One of the hidden gems of County Carlow, Adelaide Memorial Church is an exquisite building found in Myshall, about 30 minutes from the county town.
London businessman John Duguid built the church in 1912 to honour his wife, Adelaide, and daughter, Constance, following their tragic deaths. It is a miniature version of the famous Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, England. The stunning interior features a marble floor inspired by St Mark's in Venice and stained glass windows depicting scenes of the local countryside.
The key is held locally by Mrs. Bridie Daly (white bungalow opposite church grounds tel: 059–9157671 – please phone in advance or alternatively contact John Kelly tel: 059–9157584/087–9293661.
Take the opportunity to explore the scenic Blackstairs mountains when in the area.