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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02/12/2020LEOCOMP2 BrightStart - NEW NORMAL START-Ups Expression Of Interest - Carlow Participants ONLY... Book online
03/12/2020Carlow Craft PR Book online
07/12/2020LE6021 – Start Your Own Business – Is Self Employment for You ? ... Book online
08/12/2020#lookforlocal #shopCarlow Roadshow– KCLR Outside Broadcast – 08th December Potato Market... Book online
10/12/2020LE5023 Dec - Women in Business Meets - Management and HR ... Book online
14/12/2020LE5087 The Business Box Beginners Guide To Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) with the Marketing Crowd... Book online
15/12/2020#lookforlocal #shopCarlow Roadshow– KCLR Outside Broadcast – 15th December Seven Oaks ... Book online

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Case Studies

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    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....

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    21/12/2017

    Smyth and O'Reilly

    Silver Spear Gin is the inaugural product by Artisan Irish Distillers Smyth & O’Reilly which they launched to market in 2017. The distillery is located at Ballydarton House in Carlow and it is run by Gavin O’Reilly and husband and wife team Charles and Dawn Smyth. The brand is built on an extremely interesting and unique history which adds authenticity, prov- idence and heritage to their brand story and with the support of Local Enterprise Off ice Carlow and others along the way they are now successfully exporting this fantastic artisan product internationally from their base here in Carlow....

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