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Carlow Tourism provides a range of tourism publications for visitors and members of the trade.

Carlow Festivals and Events 2014click here

Carlow Garden Trail  - The Carlow Garden Trail currently features 16 different gardening attractions including great old gardens that have been lovingly restored and maintained throughout the years, and smaller gardens which are maturing beautifully with time. Award winning garden centres and forest parks complement the joy of a visit here.  Calendar of events 2014 - click here

Carlow – through the waters of time A 24-page visual introduction to Co. Carlow focusing on its waterways, heritage, rural towns and villages, golf, range of outdoor activities, art, crafts, grand country houses and gardens. click here

A Guide to Co. Carlow 2013 A 48-page guide which provides all relevant information needed for a holiday while in Co. Carlow. Features include visitor attractions, water-based and outdoor activities, gardens and garden centres, county and town maps including a walking tour of Carlow town, towns and villages, restaurants and musical entertainment. click here

Carlow County Museum brings to life the storey of Carlow’s development through the ages. Among the displays are exhibitions dealing with: John Tyndall, Carlow’s Prolific 19th Century scientist whose discoveries still have an impact to this day; Kevin Barry, a medical student from County Carlow was executed in 1920 in Mountjoy Gaol at the age of 18 for his role in the War of Independence; Captain Myles Kehoe was in the 7th US Calvary and was killed at the Battle of the  Little Big Horn along with General Custer; the beautifully carved wooden pulpit from Carlow Cathedral; Carlow Sugar Factory, Ireland’s first and largest sugar factory, was opened in 1926 and archaeological finds from the Carlow bypass which are on display for the first time, courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland and the National Roads Authority. click here

Carlow Garden Trail The Carlow Garden Trail currently features 16 different gardening attractions including great old gardens that have been lovingly restored and maintained throughout the years, and smaller gardens which are maturing beautifully with time. Award winning garden centres and forest parks complement the joy of a visit here.  click here

Carlow Golf Trail The Carlow Golf  Trail features 11 different golfing attractions throughout Co. Carlow from 18-hole championship courses to 9- holes, golf ranges, par 3’s and pitch and putt courses.click here

Carlow – Trails of the Saints “Carlow – Trails of the Saints” is made up of three separate driving routes which between them cover the entire county of Carlow and feature some 51 ecclesiastical attractions. Some of these are deemed to be of national significance including for example the Romanesque doorway at Killeshin, the medieval cathedral at Old Leighlin and the monastic site at St. Mullins. The intention has also been to feature less well-known sites, which have however, an equally important place in the ecclesiastical history of the county. All of the sites are rich and varied and have been selected to allow you discover the special peace and spirituality which encapsulates this county, and the characters and people who moulded its ecclesiastical landscape. St. Patrick’s Trail in the northern part of the county covers a distance of 43 miles (68 km) while St. Laserian’s Trail in mid-Carlow is 41 miles (65 km) in length. St. Moling’s Trail which takes in south Co. Carlow is 35 miles (56 km). All routes feature a mix of regional and country roads. All of the towns featured have a full range of banking, postal and hospitality services to meet the needs of the visitor. click here

Oak Park Forest Park: Oak Park Forest Park is a mature, mixed species woodland of over 120 acres. Ideal for leisurely strolls and walks, a visit here is a relaxing and pleasurable experience and a must for any visitor. click here

Gordon Bennett Route Retrace the route of the famous 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup Race held in Counties Kildare, Carlow and Laois with the help of this useful guide book. A 104-mile car route through some of Ireland’s most charming countryside. click here

Carlow Town Heritage Trail Welcome to the Carlow Heritage Trail, a self guided 1 hour tour featuring some of the town’s important historic streets and buildings. Follow the Heritage Trail signposts and stop and read the information plaques that are to be found on the route.  click here

Carlow Garden Festival  28th July – 5th August 2012. A 9-day festival of floral fun and facts featuring gardening and floral workshops, garden visits, art and craft demonstrations, street entertainment and lots, lots more. Click here

Carlow Heritage Week 18th – 26th August 2012. Over 30 events are organised and are mixed between lectures, exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, storytelling and much more. New events taking place this year; “The Hidden Bridges of the Mountain River” is a talk and exhibition of bridge photographs from the Mountain River, organised by the Rathanna Community Group while Carlow Historical and Archeologly Society have a photographic exhibition in the Visual Arts Centre “Carlow Remembered” which displays the early days of the Sugar Factory in Carlow. Carlow County Museum will host workshops for kids looking to get their hands dirty on an archeological dig. Click here

Carlow Autumn Walking Festival 12th – 14th October 2012 This annual walking festival allows experienced walkers to enjoy the challenge of Carlow’s mountain treks while novices will find peace and tranquility on quiet country routes.  For more information please download Carlow Autumn Walking Festival Brochure please here.

Duckett’s Grove Duckett’s Grove, the 18th, 19th and early 20th century home of the Duckett family was formerly at the centre of a 12,000 acre estate that has dominated the Carlow landscape for over 300 years. Two interconnecting walled gardens have now been completed, the old paths revealed and beds and borders reinstated. This brochure covers the history, heritage and landscape of this magnificent building. click here

Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area This area features two signposted walks – 3km featuring good surface with uphill sections and 5km – good surface with more sustained uphill to reach the top of Kilbrannish and Croaghaun. This brochure provides map details and access routes to the walks.  click here

Accommodation flyer This brochure provides details of all members of Carlow Tourism who are approved to standards set down by Ireland’s National Tourist Board Fáilte Ireland. As the marketing company for County Carlow we are personally happy to recommend each property for the quality of its accommodation and service. click here

Mount Leinster Heritage Drive The Mount Leinster Heritage Drive is a 75km driving route through the beautiful countryside of rural south Carlow taking in the towns of and villages of Borris, Bunclody, Clonegal, Kildavin, Myshall, Fenagh and Bagenalstown. Notable features in the landscape include the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster, its highest peak at 795 metres, Identifiable road signs make the route and easy-to-follow tour while large map boards in the centre of each village or town provide further information. click here

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