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Free Days Out in County Carlow, ROI

Carlow is known as The Dolmen County as Brownshill Dolmen is near Carlow town. The inhabitants are known as The Barrowsiders though the River Barrow. Carlow was famous for cock fighting in the early nineteenth century. "The Fighting Cocks" is also a crossroads on the N80 road which names a district between Tullow and Nurney and its Gaelic Athletic Association club, or The Scallion Eaters, as in the early nineteenth century, most of the onions sold in Leinster were grown near Carlow town!

Altamont Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Near Ballon, signposted off the N80 & N81, between Tullow and Bunclody, a large, beautiful old world garden, Robinsonian in style with a strong emphasis on the informal tradition of combining a good plant collection within the natural landscape of its environment.

Lawns and clipped yews slope down to a lake surrounded by rare trees, shrubs and a profusion of roses both old and modern with herbaceous plants scent the air. The is a steep descent through the "Ice Age Glen" to a beautiful river walk.

Chargeable Guided Tours: Maximum number: 25
Duration: 30 minutes, in the main formal gardens, the visitor can walk the rest of the gardens themselves (40 acres). Suitable footwear required

Open (Subject to change. Please telephone in advance of visit) Summer: 7 days including bank holidays - Easter to End of Apr: 09.00 - 18.30 / May - End Aug: 09.00 - 19.30 / Sept: 09.00 - 18.30 / Octr: 09.00 - 17.00

Winter: Closed for weekends for Dec only / Mon - Thur: 09.00 - 16.30 / Fri: 09.00 - 15.30

Average length of visit: 1 - 2 hours / Photography and Video allowed / Restricted access for visitors with disabilities

Tel: +353 59 915 9444

Web: None

Admission Free, except for pre-booked guided tours.

Facilities: Picnic tables, toilets, car park

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Below this line, in the grey area, we are adding alternative days out to the Free listings that DoFreeStuff is renowned for. This is to help you plan your family days out. The attractions listed below make a charge for admission!


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