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Almost but not quite

The castle or west wall has an interesting history. The gardens have been laid out to show the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
via mobile
A bit disappointing

I was looking forward to see another castle during my visit in Ireland, and I actually didn't... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Hln A
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The ruins of what was once one of the most prominent castles in the region.
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good23%
  • Average63%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
16 Aug 2017
“Almost but not quite”
29 Apr 2017
“A bit disappointing”
Castle hill, Ireland
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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
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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

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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
Reviewed 22 December 2014

There is not much remaining of the Castle, but you can still have a walk around the ruins and there is a bit of a view of the Barrow! If your in the area, its worth while have a look.

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 23 September 2014

The two towers and connecting wall is all that is left of the once majestic 13th century castle. There is some very informative stainless steel etchings that shows you what the castle looked like, originally. A lot has been done to beautify the ruins and...More

1  Thank MdVSouthAfrica
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Well we drove through Carlow as we needed fuel. I convinced my boyfriend to drive past this landmark as I felt we hadnt seen enough historical places. He definetly said this made our trip complete....yes he was being ironic :) yes there isnt much left...More

1  Thank SonSan1
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Carlow Castle is a nice landmark. I can't really say anything else about it. There is a lot of history attached but you might be better off visiting Carlow County Museum to discover this history! It is a real pity that the three missing walls...More

1  Thank Danny B
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