Tullow, the main town in the east of the county, is a centre for anglers fishing the Slaney and other nearby rivers. In the market square stands a statute of Father John Murphy, the insurgent leader, who was captured near Tullow and executed in the Market Square on 2 July 1798.

Around Tullow

The town is conveniently placed for exploring the beauty spots of south Wicklow and north Wexford, as well as those of Carlow itself. Three miles (5 km) east of Tullow is the ancient stone fort of Rathgall. This is a structure of four ramparts, and the outer ring is about 1,000 feet across. There is a fine example of a dolmen in Tobinstown. Along the picturesque Slaney valley, a few miles south of Tullow, is Aghade. Further south is Clonegal, with Huntingdon Castle and demesne near by. There is an art gallery and craft centre in the courtyard. Myshall, 6 miles (10 km) west of Clonegal, has a fine memorial church.

North of Tullow is the neat village of Rathvilly, which has some interesting ruins. Hacketstown, the scene of a battle in 1798, is 6 miles (10 km) further east, in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. At Eagle Hill, south of the town, there are panoramic views from the summit of the county spread out below.

The Altamont Gardens off the Tullow-Bunclody road are worth a visit

 Activities in Tullow

Seamus Maher Canoeing Advice

Food Markets
Cottage Garden Herbs

Game Fishing
Angling Permits O Connors Newsagents

Golf Courses
Mount Wolseley Golf And Country Club

Walking Tours Guided
Tullow Walking Club


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