Carlow. A small irish town located about 80km south of Dublin. The information about its
population vary between 10000 and 20000 people (depends on the person that was asked). It
takes about one hour to go there from Dublin by car but there are also bus and train
connections. The town of
is only a view kilometers to the south and can be reached within 30 minutes.
The town itself is quite nice. There is a castle (well sort of a castle because only one
single wall survied the test of time - but it looks very impressive at night when viewed
from the right position) and a cathedral, there is a Dolmen nearby (a big one), there are
shops and supermarkets, sport clubs (including the possibility to play squash), a lot of
nice pubs (you have to visit the "Dinn Ri" and "Tullys") and (obviously) there is a
college. There are (of course) more things in Carlow. However it would
be stupid to list all of them here. Go there and find out what is missing!
Lets take a stroll through the town itself and its surrounding area...
The court house. There is a story that says that it was designed for another city. But
the plans got mixed up and so this building ended up in Carlow...
Kilkenny Road. One of the most important streets in Carlow. Guess which city lies on its
end...! The College, some very nices B&Bs and the "Otterholt Youth Hostel" (do not stay
there) are located at Kilkenny Road. You can also see the river Barrow that runs next
to Kilkenny Road.
Dublin Road and Grandby Row - two typical irish streets in Carlow.
The Cathedral, Hanover Park and the Liberty Tree (located at one of the central points in
Carlow - the Potato Market).
Brownshill Dolmen. A very big Dolmen a view kilometers to the west of Carlow. It is
surrounded by sheep and it is therefore very dangerous to ge there. But even when you
reach it: BEWARE - because death might be near...