Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to The Local Enterprise Office Carlow

Please note that in the Interest of Public Health & Safety – Carlow - Local Enterprise Office is operating its services remotely and only conducting essential business Face to Face.

For an appointment to meet a Business Advisor please contact enterprise@Carlowcoco.ie or call 059-9129783

The public counter is open in Enterprise House from 11am-1pm & 2pm-3pm on Monday-Friday (Excluding Bank Holidays) for the scheduling of appointments only.

Upcoming Events

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23/05/2022Retail Development Programme 2022 Book online
25/05/2022RU:RBAN – Community Garden Workshop Book online
31/05/2022LE5087- Sales Planning & Lead Generation - Onsite Training Workshop... Book online
02/06/2022Trading Online Voucher Scheme 2nd June 2022 Book online
07/06/2022LE5074 - Digital Marketing – What, Why & How? Book online
18/06/2022LE6022 Starting and Developing your own Business – Maher Consulting... Book online
28/06/2022LE5015 - Let’s Get Visual – Photography & Videography for my Business... Book online

Latest News

  • Carlow Town Land Use, Vacancy and Dereliction Survey welcomed by Mayor

    12/05/2022

    Carlow Town Land Use, Vacancy and Dereliction Survey welcomed by Mayor...

    Mayor of Carlow Municipal District, Cllr. Ken Murnane has welcomed the development of the Carlow Town Land Use, Vacancy and Dereliction survey...

  • ‘Selling for Success’ with “POWERHOUSE” Carlow Women in Business

    09/05/2022

    ‘Selling for Success’ with “POWERHOUSE” Carlow Women in Business ...

    “Powerhouse” - Carlow Businesswomen’s Network, facilitated by Carlow Local Enterprise Office, hosts another unmissable event for 2022, titled “Selling for Success”, in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow on Thursday 26th of May 2022 with Sales Performance Consultant Jo Collins and the Team at Manzor Marketing. ...

  • Major drive to develop community gardens and share ideas across County Carlow and the EU.

    09/05/2022

    Major drive to develop community gardens and share ideas across County Carlow and the EU....

    As part of Ru:RBAN, which is an EU Urbact Project, the County Carlow ULG Group in association with Carlow County Council invites people who have a passion for Community Gardens to attend a International Community Garden Workshop being hosted in Carlow on 25th-26th May 2022. ...

  • Consultant Appointed to Lead Development of Carlow’s Food and Drinks Sector

    28/04/2022

    Consultant Appointed to Lead Development of Carlow’s Food and Drinks Sector...

    Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office have announced the appointment of an external consultant to support the growth of the Carlow food and drinks sector over the coming year. Jacqui Doyle from JMD Consulting, an experienced professional who has project managed a broad range of initiatives in the tourism sector will support the further development of the Carlow Food and Drinks Network in 2022. ...

  • Carlow Craft and Creative Sector asked to contribute to County Crafts Strategy

    28/04/2022

    Carlow Craft and Creative Sector asked to contribute to County Crafts Strategy ...

    Professionals working in the creative sector and in the field of crafts have been asked to contribute to a new County Carlow Crafts and Creative Strategy which is being developed by Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office. ...

  • Focus on supporting Retail a key project with launch of new Retail Development Programme

    20/04/2022

    Focus on supporting Retail a key project with launch of new Retail Development Programme...

    Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office in partnership with County Carlow Chamber and Carlow Town Business Watch are inviting business owners or managers to invest in their business in 2022 by engaging in our Retail Development Programme, a business development programme designed specifically for Retail. ...

  • Call for community and business groups to submit projects under Our Rural Future Schemes

    20/04/2022

    Call for community and business groups to submit projects under Our Rural Future Schemes ...

    Announcing the call, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council, Cllr. Fintan Phelan said “Over the past number of years millions of euro of investment for a variety of projects across the County from the Our Rural Future Schemes has been attracted to County Carlow and as part of this call we want to understand the level of ambition and vision in terms of projects in community groups so that we as a Council can support this in a structured way”. The Cathaoirleach continued to say “An example of our Rural Future Schemes is the Town & Village Renewal Scheme which has attracted €4.2 million in investment since its establishment in 2016”...

  •  Mentoring available for Community Garden Projects as part of International Ru:Rban Project

    20/04/2022

    Mentoring available for Community Garden Projects as part of International Ru:Rban Project...

    Community Gardens across County Carlow can now avail of mentoring to support the development of capacity with their groups with the appointment of Dee Sewell from Greenside Up to the Ru:Rban Project in County Carlow. The mentoring service will work based on two levels, firstly individuals who are involved in community gardens at all levels will have a one-to-one session to discuss concerns , opportunities , challenges, and obstacles in their involvement in development of their community garden which will be complimented by a group report for their community garden which will guide and advise on opportunities for growth. ...

  • Carlow hosts creative professionals to collaborative timber experience.

    08/04/2022

    Carlow hosts creative professionals to collaborative timber experience. ...

    Craft professionals from Germany, Greece, Portugal, UK, and Belgium descended on South County Carlow last week for the an International Craft Hub Residency hosted by Carlow County Council and Glenn Lucas as part of the Creative Europe Craft Hub Project...

  • COUNTY CARLOW STUDENTS SET FOR NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FINAL

    06/04/2022

    COUNTY CARLOW STUDENTS SET FOR NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FINAL...

    Local Enterprise Office Carlow have announced that winning teenager entrepreneurs from St. Mary’s Knockbeg College and Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach will represent County Carlow at this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Finals on Wednesday 18th May. The Finals return to a physical event this year at The Helix in Dublin having been held online in 2020 and 2021. ...

  •  ‘Owning Your Worth’ with “POWERHOUSE” Carlow Women in Business

    06/04/2022

    ‘Owning Your Worth’ with “POWERHOUSE” Carlow Women in Business ...

    “Powerhouse” - Carlow Businesswomen’s Network, facilitated by Carlow Local Enterprise Office, hosts its first in-person event for 2022, titled “Owning Your Worth”, in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow on Thursday 28th of April 2022 with Money Mindset Coach Denise McGarry, and the Team at Manzor Marketing. ...

  •  Creating a locally based strategy for economic prosperity and resilience

    15/03/2022

    Creating a locally based strategy for economic prosperity and resilience...

    Carlow County Council has today (15th March 2022) launched the inCarlow Economic Development & Business Support Strategy 2022-2027. ...

  • Royalty free photo collection launched of County Carlow experiences & Business images available

    11/03/2022

    Royalty free photo collection launched of County Carlow experiences & Business images available...

    Destination Photographer Tony Pleavin spent 6 months visiting the vistas, valleys, and visuals of County Carlow to create a new Royalty Free Image Directory of County Carlow in association Carlow County Council – Local Enterprise Office, Carlow Tourism & County Carlow Chamber. The directory was launched today (11th March 2022) as part of Local Enterprise Week 2022. ...

  • Enterprises celebrated for their digital delivery in County’s first ‘County Carlow Web Awards’

    08/03/2022

    Enterprises celebrated for their digital delivery in County’s first ‘County ...

    Carlow County Council – Local Enterprise Office hosted the first every County Carlow Web Awards in association with Content Plan, the Business Post and Institute of Technology, Carlow on Monday 7th March 2022 in Ballykealey House Hotel as part of Local Enterprise Week 2022. Over 70 entrepreneurs were present with Master of Ceremonies Colm O'Regan at the helm. ...

  •  Cathaoirleach acknowledges Female Student Innovators as part of Student Enterprise Programme

    08/03/2022

    Cathaoirleach acknowledges Female Student Innovators as part of Student Enterprise Programme ...

    Cllr. Fintan Phelan, Cathaoirleach has acknowledged the achievements of two Carlow female students for their entrepreneurial talent as part of International Womens Day and Local Enterprise Week 2022. The Students were selected for acknowledgement by Rosie Dunne, Student Enterprise Co-ordinator with the Local Enterprise Office in Carlow County. Carlow students have always stood out from the crowd in terms of establishing and developing their own business and embodying an innovative entrepreneurial spirit. ...

Case Studies

  • Woodford 130x114

    26/11/2020

    Woodford Dolmen Hotel

    Five years ago, one of Carlow’s longest-established hotels, the Woodford Dolmen, was in receivership. Today, despite the hardship of the lockdown and the difficulties faced by the hospitality sector, it has more than doubled its staff to 105 and added a fourth star to its rating certification....

  • Rea's 130x114

    26/11/2020

    Rea's Department Store

    Some businesses make a town, and Rea’s Department Store is one of them. A fixture of Bagenalstown since 1958, Rea’s has welcomed generations of shoppers for over half a century....

  • Cullens 130x114

    26/11/2020

    Cullens Nurseries

    Cullen Nurseries’ roots run old and deep. In 1994, owner Robert Cullen, fresh from Multyfarnham Agricultural College in Co Westmeath, began his own small-scale landscaping business with his father Peter. Soon the pair branched out into forestry and hedging....

  • CIELS

    26/11/2020

    CIELS

    People tend to think of family-run businesses as farms and corner shops, not language schools. For Danny Barron, however, teaching English is a family business, and one that’s scaling fast....

  • The Paint Hub

    10/12/2019

    Paint Hub

    If blood is thicker than water, in the Gaynor family, paint is thicker still....

  • Little Crew

    10/12/2019

    Little Crew - PreStart

    There’s an old-world charm to wooden toys. They’re sturdy and designed with care; they’re simple and straightforward, perfect for imagining and pretending; and unlike their mass-produced plastic counterparts, they don’t run out of batteries (or make noise)....

  • Jo Browne

    10/12/2019

    Jo Browne

    When asked how it all began, Jo Browne goes back to when she was 10 years old, recalling how her sister-in-law gave her a ‘solid’ perfume from Greece. She fell in love with it. She stayed loyal to solid perfume as she grew up and amassed a collection from all over the world....

  • Equinox

    10/12/2019

    Equinox

    Noel and Tomoko Doyle first met while studying in the UK. They began a relationship soon after and moved to Tomoko’s home country of Japan....

  • Butlers - Grow

    10/12/2019

    Butlers Organic Eggs

    A happier hen makes a fresher egg—that’s according to David and Paula Butler, the owners of Butler’s Organic Eggs, a Hacketstown-based chicken farm that specialises in the production of organic eggs....

Our Partners

  • Local Authorities Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Microfinance
  • Revenue
  • EUGO
  • EGF
  • Bord Bia
  • Dept of Social Protection
  • DJEI
  • Dept of Environment
  • South East Business & Innovation Centre (SEBIC
  • Skillsnets
  • Carlow Libraries
  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Carlow Chambers
  • Carlow County Development Partnership