Welcome to Rathvilly!

Welcome to Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.

This picturesque Irish village is nestled in the heart of the ‘sunny south east’, with a reputation for tidiness and floral displays as recorded in National and European Awards.

Here we have the finest views of the Wicklow Mountains, BlackStairs and Killeshin Hills.


Slaney River, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

The Slaney river, a prime fishing location, with a watermill perched alongside the granite bridge, adding character as you enter the town from Dublin along the N81 route. Continuing uphill you emerge into the village green with its ‘triangle’ roundabout.

Continuing uphill you emerge into the village green with its ‘triangle’ roundabout.

The village is served by shops, bars, a post-office, beauty salons and school and even has its own credit union. The architecture of churches and ancient heritage such as Dolmens, forts and a sacred mound highlight the civilisations past and present while monuments commemorate the old forge and Irish patriot Kevin Barry. The village has a number of sports clubs and a youth group and has some interesting annual events such as the parish table quiz, vintage tractor run and Christmas bazaar.


Mount Leinster, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

Rathvilly is close to the M9 motorway and just 1 hour 20 min drive from Dublin’s city centre. It is served by Bus Eireann, connecting with the airport and is a 20 minute drive from Carlow town.


Duckett’s Grove, near Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

Other attractions in the area include Duckett’s Grove gothic style castle, Brown’s Hill Dolmen, Altamont Gardens, access to walking trails (Oak Park and Barrow trail in Carlow) and proximity to mountain trails of Mount Leinster and Wicklow Way. Heading south, Curracloe beach can be reached by car in 1 hour 15 minutes.

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