Welcome back 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.

Carlow Garden Festival 2022

July 22 – August 1

The Carlow Garden Festival is a wonderful opportunity for budding and experienced gardeners and nature lovers to obtain practical advice from a range of informative workshops while visiting the many beautiful gardens in the county.

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16 hours ago

Carlow Vintage & Classic Motor Club Annual Show 2022 kicks off this weekend.
A great opportunity for all the family to enjoy a marvellous display of vintage and classic cars and tractors from pre-war to the 1980s in the stunning location of Duckett’s Grove just outside Carlow Town.

As in previous years, there will be an annual parade of cars through Carlow Town on the evening of Saturday, August 13th. On Sunday, August 14th there will be cars from many of the bygone eras, including some pre-war vehicles, as well as motorbikes, scooters and agricultural machinery.

As well as an amazing array of vehicles from both Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor Club and the many clubs around Ireland, there will be music, stalls, a children’s play area and food on the day to keep all visitors entertained. Come along to celebrate the wonderful classic and vintage vehicle scene here in Carlow.
Admission €5

For more details: www.carlowvintageandclassicmotorclub.com/

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Carlow Vintage & Classic Motor Club Annual Show 2022 kicks off this weekend. 
A great opportunity for all the family to enjoy a marvellous display of vintage and classic cars and tractors from pre-war to the 1980s in the stunning location of Duckett’s Grove just outside Carlow Town.

As in previous years, there will be an annual parade of cars through Carlow Town on the evening of Saturday, August 13th. On Sunday, August 14th there will be cars from many of the bygone eras, including some pre-war vehicles, as well as motorbikes, scooters and agricultural machinery.

As well as an amazing array of vehicles from both Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor Club and the many clubs around Ireland, there will be music, stalls, a children’s play area and food on the day to keep all visitors entertained. Come along to celebrate the wonderful classic and vintage vehicle scene here in Carlow.
Admission €5

For more details: http://www.carlowvintageandclassicmotorclub.com/

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Local Enterprise Office Carlow 
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Looks amazing

16 hours ago

Looking for some good laughs this weekend?😂

Come along to Scraggs Alley Carlow this Friday and Sunday night for hilarious comedy shows hosted by Shannon Basso Gaule SBG Comedy as part of the Fringe Festival.

Your headliner for Friday night is the amazing Emman Idama, followed up with the hilarious Fiona Frawley, James Cadden, Reggie Pollock and Stewart Lambert.
Tickets only €10: www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-at-scraggs-tickets-388126445647

The Fun doesn't stop there! On Sunday Scraggs Alley will also host 'The Sunday Rollover does Carlow' headlined by Sinéad Walsh and featuring Irish comedy heavy-hitters Aoife O'Connor, Jess Collins and Jason Brennan.
Tickets only €10 – €12.50:
www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-sunday-rollover-does-carlow-tickets-391020702447

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Looking for some good laughs this weekend?😂

Come along to Scraggs Alley Carlow this Friday and Sunday night for hilarious comedy shows hosted by Shannon Basso Gaule SBG Comedy as part of the Fringe Festival.

Your headliner for Friday night is the amazing Emman Idama, followed up with the hilarious Fiona Frawley, James Cadden, Reggie Pollock and Stewart Lambert. 
Tickets only €10:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-at-scraggs-tickets-388126445647

The Fun doesnt stop there! On Sunday Scraggs Alley will also host The Sunday Rollover does Carlow headlined by Sinéad Walsh and featuring Irish comedy heavy-hitters Aoife OConnor, Jess Collins and Jason Brennan. 
Tickets only €10 – €12.50:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-sunday-rollover-does-carlow-tickets-391020702447

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1 day ago

Timeline photosDid you know that theres a big aul maze in the shape of Ireland tucked away in County Carlow 😮😮

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Where?

Alma Barry

Where in Carlow

Rathwood just outside tullow

3 days ago

Looking forward to these upcoming talks in Altamont Gardens which are happening shortly.



Monday, 15/8/22 Medieval Irish Gardens by Professor Fergus Kelly which focuses on how medieval gardens started in Ireland, looking at their history, plants and their uses.



Wednesday, 17/8/22 Biodiversity in the Garden, with local botanists Taylor Kane & Stefana Chira, looking at trees, shrubs and perennials and what lives on them. This is a walk and talk of the gardens in Altamont.



Friday, 19/8/22 Beekeeping in the Garden, by John Blanche and members of the Carlow Beekeepers Association. This is a talk and demonstration on bees and why they are such valuable creatures on earth.



All talks start at 2pm and run for approximately one hour. All Free. €2 car parking applies.
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Looking forward to these upcoming talks in Altamont Gardens which are happening shortly.

 

Monday, 15/8/22 Medieval Irish Gardens by Professor Fergus Kelly which focuses on how medieval gardens started in Ireland, looking at their history, plants and their uses.

 

Wednesday, 17/8/22 Biodiversity in the Garden, with local botanists Taylor Kane & Stefana Chira, looking at trees, shrubs and perennials and what lives on them. This is a walk and talk of the gardens in Altamont.

 

Friday, 19/8/22 Beekeeping in the Garden, by John Blanche and members of the Carlow Beekeepers Association. This is a talk and demonstration on bees and why they are such  valuable creatures on earth.

                                

All talks start at 2pm and run  for approximately one hour. All Free. €2 car parking applies.
4 days ago

This year sees the 30th year of Shankill Castle hosting an exhibition during the Kilkenny Arts Festival, featuring paintings, sculptures, antique books, film, and the official launch of two books written by Sebastian Kevany. Shankill Castle takes pride in exhibiting a range of unusual media and subjects each year that engage the public with art in its varied forms and expressions in a memorable environment. The historic gardens, stables and castle in the Kilkenny countryside will provide a unique experience to all visitors. And please, stop by the Coach House Café, open Thursday-Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m. All artworks are for sale and entrance to the exhibition is open to the public and free.
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This year sees the 30th year of Shankill Castle hosting an exhibition during the Kilkenny Arts Festival, featuring paintings, sculptures, antique books, film, and the official launch of two books written by Sebastian Kevany. Shankill Castle takes pride in exhibiting a range of unusual media and subjects each year that engage the public with art in its varied forms and expressions in a memorable environment.  The historic gardens, stables and castle in the Kilkenny countryside will provide a unique experience to all visitors. And please, stop by the Coach House Café, open Thursday-Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m. All artworks are for sale and entrance to the exhibition is open to the public and free.
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a wonderful place to visit

4 days ago

For August Craft Month, Borris Lacemakers are going on tour. For four Wednesdays in August, they will pitch their gazebo in beautiful scenic locations in South Carlow. Come along, meet the makers, see how the lace is made, and view some beautiful samples of Borris Lace. 17th August in Borris House links in with National Heritage Week.

Borris Lacemakers

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For August Craft Month, Borris Lacemakers are going on tour. For four Wednesdays in August, they will pitch their gazebo in beautiful scenic locations in South Carlow. Come along, meet the makers, see how the lace is made, and view some beautiful samples of Borris Lace. 17th August in Borris House links in with National Heritage Week.

Borris Lacemakers

#wanderoffthetrack #keepdiscovering #carlowtourism #carlow 
#incarlow Local Enterprise Office Carlow 
#discoverireland #tourismireland #irelandsancienteast #NationalHeritageWeek
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