History & Heritage


The Browne’s Hill Dolmen constructed about 3,000 b.c boasts the largest cap stone of any such structure in Europe. It is one of County Carlows 800 identified archaeological sites dating back 3,000 years and beyond. This is just one of the many historical attractions located throughout Carlow.

Duckett’s Grove


A country house, oozing with charm and character, in a peaceful rural setting at Palatine. A few miles from Carlow, off the Hacketstown and Baltinglass Road is the great mock-gothic skeleton of Duckett’s Grove, the ruined home of the once important Ducketts.

The family claimed descent from William the Conqueror and the house of De La Poer.  There were relationships with both the Earls of Ormonde (Kilkenny) and Kildare (Maynooth). The first Duckett to arrive in Ireland in the Cromwellian Period (mid 17th Century) was Sir George Duckett.

Recreation & Social Life


Enjoy the fresh air and unspoiled natural beauty in this truly authentic part of rural Ireland, with various attractions for all age groups. Carlow is very popular with visitors to Ireland. Carlow has recently built a new entertainment visual arts centre and theatre as well as a new state of the art Omniplex cinema. There are swimming pools and excellent pubs, restaurants & shopping centres. Carlow is the heart of the South-East and is only 80km from Dublin. There are many local sporting facilities including the tennis badminton and squash club, there are also many GAA clubs and many other sports facilities and clubs.