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The ruin and the garden are lovely. It’s sad that a group must have used it for a party and left garbage on the ground. The roses were blooming and except for the one spot is well maintained. This is located in downtown Carlow which...More
Seeing the castle reminds of the stupidity of humans. The story goes that the owner of the castle wanted to move the walls - using Dynamite! Ignorant of what the out come would be. Well the sad fact is only one side of the castle...More
The Castle is an understated building filled with hidden gems. There is a short film at the start (you can skip this) that gives you the history of the Castle. Then younstart your tour. The rooms have guides ready to answer your questions and are...More
The castle or west wall has an interesting history. The gardens have been laid out to show the outlines of where the rest of the castle stood and some of the information plaques told of the castles origins and development.
Unfortunately the amount of litter...More
I was looking forward to see another castle during my visit in Ireland, and I actually didn't expect to see only one wall standing there - still impressive and has a great history. I simply wouldn't call it a "castle" cause it isn't.
While you will discover a lovely landmark of norman history, you will be appauled by local council's decision to allow modern offices within close range. With the river so close, you can begin to imagine the strategic planning of this military plot. However, all imagination...More
It was originally and earth and timber fort that because of its location could have a view of the river traffic on the Barrow. What remains of it was built in the early 13th century but suffered degradation over the centuries due to a lack...More
We were wandering around Carlow town and saw this in the distance so decided to have a look. You don't pay anything to look around it which is great. I took a few pictures but they really don't do it justice. Although there isn't much...More