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    Carlow Museum: Learn about Carlow natives Kevin Barry, a medical student who was executed in 1920 in Mountjoy Gaol for his role in the War of Independence; and Captain Myles Kehoe, who was killed in the Battle of the Little Big Horn along with U.S. General Custer. wwww.carlowcountymuseum.ie

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    The VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre is a dynamic multi-disciplinary arts facility presenting the best of local, national, and international work in the visual and performing arts. www.visualcarlow.ie

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    Carlow Castle was probably built in the early 13th century by William de Marshal, Lord of Leinster, who had succeeded Strongbow, the leader of the Norman invasion of Ireland. Located at the meeting of the rivers Barrow and Burrin, it protected the river crossing and town of Carlow.

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    The Durdin or Weavers Cottages were built by Alexander Durdin in the late 17th century. They were occupied by weavers when the trade was at its height and now feature artefacts, furniture and pictures from bygone times.

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    Borris House, the ancestral home of the MacMurrough Kavanaghs, Kings of Leinster, is one of the few Irish estates that can trace its history back to the Royal families of ancient Ireland. You can tour the house and learn about its history, from the original 15th century castle, through its many subsequent changes and alterations, right up to the present day. www.borrishouse.com

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    Old Leighlin Cathedral: A thirteenth century gem, the original monastic settlement dates from the 7th century and at its peak had a community of 1,500 monks. The cathedral has a fascinating history of Viking raids and religious turbulence.

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    Aghade Bridge is a beautiful viewing spot over the River Slaney, close to the village of Ardattin and an ideal location for sightseeing.

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    Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing.

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    Dating back to pre-historical times, the great dolmen at Brownshill has a granite capstone weighing over 100 tons, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. This magnificent capstone has excited the interest of many antiquarians and tourists down through the years and it is thought that religious rites, possibly even human sacrifice, were performed there circa 2500 B.C.

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    Dunleckney Manor is one of County Carlow's most magnificent country houses is situated 2 kilometers north east of Bagenalstown. The present structure dates to the 17th century. T: 059-9721932

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