Halloween Pumpkin Carlow


The darker evenings are closing in & the long lazy days of the Summer are behind us but with Halloween quickly approaches, Carlow is still full of fun and entertaining things to do for families.

Woodford Dolmen Hotel Halloween Kids Party

On Monday 29th of October, the Woodford Dolmen Hotel are hosting their 4th annual family Halloween party perfect for all kids. The...

Walsh whiskey tasting at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel Staff Summer BBQ


In this month’s Carlow Up Close blog we are going to take a look at two fantastic local whiskey and gin suppliers in County Carlow who we are delighted to serve in the Dolmen bar. Silver Spear Gin and Walsh Whiskey have become worldwide award-winning brands. Walsh Whiskey At our recent Staff Summer Barbecue, we were thrilled to have

Family playing happily in the park


Carlow is like the gift that keeps on giving, delighted to be able to update you on all the fantastic events coming your way over the next couple of weeks. Whether it’s a family day out to entertain the kiddies, if it’s a weekend away to play Bridge, are you a flower enthusiast if so there are many events coming your way or are you an active soul? Family Tea Party Help Cinderella find her shoe in time for the tea party at Rathwood taking place on Saturday April 14th until...

Two little girls wearing bunny ears at Easter time


With a lovely stretch in the evenings and Easter fast approaching, we are just looking ahead at what Carlow has to offer this Easter for all the family.
Derek Ryan & Band
We are delighted to say we have the wonderful Derek Ryan and his band here on Easter Saturday night, 31st March, with doors opening at 9pm, admission is €15 and you just pay at the door.  It promises to be a wonderful night of live music and dance.  Enjoy an Easter Sunday 3 course lunch in our...

candles and rose petals creating romantic atmosphere in luxurious hotel room in Woodford Dolmen Hotel


They say you can’t put a price on love so whether you have a big budget, tight budget or no budget, Carlow offers a large range of things to do during Valentine’s. With only 3 weeks to the big day it’s time to get your thinking hat on. From fun days out, to romantic dinner plans, Carlow’s got everything you need to show that special someone that you love them...or if you’re single maybe to help you find the right person!
Valentine’s Day is normally associated with rose petals, milk ch...