Carrigduff

Gateway to Mount Leinster and the Nine Stones.

Carrigduff is a beautiful village in Carlow situated on the outskirts of Bunclody.  The village is a gateway to the Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains and the recently developed Kilbrannish Forest Loop Walks, along the tree-lined hills of the Clody River Valley.

Carrigduff is a very small village, the benefit to this is that everything is so close together, such as the schools, church, restaurants, shops, swimming pool, GAA club and fishing club are all within walking distance of each other.

The national school was built in 1976 and it is now a three-teacher school to cater to the needs of the children in Carrigduff. A big fundraiser was put in place to assist the grant support from the department of education and now the children in the school are seeing the benefits with a newly built classroom. Carrigduff National School is a small primary school with 92 pupils, 4 mainstream teachers, 1 support teacher, SNA, secretary and caretaker. 

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Things To See & Do in Carrigduff

Newtownbarry House & Gardens

Newtownbarry House is a beautiful Victorian house that was built in the early 19th century. The house was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon & Partners and was built in 1863-69 by the Hall Dare family who arrived in Ireland in the 1840s. Mrs. Clody Norton, great-grandmother of the present owner, established a school for lacemaking in the late 19th century. The house has retained much of its original features. The house is set in a large garden of a previous house and surrounded by ancient trees. The garden also features two large grottos as well as a fountain. The lake is home to a multitude of wildlife. 

Sports

Bunclody Golf Course and Fishing Club is situated in 300 acres of beautiful, scenic parkland in the former Hall-Dare Estate on the Carlow/Wexford border. A stunning gem in Irish golfing and fishing circles, it opened its doors in March 2009 and has already been ranked among the top 21 courses in Ireland.

There are numerous walking trails around the Clodey Valley and off-road trails in Coolmeelagh and Kilbranish. It is also the starting point for the Columban Way from Bunclody to Bangor and on to Bobio in Italy following the life journey of St. Columbanus, born circa 540 AD near the Nine Stones.

 There are some lovely scenic drives along the Slaney valley and to popular viewpoints on Mount Leinster. Bunclody has a heated swimming pool which opens during the school holidays.

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Census 2027 Public Consultation

Census 2027 Public Consultation

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) would like to advise you that, as part of the preparatory work for Census 2027, a public consultation on the content of the census form opened Wednesday 30th November and will close on Wednesday 21st December 2022. They are inviting...

County Carlow Library

County Carlow Library

Join Carlow County Library and avail of all their services in Carlow, Tullow, Muinebheag, Borris and online! Full details at www.carlowlibraries.ie

Carlow Lions Club launch Annual Christmas Food Appeal

Carlow Lions Club launch Annual Christmas Food Appeal

Carlow Lions Club is asking people to give generously again this year. The Annual Christmas Food Appeal has been launched with the aim of delivering hundreds of food hampers to local families who need a little help this Christmas. John O’Donovon says you’ll see them...

Public consultation for the levy on single use cups

Public consultation for the levy on single use cups

Public consultation for the levy on single use cups is live https://buff.ly/3A9NTZ7 This consultation has three strands, customers & retailers via survey while other interested parties can submit their views by e-mail to singleuse@decc.gov.ie or by post.

Would you like to promote your food, drink or craft products to last minute festive shoppers? On Thursday 15th December, the Local Enterprise Office is delighted to host a Food, Drink & Craft Fair in the Carlow Exchange.  Exhibitors are now requested for the event...

Affordable Housing Survey

Affordable Housing Survey

Carlow County Council are conducting an online survey to determine the level of interest in Affordable Housing in County Carlow – this will help us to establish the need in Carlow and plan the delivery of affordable housing in the County. Take survey at...

New Regulations regarding Solid Fuels

New Regulations regarding Solid Fuels

New regulations regarding solid fuels for domestic heating will come into effect on 31 Oct 2022. These will affect you whether you are a householder, a retailer, or involved in the solid fuel industry as a producer or importer. Info at https://buff.ly/3wEwG8u

FREE recycling days

FREE recycling days

A number of WEEE Ireland mini FREE recycling days will take place across County Carlow during the month of October. Keep an eye on our social channels for details of events in your area or contact environment@carlowcoco.ie

Mensanfest 2022

Mensanfest 2022

Save the dates!!!!! Carlow Mental health Association are excited to announce that after our last few years on line, we are planning actual in person events for this year !!! #Mensanafest22 Will see the return of some of your favorite events and workshops as well as...

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