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The countryside of County Carlow is ideal for golf courses, and it has many great venues on offer. Staying in one of the area’s luxury hotels near one of its courses will give golfers a great base to play on one of these challenging and delightful venues.
There can be no better way to explore the Carlow area than in a luxury hotel. The county in south-east Ireland has many varied accommodation options, all of which place guests close to its many attractions and delights. Booking a luxury hotel online is the easiest and best way to enjoy a trip to this delightful part of the world.
A celebration of the county’s fertile soil, countryside and horticulture can be experienced by visitors to the Carlow Garden Festival, the county’s annual celebration of its gardeners and its natural surroundings. Its panel of experts includes many famous media figures from the world of horticulture such as Monty Don, Helen Dillon and Dermot O’Neill.
The festival offers lectures and workshops for both beginners and more experienced gardeners. Coinciding with the festival is Carlow’s very well-attended Garden Trail. This features 22 diverse garden sites, both public and private, with garden centres and woodlands to be enjoyed. They include the fantastic Altamont Gardens and the nearby Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre.
Carlow town offers a great deal of history, dating back at least 1,000 years before the Normans arrived here in the 12th Century. It is a small town of 20,000 people, full of unspoilt historic buildings, ideal for a gentle stroll around where you can gaze up at not only the different types of construction but the wonderful landscape which can be seen from the town.
Carlow offers a heritage trail that lasts approximately one hour. A gentle stroll, the tour offers a history of the various times of Carlow’s history. The town also has a diverse community of artists, from ceramicists to painters, and there is much to admire here, with Irish culture and language celebrated in its many art exhibits.
Carlow is famous for its Eigse. This 10-day festival, held every June, celebrates entertainment and activities for everyone. There is everything from literary talks, craft works and street entertainments to dance, comedy, theatre and visual arts. Its popularity has grown over the years, and it is now one of the most well-attended family festivals in the south of Ireland.
It also plays host to its regatta, now more than 150 years old. This makes much of the town’s association with and reliance on its nearby waterways, and there are many events and attractions for both children and adults.
Away from the town, there is a wealth of things to see and do. Golf is very popular in the area, not only with the golfers. Their companions, too, can enjoy the undulating landscape with its variety of colours and mature trees.
There is no better way to see County Carlow than by booking a luxury hotel here. Not only can visitors make the most of a day of activity or sightseeing, driving or walking, but on their return they can enjoy a well-equipped bedroom with superb facilities as well as fantastic views. And there’s the opportunity of a great meal in the luxury restaurant followed by a stroll under the stars.