Tourism in Carlow

A Warm Welcome Awaits.

Situated in the South East of Ireland, approximately 90km from the ferry and airports of Dublin, Rosslare and Waterford, Carlow is one of Ireland's most charming inland Counties, with mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys all close at hand, Carlow is a county worth discovering and exploring.  Against a beautiful landscape - visitors to Carlow will uncover a great holiday experience - exhilarating outdoor adventure, traditional rural life, vibrant shopping and a rich cultural heritage.  Its central location offers the perfect base to explore the surrounding counties of Wexford, Kilkenny, Wicklow, Kildare and Laois.

Throughout the towns, villages and countryside of Carlow you'll find a choice of fine hotels, grand country homes, charming guesthouses, bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation.  Wherever you stay in Carlow you will enjoy comfortable lodgings, a warm welcome, easy conversation, fresh local food and all the help and advice you need for your ideal holiday.


Popular Carlow Tourism Links

Carlow Tourism

Centre for Contemporary Arts and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre

The Carlow Garden Trail

Ducketts Grove

Communitities Caring for their County, Supporting Sustainable Tourism Development

One of the core elements of sustainable tourism development is community involvement, which gives the communities the capacity to make decisions that consider the long term economic, environmental and cultural aspects affecting a local area.  Well presented towns, well maintained facilities and a good atmosphere can all contribute in a very significant manner to visitor satisfaction ratings.   Carlow Local Authorities continuously strive to build and increase the strong working relationship we enjoy with all communities throughout County Carlow, empowering people to take responsibility for their environment and county.


Be sure to visit our links page for a wealth of information on Carlow Towns and Parishes, Educational facilities and Enterprise Development opportunities. Learn more