Menu Information on Counties in Ireland


county carlowCarlow is a county in Leinster whose name derives from the Irish word 'Ceatharlach' meaning quadruple lake, possibly referring to the flooding of the river Barrow.

County Carlow has many unique historic features, the most notable being the Browneshill Dolmen just outside of Carlow town - the largest of its kind in Europe.

Other place of interest to the visitor include Killeshin Monastery with its beautifully carved Romanesque doorways and Clonmore Abbey which has many old Celtic crosses.

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