Carlow town is an important regional town. It is a vibrant shopping and activities hub servicing the population of the surrounding area. This includes parts of Co. Carlow, Co. Laois, Co. Kildare and Co. Kilkenny. Carlow has much to offer the bargain-hunter, fashionista and style icon in us all. Come shopping in Carlow for some high end retail therapy and have a great day out.
Carlow has a lots of town-centre parking. Kennedy Ave. is a very popular area and is serviced by three car parks located in the square, Carlow shopping centre and at Hanover house across the road. There is parking along Barrack St. and a large car-park serving Fairgreen Shopping centre. Carlow retail park also provides ample parking close to the town centre. Most parking required a nominal fee per hour and clamping is in operation around the town.
Carlow has a number of welcoming, stylish and fashionable shopping centres located in the heart of the town. Here you can find all of your favourite retailers and hopefully a few great deals too.
The Fairground Shopping Centre is a modern and stylish shopping centre. It can be found on Barrack St. at the heart of the town-centre. It’s anchor stores include Tesco, Next and Heatons. It has a large number of high street fashion retailers such as JD sports, Argos, New Look, Jack Jones, Game Stop and many more. Other retailers include independent stores and boutiques such as Carrig Donn, Comic Universe and Maria Sur Lingerie. It is well served by cafés and snackbars also.
Carlow Shopping centre is located within a beautiful refurbished stone building. It has a multi-storey carpark attached for easy access. It’s anchor store is Super Valu. Other retailers here include Claire’s, Peter Marks, Sam McAuleys, Dolmen Jewellers, Trax and Bellina. The shopping centre is served by a café and surrounding restaurants. There is a cinema located adjacent to the entrance also.
Carlow Retail Park is a new spacious retail park on the Hanover Rd. Retailers situated here include Woodie’s DIY, Right Price Tiles, Harry Corry, Carpet Right, Petmania, Halfords and Homestore & More.
Shaw’s Department Stores is a town institution and can be found on this street. There are a number of independent retailers, bars and newsagents situated here too.
Hanover house is located across the river from Kennedy Ave, there is excellent parking facilities available. It is home to Penneys Department Store and a number of independent retailers.
These areas are the main thoroughfare of Carlow town. They have many retail units, restaurants, cafés and shops. This area is instantly recognisable due to the iconic fountain, square and bustling town-centre feel.
Carlow Farmers Market is held on Saturday’s each week in the centre of Carlow Town. You can find it at the old Potato Market beside Kennedy Ave. and the main town-centre Car Park. There is a great variety of local producers selling their fresh produce. This is a quaint and authentic market experience. All visitors coming to Carlow are highly recommended to check this out. See here for all Farmer’s markets in carlow
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