The name Charleville means Charles Town, and this Southern Irish town was named for King Charles II by its founder, Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and first Earl of Orrey, in 1661. It is found in Ireland’s Golden Vale, an area described as “a haven of beauty and tranquility” for its lovely rolling hills, verdant pastures and mountains. In the Charleville area, a number of Visitor Farms let tourists experience what life is like on a working Irish Farm.
The Holy Cross Church is a poignant site in Charleville. The church had to be abandoned by parishioners during the time that practicing Catholicism was deemed illegal. The ivy covered remains of the church and its graveyard can still be seen. One of the gravestones is that of Sean Clarach Mac Domhnail, the former Chief Poet of Munster and native son of Charleville. Before you go back for a peaceful night’s rest at the budget Charleville hotel you found with EasyToBook.com, enjoy the view across the Glen tributary from Charleville’s town park.
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