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"CARLOW, a parish and market-town and post-town and borough (incorporated), in the barony of CARLOW, and county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, 18¼ miles (N. E.) from Kilkenny, and 39¼ (S. W. by S.) from Dublin; containing 9597 inhabitants, of which number, 9114 are in the borough. This town, called, till within a comparatively recent period, Catherlough, or Catherlagh, is supposed to have derived that name, signifying in the Irish language "the city on the lake," from its proximity to a large sheet of water which formerly existed here. .... More" [from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.]

"CARLOW, a parish, market town, and parliamentary borough, in the barony and county of Carlow, province of Leinster, Ireland, 55 miles to the S.W. of Dublin. It is situated on the border of Queen's County, in a fertile and pleasant country, on the E. bank of the navigable river Barrow, and is a station on a branch of the Great Southern and Western railway. Its former name was Catherlogh....More"  [Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2018]

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Archives & Libraries

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Churches

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Description & Travel

The Logainm.ie entry for Carlow.

Carlow on wikipedia

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

Transcription from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

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Historical Geography

Townlands in Carlow on townlands.ie

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History

Householder & Inhabitants of town of Carlow - 1837 - on the IGP site 

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Land & Property

The entry for Carlow from Griffiths Valuation 1852-3

Tithe Applotment Books 1823/37 for this parish on TNAI

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OSI grid reference S7279876146 (Lat/Lon: 52.831704, -6.920637), Carlow which are provided by: