Located in the cultural quarter of Carlow

Carlow County Museum is located in Carlow Town’s ‘Cultural Quarter’. Among the four display galleries view the magnificent 19th century six-meter hand carved oak pulpit from Carlow Cathedral, named among the top one hundred objects to see in an Irish museum. Gaze upon the fabulous new 1916 – 2016 commemorative stained glass panel.

View the smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

See the remains of the last cigarette smoked by Kevin Barry, who was executed in 1920 at the age of 18 for his role in the Irish War of Independence. Find out about scientist John Tyndall, the first person to discover the greenhouse effect.

  • Magnificent 19th century six-metre hand carved oak pulpit from Carlow Cathedral
  • The smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn
  • On view is the original gallows trapdoor from the Carlow Gaol which was used during the 19th century for public executions

See website for opening times.


Admission Rates

Admission is FREE

Useful Information

Wheelchair accessible.

Parking for cars in the nearby car parks.

Parking for coaches in either the Bus Park on Barrack Street or in the Visual Arts Centre car park.

Getting There

Located just off Tullow Street (main Street) sharing the same building as Carlow Library and directly next door to Carlow Cathedral

Map Location: 52.836245, -6.928185
Contact Carlow County Museum

College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Eircode: R93 E3T2
T: +353 (0)59 913 1554
E: museum@carlowcoco.ie
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