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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.