9130411
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Carlow Golf Centre

Facebook: Carlow Golf Centre
Telephone: +353599132878
Address: Springhill Rd, Crossneen,
CarlowTown, Co. Laois, Ireland
Carlow Golf Centre on Google Maps

 

Carlow Golf Club

Website: Carlow Golf Club
Telephone: +353599131695
Address: Deerpark, Carlow Town, R93 HX46
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Golf Club on Google Maps
Carlow Golf Club on TripAdvisor

 

Carlow Rathnapish & Askea Walks

Website: Carlow Rathnapish & Askea Walks
Telephone:
Address: Carlow Town
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Carlow Tours

Website: Carlow Tours
Telephone: +353 87 650 9880
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Tours on TripAdvisor

 

Carlow Town Park

Website:
Telephone:
Address: Graiguecullen, Carlow Town
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Town Park on Google Maps
Carlow Town Park on TripAdvisor

 

Carrigbeg Riding School

Facebook: Carrigbeg Riding School
Telephone: (059) 972 1962
Address: Carrig Beg,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carrigbeg Riding School on Google Maps

 

Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Website: Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary
Telephone: +353599164087
Address: College St, Graigue, Carlow Town
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Cathedral on Google Maps
Carlow Cathedral on TripAdvisor

 

Clogrennan Wood

Website: Clogrennan Wood
Telephone:
Address: Raheendoran,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Clogrennan Wood on TripAdvisor

 

Clonegal Walk

Website: Clonegal Walk
Telephone:
Address: Clonegal
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Clonmore Castle

Website: Clonmore Castle
Telephone:
Address: Hacketstown,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Clonmore Castle on Google Maps

 

County Carlow Military Museum

Website: County Carlow Military Museum
Telephone: +353876904242
Address: Health Services Complex, Athy Rd,
Strawhall, Carlow Town, R93 PK46
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow Military Museum on Google Maps
Carlow Military Museum on TripAdvisor

 

Delta Sensory Gardens

Website: Delta Sensory Gardens
Telephone: +353599131354
Address: Strawhall Industrial Estate, Strawhall,
Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Delta Sensory Gardens on Google Maps
Delta Sensory Gardens on TripAdvisor

 

Dome Family Entertainment Centre

Website: Dome Family Entertainment Centre
Telephone: +353599164311
Address: Sleaty Rd, Graiguecullen,
Carlow Town, Co. Laois, Ireland
Dome Family Entertainment Centre on Google Maps

 

Doyles Equestrian Centre

Website: Doyles Equestrian Centre
Telephone: +353872870984
Address: Coole Lane, Coole,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Doyles Equestrian Centre on Google Maps

 

Dr. Cullen Park

Website: Dr. Cullen Park
Telephone:
Address: O’Brien Rd, Rathnapish,
Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Dr. Cullen Park on Google Maps
Dr. Cullen Park on TripAdvisor

 

Duckett’s Grove

Website: Duckett’s Grove
Telephone:
Address: Kneestown,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Duckett’s Grove on Google Maps
Duckett’s Grove on TripAdvisor

 

Equipark

Website: Equipark
Telephone:
Address: Garryhill, Ballinakill, R21 TN93
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Equipark on Google Maps

 

Fox Park – Rathwood Forest Walk

Website: Fox Park – Rathwood Forest Walk
Telephone: +353599156285
Address: Rathwood, R93 T934
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Fox Park – Rathwood Forest Walk on Google Maps

 

Gaelic Escargot

Website: Gaelic Escargot
Telephone: +353851000919
Address: Booldurragh, Garryhill,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Gaelic Escargot on Google Maps

 

Gales Hill Stables

Facebook: Gales Hill Stables
Telephone: +353872440632
Address: Ashfield, Ballickmoyler,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Gales Hill Stables on Google Maps

 

Goodly Barrow

Website: Goodly Barrow
Telephone: +353872440551
Address: Ballyellin, Goresbridge,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Goodly Barrow on Google Maps

 

Go With The Flow

Website: Go With The Flow
Telephone: +353872529700
Address: The Lock House, Clashganny, Borris,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Go With The Flow on Google Maps
Go With The Flow on TripAdvisor

 

Hardymount Gardens

Website: Hardymount Gardens
Telephone: 059 9151769
Address: Hillview, Tullow
R93 XN24, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Hardymount Gardens on Google Maps

 

Huntington Castle

Website: Huntington Castle
Telephone: +353539377160
Address: Huntington Castle, Huntington, Clonegall,
Y21 K237, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Huntington Castle on Google Maps
Huntington Castle on TripAdvisor

 

IMC Cinema Carlow

Website: IMC Cinema Carlow
Telephone: +353599137645
Address: Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Barrack St,
Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
IMC Cinema Carlow on Google Maps
IMC Cinema Carlow on TripsAdvisor

 

Kilbrannish Forest Loop Walk

Website: Kilbrannish Forest Loop Walk
Telephone:
Address: Kilbrannish
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Kilbrannish Forest Loop Walk on Google Maps

 

Kilbrannish Windfarm Loop Walk

Website: Kilbrannish Windfarm Loop Walk
Telephone:
Address: Kilbrannish
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Kilbrannish Windfarm Loop Walk on Google Maps

 

Kilgraney House & Herb Garden

Website: Kilgraney House & Herb Garden
Telephone: +353599775283
Address: Kilgraney
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Kilgraney House on Google Maps
Kilgraney House on TripAdvisor

 

Killoughternane Church

Website: Killoughternane Church
Telephone:
Address: Killoughternane,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Killoughternane Church on Google Maps

 

Leighlinbridge Walk

Website: Leighlinbridge Walk
Telephone:
Address: Leighlinbridge,
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Lisnavagh House and Gardens

Website: Lisnavagh House and Gardens
Telephone: +353599161473
Address: Lisnavagh, Rathvilly,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Lisnavagh House on Google Maps
Lisnavagh House on TripAdvisor

 

Milford Mills

Website: Milford Mills
Telephone:
Address: Milford,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Milford Mills on Google Maps
Milford Mills on TripAdvisor

 

Mount Leinster

Website: Mount Leinster
Telephone:
Address: Raheendarragh,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Mount Leinster on Google Maps
Mount Leinster on TripAdvisor

 

Mount Wolseley Golf Course

Website: Mount Wolseley Golf Course
Telephone: +353599180100
Address: Mountwolseley, Tullow,
R93 C9H0, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Mount Wolseley on Google Maps
Mount Wolseley on TripAdvisor

 

MPM Equestrian Centre

Website: MPM Equestrian Centre
Telephone: +353858894237
Address: Rahill, Rathvilly,
R93 A376, Co. Carlow, Ireland
MPM Equestrian Centre on Google Maps

 

Nine Stones – Viewing Point

Website: Nine Stones – Viewing Point
Telephone:
Address: Kilbrannish South,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Nine Stones on Google Maps

 

Oak Park Forest Park

Website: Oak Park Forest Park
Telephone:
Address: Oak Park, Carlow Town,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Oak Park on Google Maps
Oak Park on TripAdvisor

 

Old Leighlin Walk

Website: Old Leighlin Walk
Telephone:
Address: Old Leighlin
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Omniplex Cinema

Website: Omniplex Cinema
Telephone:
Address: Unit 13, Carlow Shopping Centre,
Kennedy Ave, Carlow Town, R93 DX73
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Omniplex Cinema on Google Maps
Omniplex Cinema on TripAdvisor

 

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Website: Paddle Your Own Canoe
Telephone: +353 87 414 0461
Location: The Hub, Graiguenamanagh,
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Paddle Your Own Canoe on Google Maps
Paddle Your Own Canoe on TripAdvisor

 

Paraglide Adventure

Website: Paraglide Adventure
Telephone: 353 87 2589245
Address: Nine Stones, Kilbrannish South,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Paraglide Adventure on Google Maps

 

Pure Adventure

Website: Pure Adventure
Telephone: +353 87 226 5550
Address: The Quay, Graiguenamanagh,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Pure Adventure on Google Maps
Pure Adventure on TripAdvisor

 

Quinagh House Par 3 Golf Course

Website: Quinagh House Par 3 Golf Course
Telephone: +353599142088
Address: Quinagh House, Quinagh, R93 V741
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Quinagh House Par 3 on Google Maps

 

Rancho Reilly

Website: Rancho Reilly
Telephone: 087 7701181
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland
Rancho Reilly on TripAdvisor

 

Rathanna Walk

Website: Rathanna Walk
Telephone:
Address: Rathanna
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Rathgall Hillfort

Website: Rathgall Hillfort
Telephone:
Address: Rath East, Coolkenno, Co. Wicklow
via Co. Carlow, Ireland
Rathgall Hillfort on Google Maps

 

Rathwood

Website: Rathwood
Telephone: +353599156285
Address: Rath East, Tullow,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Rathwood on Google Maps
Rathwood on TripAdvisor

 

Royal Oak Distillery

Website: Royal Oak Distillery
Telephone: +353599186653
Address: Clorusk Lower, Royal Oak,
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Royal Oak Distillery on Google Maps
Royal Oak Distillery on TripAdvisor

 

South Leinster Way

Website: South Leinster Way
Telephone:
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

Southern County Fishing Resort

Website: Southern County Fishing Resort
Telephone: +353599157773
Address: Sheean, Garryhill, R21 R582
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Southern County Fishing on Google Maps
Southern County Fishing on TripAdvisor

 

St. Laserian’s Trail

Website: St. Laserian’s Trail
Telephone:
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

St. Moling’s Trail – Driving Route

Website: St. Moling’s Trail – Driving Route
Telephone:
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

St Mullins Walk

Website: St Mullins Walk
Telephone:
Address: St Mullins,
Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

St. Patrick’s Trail

Website: St. Patrick’s Trail
Telephone:
Address: Co. Carlow, Ireland

 

The Big Blue Barn

Website: The Big Blue Barn
Telephone: +353599131222
Address: Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Rd,
Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
The Big Blue Barn on Google Maps
The Big Blue Barn on TripAdvisor

 

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Website: The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
Telephone: +353596481999
Address: Chocolate Garden, Rath East, R93 PY82
Co. Carlow, Ireland
Chocolate Garden on Google Maps
Chocolate Garden on TripAdvisor

 

Tullow Heritage Trail

Website: Tullow Heritage Trail
Telephone:
Address: Tullow, Co. Carlow
Ireland

 

Visual / George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Website: Visual / George Bernard Shaw Theatre
Telephone: +353599172400
Address: Old Dublin Rd, Graigue, Carlow Town,
R93 A3K1,Co. Carlow, Ireland
Visual / George Bernard Shaw Theatre on Google Maps
Visual / George Bernard Shaw Theatre on TripAdvisor

 

Waterside Bike Hire

Website: Waterside Bike Hire
Telephone: +353 59 972 4246
Location: The Quay, Graiguenamanagh,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Waterside Bike Hire on Google Maps

 

Weavers Cottage

Website: Weavers Cottage
Telephone: +353539376749
Address: Weavers Cottages, Main Street, Clonegall,
Y21 K2X8, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Weavers Cottage on Google Maps

 

Tourist Attractions and Places To See

As you can see from above, there are lots to see and do in county Carlow. Some of my favourite involve rambles in the Blackstairs Mountains/Mount Leinster, adventures on the river Barrow or exploring some of the fantastic historical sites throughout the county. However, if you are staying in the southeast and want to venture further afield, I’d recommend hopping across the border into county Kilkenny for a bit of exploration also. If so, here is a list that you might find useful:

Over 100 Things To In County Kilkenny

Actually, here are two more blog posts that you might find useful also:

Things To Do In Tullow

Things To Do in Borris

 

 

Visiting County Carlow

6th February 2022

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Clifford Reid

Written by Clifford Reid

4 Comments

  1. Colette Murphy

    Hi Cliff,
    I wonder could you include , The Goodly Barrow Cafe and Museum as well as Kilcumney Hill. They are both in Co Carliw

    Reply
    • Clifford Reid

      Hi Colette,
      I certainly will. Hope you’re keeping well.
      I’ll update it shortly.
      Cheers
      Cliff

      Reply
    • Clifford Reid

      Many thanks Huge. I will check that out. Cheers. Cliff

      Reply

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