Carlow is a dynamic combination of past and present.

Immerse yourself in the story of Ireland’s Ancient East in County Carlow. Get off the beaten track to see, hear, touch and feel the imprints of the millennia of settlers in this county. Take your time to discover it all – Stone Age artefacts, monasteries, medieval castles and large country houses and estates.

Drive leafy roads, explore the meandering River Barrow and Slaney, or the Blackstairs Mountains and Killeshin Hills, that once protected the original inhabitants and nowadays provide unrivalled vistas of Carlow’s lush, green landscape. Take in a festival, try local fresh produce or taste local specialities, many of which trace their roots to ancient times.


  • Carlow County Museum–offering tours of Carlow’s rich history
  • The Chocolate Garden of Ireland– a modern chocolate factory offering tours
  • The VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art –experience your world in a new way
  • Delta Sensory Gardens–the perfect space for anyone wanting peace and tranquility
  • Altamont Gardens–large, beautiful old world garden
  • Rancho Reilly–family fun with a pet farm, crazy golf and sunken trampolines
  • Borris House–book a visit online of this Tudor Gothic Mansion
  • Carlow Brewing Company–discover Ireland’s wonderful craft beer history
  • Go with the Flow River Adventures–canoe fun for every level
  • Huntington Castle–boasting Georgian terraces and castellated victorian extensions
  • Royal Oak Distillery–the only distillery in Ireland where all three forms of Irish whiskey (pot still, malt and grain) are distilled in the same still room
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Getting There
Map Location: 52.836241, -6.928049
Contact Carlow Tourism

College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow

Eircode: R93 H738
T: +353 (0)59 913 0411
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It is always advisable to check the opening dates and times of any attraction or business you intend to visit. Check their website or give them a call.