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- Directions: Carlow » Kilkenny » New Ross » Carlow. Distance: 157 km (98 miles)
Nore Valley and Barrow River Route - Carlow - Kilkenny - New Ross RouteCarlow Carlow - Ireland South
Carlow - Kilkenny – Wexford Route 2 Carlow » Kilkenny » New Ross » Carlow. Distance: 157 km (98 miles) Recommended Time: 1 Day. Starting from the vibrant market town of Carlow, drive south along the N9 towards Kilkenny, taking the N78 to visit the Dunmore Cave. Travel onwards to Kilkenny City, Ireland’s medieval capital where four medieval abbeys and attractive covered slipways are only some of the historical features on offer. There are tours of the fully restored Kilkenny Castle and first class shopping and dining in the city. From Kilkenny drive south along the R700 to Bennettsbridge, home to many renowned craft shops including Nicholas Mosse Pottery and also the Nore View Folk Museum. The R700 also takes you to Thomastown, where you can visit Jerpoint Abbey, one of the most interesting and best-preserved Cistercian ruins in the country, and Inistioge, home of the beautifully preserved Woodstock Gardens and House. Continue to the port town of New Ross home of the Dunbrody Famine Ship and return to Carlow through the beautiful and historic towns of St Mullins, Graiguenamanagh and Gowran.
Address: Carlow Town, Co Carlow, Republic Of Ireland