You’re a Winner When you Lose yourself in Carlow

We understand that our gorgeous town and county, Carlow, may not be your sole destination when researching a trip to Ireland. Located in Ireland’s Ancient East region, most visitors tend to include Carlow as part of a multi-centre itinerary. In this article we are going to point out the outstanding benefits and joys of making sure that Carlow features on your tour of Ireland. At Avlon House B&B we know that we have the winning ingredients to make sure that a positive imprint is left on your soul for years to come. Here are some winning reasons why you have to make Carlow a must-stop on your trip to Ireland.

Historical Riches. If ancient castles, monuments, country homes and monastic sites appeal to you, you’ve hit the jackpot in Carlow. From the 7th century St. Mullins monastic site to the 13th century Carlow castle, Carlow is abundant with places to visit and marvel from times past.

The Wonder of Nature. Stand in awe and take in the vista of the Blackstairs Mountains. Walkers and hikers of all ages flock to Carlow to enjoy trails suited to all ages and abilities. The River Barrow, one of Ireland’s longest rivers also provides an enticing backdrop for visitors who want to walk, cycle or kayak along the route.

Festivals Galore. Annual festivals include the Carlow Arts Festival and PanCeltic Festival, and the National Ploughing Championships are often hosted in County Carlow. The jewel in the crown of festivals in Carlow tends to be the Carlow Garden Festival, which is attended by thousands of visitors each year.

Raise your Glass and Toast to Good Health! Carlow has a long history of brewing and beer enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s.

When you visit Carlow, you’ll lose yourself to its endless possibilities. Don’t be distracted by the bright lights of other cities, Carlow won’t disappoint.

Avlon House Bed & Breakfast is known for its effortless hospitality and friendliness, outstanding and dare we say “Legendary” Irish Breakfast, we hope that’s enough to tempt you to stay.

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4 Apr - Around BnB

Step into Avlon House B&B and onto The Carlow Garden Trail

A portal for planning your visit and itinerary, The Carlow Garden Trail website gathers information from 20 attractions, each offering something unique and special to satisfy your appetite for all things ‘blooming' in nature.


3 Mar - Festivals & Events

Carlow Arts Festival 3 – 5 June 2024

Kicking off on June 5th and ending June 9th it feels like a nod to the start of the real summer season; the feel-good factor is palpable all over Carlow.