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Beautiful Ruin

The ruin and the garden are lovely. It’s sad that a group must have used it for a party and left... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Barbran3
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Tragedy of history

Seeing the castle reminds of the stupidity of humans. The story goes that the owner of the castle... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
CValperga
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Carlow, Ireland
via mobile
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24 Jun 2018
“Beautiful Ruin”
22 May 2018
“Tragedy of history ”
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The ruins of what was once one of the most prominent castles in the region.
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

It's nice to see but wouldn't travel to see this it really is just a wall. And a lot of empty beer cans broken glass and just general rubbish throw around it...

Thank Lottie 0
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Barbran3
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank CValperga
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

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

Thank TrudyLB
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank thelaminator2
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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.

Thank Hln A
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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

1  Thank Guide609087
Reviewed 31 May 2016

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

Thank Alain M
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Naomi f
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Stumbled across this site as we were in Carlow to research our ancestry. Not much left of the original structure but it has beautifully maintained grounds with plaques with its history.

Thank DarcyBeaudrie
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