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Carlow town and local area.

The combined urban entity of Carlow / Graiguecullen & Environs has grown rapidly in the last few years, and is now largely a commuter dormitory satellite for DUBLIN. Carlow’s old streets are bustling and friendly, with something of the feel of a university town. Live music is played in many of the town’s pubs.

Carlow Castle was once one of the most impressive Norman castles in Ireland.

Milford is also a good place to see wildlife, including herons, wagtails, dippers, kingfishers and otters. In season, salmon run the weir on their way to spawn upstream in the tributaries of the Barrow.

Read the entire article about Carlow town and environs here.

Eating and drinking in Ireland

The list of traditional Irish food recipes is quite short, comprising a number of simple potato dishes, stews and soups, some flavoursome pork products, seaweed and several types of bread / cake.

From a full Irish breakfast known as “A heart attack on a plate”, soups, stews, pies and pastries and now with the influx of European cuisine there is a wide variety of gastronomic choices to suit everyones taste buds.

Read more here about the food and drink of Ireland.

Holidays and Important dates in Ireland.

Throughout the year there are so many celebarations, events and holidays. here is a list through winter, spring, summer and autumn…

My favorite quote from this article is the fridge contents the day after Christmas. 🙂

Nobody can possibly deal with so much food at one sitting, so the constituents sit in the fridge for several days, subject to sporadic raids (plum pudding fried in butter is divine!), while the carcass undergoes various incarnations as turkey pie, turkey stew, turkey kebabs, turkey curry, turkey fricassee, turkey casserole, turkey croquettes, turkey pasties, turkey burgers, turkey sandwiches, turkey couscous, turkey mousse, turkey pate, turkey paste, turkey ice-cream, turkey delight, turkey surprise etc.

Read the entire article here.

Please, if you have any comments, feedback or would like to send us some images of holiday events in Ireland we would apreciate them.