Welcome to Carlow

Immerse yourself in the story of Ireland’s Ancient East in County Carlow. Get off the beaten track to see, hear, touch and feel the imprints of the millennia of settlers in this county. Take your time to discover it all – Stone Age artefacts, monasteries, medieval castles and large country houses and estates.

Drive leafy roads, explore the meandering River Barrow and Slaney, or the Blackstairs Mountains and Killeshin Hills, that once protected the original inhabitants and nowadays provide unrivalled vistas of Carlow’s lush, green landscape. Take in a festival, try local fresh produce or taste local specialities, many of which trace their roots to ancient times.

Fuair an tionscnamh seo fóir-dheontas ó Coiste um Fhorbairt Pobail Aituil Cheatharlach, Clár Forbartha Tuaithe atá maoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann faoi Chlár Forbartha Tuaithe Éireann 2014-2020 agus ag Ciste Talamhaíochta na hEorpa d’Fhorbairt Tuaithe: infheistiú na hEorpa i Limistéir Tuaithe.

This project received grant aid from Carlow Local Community Development Committee under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2014-2020 which is financed by the Irish Government and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.

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Events

There is more to Carlow than simply its rich Celtic past. It is this dynamic combination of past and present that characterises Carlow’s streetscapes.

Snowdrop Month

Guided Tours 1st-29th February Altamont Gardens | Tullow | Co. Carlow Guided tours each Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout February, at 2pm, with Head Gardener Paul […]

Snowdrop Gala & Other Spring Treasures

Explore the first flowers of Spring with Scottish and UK speakers Catherine Erskine and Ross Barbour/Helen Picton. Includes full guided tour of Altamont Gardens with Head Gardener Paul Cutler and Specialist Plant Fair in Altamont Plant Sales.

From Carlow Streams
| O Sruthanna Ceatharlach

Songs and recitations written about Carlow and its hinterland

Snowdrops Weekend at Huntington Castle

An original 17th century garden, with charming woodland walks featuring snowdrops and Spring plantings, are available every weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Huntington Garden, Clonegal, Co. Carlow. Tours of the castle are also available.

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Carlow Garden Festival

A Day with the Duckett’s

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Discover Carlow

This is County Carlow, the hidden Ireland, a green Ireland of country roads and winding lanes, of towpaths and waterways, of mountain trails and forest tracks which lead the visitor through a hinterland of neat friendly villages and well-ordered small towns to ancient monastic sites and archaeological wonders from another age.

Carlow Tours App

This app with many tours of Carlow town and county was developed jointly by Carlow County Council and Carlow Tourism.