An afternoon to be inside in a place like this. This is Racy Byrne’s Bar, Carlow town. Tiled floor, timber ceiling, a long bar with plenty of tall stools and with walls full of sporting memorabilia,- full of atmosphere - The footbal match? England v Sweeden in the quarter finals of the World Cup - 7 July 2018. The building? Now a long pub on Tullow Street which appears to have been once two buildings (different heights) with a very long shopfront in a traditional style linking the two. Outside, the shopfront is modern, sash windows have gone and the roof is manmade slate but the inside of the main building retains its period fittings in the main bar area. It is likely that the building dates from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century.
Marks of Time
Sketches of buildings in the North West of Ireland and further afield with a little information about their history.