Carlow College was founded in 1782 and had its first admissions on 1 October 1793. It hosts the public Carlow Art Collection.

Hosting the public Carlow Art Collection on its ground floors, Carlow College, St Patrick’s is one of Ireland’s finest public buildings located in magnificent grounds and within ten metres of VISUAL. The art collection was a voluntary initiative. Artists in the collection include: Bridget Flannery, Hilary Elmes, Frank O’Meara, Hughie O’Donoghue, Victor Zevakin and many more.

Carlow College, St Patrick’s also offers a full range of modern facilities, which cater for events from 10 – 300 people. Providing both indoor & outdoor facilities, ample car parking & a town-centre location at the heart of the South-East, Carlow College is the ideal venue for meetings, staff training, conferences and team-building.

  • Ireland’s second oldest university
  • Innovative degree programmes
  • Old world charm

Opening Times:

Open Monday to Friday. 

See website for further details.


Admission Prices:

Free admission

Useful Information

Car & Coach parking adjacent to the college

Getting There

On college street in Carlow town.

Map Location: 52.837557, -6.927037
Contact Carlow College St Patrick’s

College Street, Carlow, Ireland

Eircode: R93 T2P8
T: +353 (0)59 913 1114
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