South East I
Carlow & Kilkenny
The inland counties of the South East; Carlow and Kilkenny provide the visitor with much to see and experience. The ancient river valleys of the Barrow, Nore, Slaney and Suir rivers and the small agricultural towns combine with the splendour of medieval Kilkenny and the bustling town of Carlow to ensure there is something unique for every visitor.
Carlow is a county with a rich cultural heritage, a variety of outdoor activities and beautiful rural countryside. It is also home to some of Ireland’s main national walking routes – The South Leinster, The Barrow & Wicklow Ways. The county has an abundance of archaeological artefacts from sites such as the Brownshill Dolmen and St Mullins Ecclesiastical Village. The VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow town offers the visitor a multi-disciplinary arts facility with the best of local, national and international work.
Kilkenny is a beautiful county with a wealth of ancient sites including Jerpoint Abbey & Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny City is also home to a large number of artists and crafts people with the National Craft Gallery situated in the Castle Yard. The city is well known for its vibrant nightlife, great restaurants and year round festivals, music and cultural events. For those who prefer the outdoors, the county has a number of great inland golf courses, horse racing at Gowran and fishing.
The region has a variety of hotels offering great value breaks throughout the year. Browse through the Aertel pages above to find a deal.