Welcome to Carlow

You won’t find a warmer welcome  in Ireland or a better location for your next getaway. Carlow is a place where breath-taking scenery, outdoor adventures, fabulous food and culture combine to create unforgettable experiences.

Discover the timeless and unspoiled Carlow landscape. Picturesque villages, meandering rivers, rolling hills combined with the colourful tales of our people, past and present. Explore our rich heritage and vibrant present. Feel inspired. Feel charmed. Feel free. Wander off the Track and uncover a world of hidden gems in Carlow

#KeepDiscovering Ireland’s Ancient East with Carlow.

PAN CELTIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2024

April 2nd – April 6th

The 50th International Pan Celtic Festival is a celebration of the Celtic cultures of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Isle of Man and Cornwall in music, song, dance, languages, costumes, sport and story.

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20 hours ago

🍃Take advantage of the longer days by planning some walks, whether short or long in our open forests, on the Blackstairs Mountains or along the Columban, South Leinster and Barrow Ways.

A great place to spend some time outdoors is The Kilbrannish Trail where facilities include picnic tables, mapboards of the surrounding walks and a carpark.
The recreation area is situated on the road from Mount Leinster towards Bunclody and offers several different walking options.

The route offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside – walkers following the Kilbrannish Forest Loop will be rewarded with particularly fine views from the summit of Croaghaun (455 metres) northwards over the plains of Carlow with the villages and towns of Myshall and Tullow spread out below.

Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area (North) on the Blackstairs Mountains features two signposted trails - Wind Farm Loop is 3km in length and is suitable for families with young children. The Kilbrannish Forest Loop is 5km in length taking approx. 2 hours to complete. Three walking trails in nearby Kilbrannish Forest (South) cater for the moderate walker including families to more serious hikers - the Short Loop (6.5km), the Medium Loop (9.5km) and the Long Loop (10.5km). A large car park and picnic facilities are available to visitors at Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area (North). Dedicated car parking facilities along with walking routes can also be enjoyed at Deerpark. The Kilbrannish Trail links both the Kilbrannish North set of trails and the Kilbrannish South set of trails to make one complete circuit of 14km.

☀️All roads lead to Carlow for the Summer Walking Festival 2024! ☀️
With a selection of exciting walks ranked in order of their difficulty and duration, this festival, which takes place from May 24th to 26th is all-encompassing. Stay tuned for more details!
It caters for those who love a leisurely walk, taking in and learning more about nature, biodiversity and their general surroundings, the walker with a thirst for history, those energised by the challenge of an invigorating mountain trek, photographic enthusiasts, and those who like the stillness of mindfulness. The walks are graded and timed to suit the capabilities of walkers in each category.

Check out our website for brochures, walking trails and maps in your local area www.carlowtourism.com

Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club Official Step House Hotel

#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #irelandsancienteast #discoverireland #tourismireland #lookforlocal #wellness #walkingtrails #irishnature #nature
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🍃Take advantage of the longer days by planning some walks, whether short or long in our open forests, on the Blackstairs Mountains or along the Columban, South Leinster and Barrow Ways. 

A great place to spend some time outdoors is The Kilbrannish Trail where facilities include picnic tables, mapboards of the surrounding walks and a carpark.
The recreation area is situated on the road from Mount Leinster towards Bunclody and offers several different walking options.

The route offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside – walkers following the Kilbrannish Forest Loop will be rewarded with particularly fine views from the summit of Croaghaun (455 metres) northwards over the plains of Carlow with the villages and towns of Myshall and Tullow spread out below.

Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area (North) on the Blackstairs Mountains features two signposted trails - Wind Farm Loop is 3km in length and is suitable for families with young children. The Kilbrannish Forest Loop is 5km in length taking approx. 2 hours to complete. Three walking trails in nearby Kilbrannish Forest (South) cater for the moderate walker including families to more serious hikers - the Short Loop (6.5km), the Medium Loop (9.5km) and the Long Loop (10.5km). A large car park and picnic facilities are available to visitors at Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area (North). Dedicated car parking facilities along with walking routes can also be enjoyed at Deerpark. The Kilbrannish Trail links both the Kilbrannish North set of trails and the Kilbrannish South set of trails to make one complete circuit of 14km.

☀️All roads lead to Carlow for the Summer Walking Festival 2024! ☀️
With a selection of exciting walks ranked in order of their difficulty and duration, this festival, which takes place from May 24th to 26th is all-encompassing. Stay tuned for more details! 
It caters for those who love a leisurely walk, taking in and learning more about nature, biodiversity and their general surroundings, the walker with a thirst for history, those energised by the challenge of an invigorating mountain trek, photographic enthusiasts, and those who like the stillness of mindfulness. The walks are graded and timed to suit the capabilities of walkers in each category. 

Check out our website for brochures, walking trails and maps in your local area www.carlowtourism.com

Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club Official  Step House Hotel 

#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #irelandsancienteast #discoverireland #tourismireland #lookforlocal #wellness #walkingtrails #irishnature #nature
1 day ago

Carlow County Council Community Information, in collaboration with key local partners has announced the launch of Opportunity 2024 a skills survey aimed at shaping the future investment and opportunities for County Carlow.

Whether you're a resident, a professional, or a student, your insights are invaluable. By dedicating just 4 minutes of your time to completing this survey, you will play a pivotal role in positioning Carlow as a thriving investment hub while there is also an opportunity to avail of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Encouraging people to participate, Linda Culleton, Economic Development Officer in Carlow County Council said, “Completing this survey isn't just about ticking boxes; it's about shaping your future and maximising your potential. By participating, you not only gain valuable insights into your own strengths and areas for growth but also contribute to the collective understanding of skill landscapes. Your input is a catalyst for tailored opportunities, career advancement, and the cultivation of thriving communities. So, seize the chance to showcase your talents and pave the way for your own success by filling in the Opportunity 2024 survey today”.

The survey can be found on consult.carlow.ie/en/content/county-carlow-opportunity-2024

Read more here: carlow.ie/news/2024/unlock-your-future-county-carlow-participate-opportunity-carlow-2024

Network Ireland Carlow Carlow County Library Carlow County Development Partnership CLG County Carlow Chamber Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board Carlow College, St. Patrick's , Bagenalstown Area Chamber of Business & Tourism South East Technological University Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet
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Carlow County Council Community Information, in collaboration with key local partners has announced the launch of Opportunity 2024 a skills survey aimed at shaping the future investment and opportunities for County Carlow. 

Whether youre a resident, a professional, or a student, your insights are invaluable. By dedicating just 4 minutes of your time to completing this survey, you will play a pivotal role in positioning Carlow as a thriving investment hub while there is also an opportunity to avail of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Encouraging people to participate, Linda Culleton, Economic Development Officer in Carlow County Council said, “Completing this survey isnt just about ticking boxes; its about shaping your future and maximising your potential. By participating, you not only gain valuable insights into your own strengths and areas for growth but also contribute to the collective understanding of skill landscapes. Your input is a catalyst for tailored opportunities, career advancement, and the cultivation of thriving communities. So, seize the chance to showcase your talents and pave the way for your own success by filling in the Opportunity 2024 survey today”.

The survey can be found on https://consult.carlow.ie/en/content/county-carlow-opportunity-2024

Read more here: https://carlow.ie/news/2024/unlock-your-future-county-carlow-participate-opportunity-carlow-2024 

Network Ireland Carlow Carlow County Library Carlow County Development Partnership CLG   County Carlow Chamber  Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board  Carlow College, St. Patricks  , Bagenalstown Area Chamber of Business & Tourism South East Technological University  Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet 
#WanderOffTheTrack #keepdiscovering #carlowtourism #carlow #incarlow #discoverireland #tourismireland #irelandsancienteast
2 days ago

Are you ready for the days to get warmer as Summer rolls in? Spend Sunday 12th May 2024 at The Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor club annual fair in Oak Park Show, Carlow Rugby Club!

A day not to be missed if you own or enjoy looking at a marvellous display of vintage and classic cars and tractors from pre-war to the 1980s. This year the fair will take place on the grounds of Carlow Rugby Club located at Oak Park on the edge of Carlow Town.

There are also various activities for all family members, young and old, including live entertainment, food stalls, live entertainment and lots more!

Gates open to the public from 11am.

For more info visit: www.carlowvintageandclassicmotorclub.com

#wanderoffthetrack #keepdiscovering #carlowtourism #carlow #inCarlow #vintagecarshow #vintagecars
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Are you ready for the days to get warmer as Summer rolls in? Spend Sunday 12th May 2024 at The Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor club annual fair in Oak Park Show, Carlow Rugby Club!

A day not to be missed if you own or enjoy looking at a marvellous display of vintage and classic cars and tractors from pre-war to the 1980s. This year the fair will take place on the grounds of Carlow Rugby Club located at Oak Park on the edge of Carlow Town.

There are also various activities for all family members, young and old, including live entertainment, food stalls, live entertainment and lots more! 

Gates open to the public from 11am.

For more info visit: www.carlowvintageandclassicmotorclub.com

#wanderoffthetrack #keepdiscovering #carlowtourism #carlow #incarlow #vintagecarshow #vintagecars
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