Happy St. Patricks Day!

St. Patricks Driving Trail Carlow

Once upon a time, in 445 AD to be precise, a man now known to all as St. Patrick founded his church in Armagh, Ireland. There are now two cathedrals dedicated to him and he is said to have been the one to bring Christianity to Ireland.

Nowadays, St. Patrick is associated with all things Irish, and the world is seen through green tinted glasses on the same day each year. For example, we see iconic sites around the world going green, and parades organised every year on St. Patricks Day, March 17th.

Of course, although hundreds and thousands of festivals are celebrated in the name of St. Patrick throughout the globe, the very best place to be for St. Patricks Day is of course Ireland.

The Avlon House B & B are so proud to tell you about how Carlow has its own special association with St. Patrick.

During his time in Ireland, St. Patrick is reputed to have baptised the King of Leinster in North Carlow. Following on from this, Carlow was Christianised in the late fifth century and in the time after many monasteries were established in the county.

If you would like to learn more about the history of St. Patrick, you can follow the St. Patricks driving trail.

Starting in Carlow town, you can leave your car parked with us as you meander through the streets and laneways of Carlow. Next head for the village of Clonmore to marvel at the crosses and holy well, fine examples of our county’s early Christian heritage.

More info on the driving route can be found here, and can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

St. Patrick’s Day in 2022 is going to be a day to remember as we didn’t get the chance to celebrate our national day in person since 2019. With the extra bank holiday on March 18th, now in the calendar, we are very busy in the Avlon House B&B but do contact us in case of cancellations.

Happy St. Patricks Day!