St. Patrick’s Trail
Named after St. Patrick, who is reputed to have baptised the King of Leinster in north Carlow, this trail takes in the county’s two largest urban settlements of Carlow and Tullow. Both towns have a rich ecclesiastical tradition and were in the forefront of the nineteenth-century revival of Catholic places of worship and education. The beautifully carved doorway at Killeshin and the crosses and holy well in the peaceful village of Clonmore are excellent examples of the county’s early Christian and medieval heritage while a stopover at the O’Meara tomb in Bennekerry churchyard will introduce the visitor to a famous Carlow artist.
Relax and enjoy discovering its rich Christian heritage in settings which radiate peace and spirituality. St. Patrick’s Trail starts in Carlow Town with all sites within easy walking distance of the town centre. It is advisable to park your car in a central location and enjoy wandering through the winding streets and lanes at your ease.