Glorious County Carlow

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Glorious County Carlow


A song singing the praises of the county and some of its sporting heroes


You’ve heard of the Garden of Ireland and the Rose of Mooncoin so fair,
The Killeshin hills are beautiful still and the wonderful Plains of Kildare.
But somewhere between there’s a treasure unseen, it’s a place that I think you should know
Where the Barrow flows fine through the waters of time: it’s the glorious County Carlow.

You can travel some day to the weavers’ way in the beautiful, dear Clonegal
See the Slaney cascade by the bridge of Aghade and the gardens at Altamont Hall.
Mount Leinster looks down on sweet Borris town and over the hills to Drumphea.
Go easy and slow now you’re getting to know the glorious County Carlow.

There’s a sleigh that leads all men in Carlow town and the castle beside Milford bridge.
They’re throwing up the rath where the fairy king sat and the malthouse that’s in Leighlinbridge.
Father Murphy looks down on the old granite town with the sun on Mount Wolseley below
But people who know come and say hello to the glorious County Carlow.

We had sporting heroes in ’44 and many champions since then:
Danoli applied through a proud Barrowside, Hardy Eustace won Cheltenham gold.
We were ringing the cheers from the gallant Blackstairs right on down to proud Bagenalstown.
We cheered them to win and we’ll do it again in the glorious county Carlow.



“Glorious County Carlow,” From Carlow Streams, accessed July 26, 2021,