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Bagenalstown Holiday Homes Carlow

Bagenalstown Holiday Homes Carlow

Bagenalstown is a pretty town in County Carlow sited on a pleasant reach of the River Barrow and derives its name from Walter Bagenal, who founded the town in the 18th century. Also known as Muine Bheag the original concept for the town was based on Versailles and the palaces of Louis XIV, with fine streetscapes and classical buildings.

The impressive courthouse, modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, is all that remains of Walter Bagenal’s dream today, but Bagenalstown remains the ideal location for outdoor activities including angling, inland cruising, cycling and walking tours

Visitors to Bagenalstown today can enjoy riverside walks, or take in the historical aspect of the town from the 18th century courthouse or perhaps visit the neo-classical railway station. Sports facilities in Bagenalstown include cricket, hurling, soccer and gaelic football together with tennis and pitch & putt.

Picnic tables and a picturesque lock and riverside walks all add to the visitor’s enjoyment. Leisure boats and barges also cruise on the Grand Canal and the River Barrow. Bagenalstown also boast the only wheelchair-friendly fishing stands on the River Barrow – a river renowned for the quality of its angling.

Well worth a visit is Dunleckney Manor, 2.5km outside the town. Dunleckney Manor was the former home of Walter Bagnel. Restored to its former glory it is now open to the public.