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Carlow town is the county seat of Carlow county, a bustling market town with an ancient history and tradition. The town, established by the Anglo-Normans in the twelveth century, is on the banks of the Barrow river at the northwest edge of the county. The castle on the photo above withstood a siege by Cromwell's troops in 1650. In 1814, during an attempt to renovate the castle for use as a mental asylum, much of the castle was accidentally destroyed, to leave just the west wall and the two flanking towers.

  • Last visit to Carlow: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated Jun 24, 2003
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