|Carlow town photos & history.|
County Carlow is the 2nd smallest county in Ireland and located in the province of Leinster. The distance from Dublin city to Carlow town is approx 70km. Carlow Town is located on the River Barrow which forms a natural boundary between counties Laois (Formerly Queens county) & Carlow. It's also one of the oldest counties in Ireland.
The original settlement around Carlow town dates from prehistoric times, evidenced by the 5 thousand year old megalithic site at Browneshill Dolmen, built circa 3300BC, with the largest capstone in Europe & weighing 100 tons ( 101604.691 Kilograms ).
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Located on the bank of the Barrow River, this early 13th century Norman castle was a fortified structure with walls 7 feet thick. It was built by William de Marshall who was the Lord of Leinster between 1207 and 1213. The castle withstood many assaults over the centuries during Ireland's turbulent past until 1814. An attempt by the castle's then occupier, a Dr Midlleton, to demolish interior walls using gunpowder destroyed most of the building except the wall and towers we see standing today.
As described in The Dublin Penny Journal - a weekly newspaper based on Bachelor's Walk Dublin which also published a series of volumes, between 1832 and 1836. " In 1814 Dr Middleton undermined the foundations. It fell with a dradful crash that alarmed those towns-people who were unaware of the coming event..fortunately it happened on a Sunday morning while the people were engaged about their religious duties..otherwise it might possily have been the destruction of many". (Dublin Penny Journal Vol 3.)
Carlow Castle and St. Mary's Church spire pictured in 2022.
Castle ruins viewed from end of Castle Street, Blackstairs Mountains in distance. 2022 Carlow town image.
|Carlow Cathedral photo, Saint Mary's Church & town images.|
Cathedral Of The Assumption, dedicated in 1833 & situated on College Street. 2022 Carlow Town photo.
Side entrance to Cathedral Of The Assumption situated in Carlow Town, 2022 photograph. View Cathedral webcam.
Saint Mary's Church of Ireland, built in 1727.|
Carlow Town | Kennedy Avenue. |
Cherry blossom tree on Kennedy Avenue Carlow Town centre, with farmers market & Liberty Tree sculpture. 2022/2023 Carlow town photos by Al Geraty.
Night photo of oldest bar interior in Carlow town, featuring original Victorian era decorative wood carvings. Corcorans pub is located at Governey Square, before Graiguecullen Bridge over the Barrow River.
Reddys family run pub on Tullow Street, Carlow. 2022 photo.
The Barrow river rises in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois then flows through the counties of Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny & Waterford before reaching the sea at Wexford. It stretches for 192 Kilometres and is Ireland's second longest river.|
Swans on Barrow River near Carlow Town, 2022 photo.
Vintage Carlow Images
A colourised 1960's postcard view of Dublin Street, Carlow.
Castle Street Carlow, with cyclist & vintage cars. Digitally restored image c1910 from original by Robert French.
A colourised view of late 1950's Tullow Street, Carlow.
Tullow Street with old P&T ( Posts & Telegraphs) telephone kiosk. 1950's Carlow image from The Valentine Collection.
Antique view of Dublin Street in Carlow town c1910, photo by Robert French.
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Carlow Castle Postcard.