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.

LCDCLeaderCarlow County CouncilCarlow-County-Development-PartnershipDepartment-of-Rural-and-Community-DevelopmentThe European Agricultural Fund

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.

Duckett’s Grove Christmas Food & Craft Fair

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… A feast of festive activities await all the family, each to be enjoyed by all Christmas elves, young and old!

BOOK ONLINE

Carlow’s Culinary Christmas – A Festival of Food and Drink 6th – 8th December 2018

CARLOW will showcase the very best of its proud and evolving food and drink culture to a captive audience for three very special days as the countdown begins to this year’s Carlow Culinary Christmas festivities from December 6 to 8.

From Carlow Streams

The purpose of the project, ‘From Carlow Streams’, and the website is to collect, archive and connect the various collections on a dedicated and accessible website so anyone, anywhere in the world, can access this collection of the living, cultural tradition, an cultúr beo. Many pieces from that tradition have been lost but many survive.

Join Our Mailing List and stay up to date with news, events, and offers from Carlow Tourism

Follow us on Twitter @carlowtourism

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.