Carlow’s open for discovery –
make a break for it!

Now that restrictions are being lifted, take off and make a break for Carlow where a spectacular stay is promised. Visitors are encouraged to explore a less discovered part of Ireland where breath-taking scenery, outdoor adventures, memorable experiences, value and availability can be enjoyed. There are so many options to choose from including:

  • A variety of boat trips to relax and spot local wildlife such as kingfishers, otters and dragonflies
  • There are guided hiking trails in the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster and leisure walks along the Barrow Way
  • To meet the growing demand for water activities, there is kayaking, canoeing or paddle-boarding along the River Barrow through all the weirs and rapids
  • Culture – Carlow Arts Festival runs from June 4th – 13th and there are a variety of exhibits and events planned in VISUAL arts centre and the former Braun Factory
  • Not to mention golf, fishing and cycling

You won’t find a better place in Ireland for its range of fabulous gardens and garden centres – they make for a really great day’s entertainment in relaxing and spacious surroundings. Carlow is a county with an exceptionally rich heritage – from Europe’s largest portal dolmen to the stunning 6th century riverside settlement of St. Mullins there is lots to explore.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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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.


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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