Hacketstown Holiday Homes Carlow
Surrounded by woodland and farmland Hacketstown is a small village in north-east Carlow set in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The River Derreen flows westwards just north of the town and the River Derry rises just south of the town. Eagle Hill, south of the town, has delightful views from its summit and most of the county can be seen spread out below.
Hacketstown was built up by the Normans towards the end of the 12th century. Hacket was a common name amongst the Normans, this is where is it believed that the name Hacketstown came from. The present parish church was built in 1803.
This is also the site where a castle had been built in about 1300. Hacketstown was the scene of a fierce engagement between the insurgents and the yeomen in 1798 rebellion.
Hacketstown has recently won the Tidy Towns award for the first time. The village is a gateway to the Wicklow mountains to the east and the beaches of Wexford to the south.