Countryside

Imagine this. Small stones crunch under your hiking boots as you trek your way up the Blackstairs Mountains. In a canopied forest at Clashganny, a family feast their eyes on the ancient wood and its luscious leafy scenery.  

A couple travel on one of three separate driving routes in Carlow’s ‘Trails of the Saints’, an offering that boasts dramatic views of the countryside as well as over 50 ecclesiastical attractions. 

A stroll around Carlow is a walk into history. It is home to three of Ireland’s key national walking route – The Leinster Way, The Wicklow Way and the Barrow Way. The latter links with the Slieve Margy Way in County Laois. 

Carlow’s Autumn Walking Festival held in October each year is a highlight for walkers both locally, nationally and internationally.