County Carlow has much to offer once you’ve finished business for the day or weekend. With mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys all close at hand, County Carlow is worth discovering and exploring. Against a beautiful landscape visitors to Carlow in Ireland’s sunny south-east will uncover a great experience with exhilarating outdoor adventure, traditional rural life, and a rich cultural heritage. County Carlow offers something for everyone, whether it’s golfing, fishing, water adventures, garden trails or culture.
Below are some of the amenities in close proximity to Castleoaks and Carlow Town:
Located just minutes walk from the Castleoaks development, the park is a mature, mixed-species woodland of about 50 hectares, with a predominance of beech, oak, Scots pine, silver fir, larch and sycamore. The proximity of the walkways to the extensive collection of ferns, mosses and woodland flora provides the visitor with an ideal opportunity to interact with nature. Boasting a rich diversity of wildlife, the lakes and their surrounds provide a habitat for swans and ducks, while the islands shelter many wild and game birds. For more info click here
Just a short walk or drive from Castleoaks, Carlow Golf Club is consistently ranked in the top 30 of Golf Digest Magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland” and have achieved 29th place in the 2014 rankings. Ryder Cup star Christy O’Connor Junior once described Carlow’s 16th as the finest 16th hole in the country and, describing the course as one “not to be missed”. For more info click here
Located just a short drive from Castleoaks, the Swimming Pool in Graiguecullen, is a modern facility situated in the historic building which was formally the old National School. A major local fundraising drive, under the leadership of Fr John Fingleton and Fr. Jim O’ Connell, enabled the pool to be opened on the 1st June 1994. The extensive facilities within the pool complex are open to all members of the public. These facilities include a 25m deck-level Heated Swimming Pool, a spacious Toddler Pool and viewing area for parents, Sauna, Steam Room and Coffee Dock. Open all year round, patrons can attend Public Sessions, Aqua Aerobics, Individual and Group Lessons. For more info click here
Situated in Graiguecullen and a short drive from Castleoaks, Carlow Town Park is a wonderful amenity for all the family, this 12-acre park on the banks of the River Barrow has been completed to the highest standards featuring a safe and secure children’s playground. For more info click here