Carlow comes from the Irish word Ceatharlach which means quadruple lake, which may be referring to the flooding of the river Barrow. Carlow as well as Kilkenny shares part of the Castlecomer Plateau which consists of coal shale. Browne's Hill Dolmen in County Carlow is the largest of its kind in Europe. Killeshin Monastery has beautifully carved Romanesque doorways. Clonmore abbey contains many old Celtic crosses. The links on this page are all relevant to County Carlow.

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