Visit Carlow is a comprehensive travel guide to County Carlow. Containing easy to navigate sections on places to stay, see, eat, drink and shop, Visit Carlow has all the information you need to get the most out of your trip. Our festival and events guide show you what's on and where and includes an "ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE" previewing the pub and club scene each weekend. Our "FAMILY FUN" section details the many family friendly activities in Carlow including cinemas, pet farms, adventure centres and more. Download our app today and see what Carlow has to offer you!
- Comprehensive listing of accommodation providers, bars, restaurants and shops
- Simple. easy to browse sections broken down into categories
- Full listing of historical sites, museums and all other places of interest
- Up to date "FESTIVAL & EVENTS" guide
- Utilising GPS, our listings are sorted by the distance they are from you. Once you decide on where you want to go, our app will take you there
- Contains a "USEFUL CONTACTS" section providing users with the location and contact details of Garda (Police) stations, doctors, dentists and hospitals should you need them.
- Our app lists every ATM, bank and post office in the county
Carlow, once the capital of Ireland, is conveniently located just an hour from Dublin and is centred in the heart of the Sunny South East. Carlow has beautiful, un-spoilt countryside, great for walking/cycling and is complimented by amazing gardens such as Altamont, Duckett's Grove and The Arboretum to name a few. The Barrow Way, perhaps one of Carlow's most prized assets, is a towpath along the River Barrow which was once used by horses pulling barges. Now a beautiful walking route stretching 113km, it was selected in the top 5 visitor attractions by the judges of "The Irish Times Best Days Out in Ireland 2015" competition.
Carlow is known as The Dolmen County thanks to its two perfectly preserved dolmens (portal tombs), The Haroldstown Dolmen and the Brownshill Dolmen. The latter's capstone is reputed to be the heaviest in Europe weighing in at an estimated 100 tonnes. The ruins of the many castles are dotted throughout the countyside including Carlow Castle, Black Castle and Ballymoon Castle. Huntington Castle, originally built in the 17th century is a magnificent, perfectly maintained castle and is open to the public during summer months. Carlow has a great mix of old and new including Carlow County Museum (County Museum of the Year 2014-2015) and the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art boasting 4 world class galleries and a 320 seat theatre.