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Latest News

  • 22/05/2020

    Carlow Town Development Forum donate Blooming Boxes to celebrate International Biodiversity Day...

    International Biodiversity day takes place today (Friday 22nd May) and Members of Carlow Town Development Forum have been busy preparing a Pollinator friendly project...

  • 22/05/2020

    Carlow’s Student Entrepreneurs prepare for virtual final...

    Some of Carlow’s most innovative and entrepreneurial students will be eagerly logging online next week for the National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme. For the first time since the programme began in 2003, the National Finals will take place online....

  • 22/05/2020

    County Carlow Business urged to apply for Restart Grants...

    Up to €10,000 is available for County Carlow SME’s to get them back on their feet.

  • 20/05/2020

    Open Call for New Membership of FORM-Designmade in Carlow....

    The FORM collective (group) consists of designer-makers and craftspeople from a diverse range of disciplines and who produce creative, high quality crafted products employing various techniques and materials. Presently, the group consist of jewellery makers, textile artists, and 3D sculptor/designers in stone and clay, and all members live and work in County Carlow. The group is supported by Carlow County Councils – Local Enterprise Office....

  • 18/05/2020

    Supporting our Town Centres essential says Council Chief Executive...

    Carlow County Council have today (14th May 2020) announced details of a new programme to support SME’s in redesigning their business for physical distancing. Carlow County Council is providing free training & advice to retail , hospitality and local services across the County. ...

  • 18/05/2020

    Government approves details of Restart Grant for Small Businesses...

    The Government today (15th May 2020) agreed details of the new €250m Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures....

  • 08/05/2020

    Catalyst - Digital Food & Drink Innovation Summit provides opportunity for Food & Drink Sector in Ireland & Wales....

    Carlow, Tipperary and Welsh businesses in the Food and Drink sector are been given the opportunity to participate in a no-cost Digital Food & Drink Innovation Summit which presented by one of Ireland’s foremost authorities on Entrepreneurship, The Entrepreneur’s Academy in partnership with Irish & Welsh partners in the Ireland-Wales Catalyst project. The summit provides an opportunity to hear from international industry experts and explore innovation and sustainability for food business with speakers including Noel Davidson , Margaret Hoctor, Steve Thompson & Simon Bishop,The event is being funded through the EU funded CATALYST project and will be held from 10am-1pm on Wednesday May 20th 2020...

  • 08/05/2020

    Trade Exhibition cancelled for NPA

    Following the announcement by the National Ploughing Association that “The NPA have today cancelled the National Ploughing Trade Exhibition due to take place in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from September 15th to 17th but still hope that there will be an opportunity to run the ploughing competitions behind closed gates due to the Covid-19 pandemic”...

  • 08/05/2020

    Town Centre Enterprises encouraged to attend Workshop and Briefing to support Town Centre Trading Reopening...

    Carlow County Council & County Carlow Chamber encourage town centre enterprises to attend briefing and workshop to support the reopening process. Two initial which will be held on 14th May 2020 for enterprises based in Carlow Town , Tullow & Bagenalstown who are seeking , advice support and assistance in the reopening process of businesses which have been affected by Covid-19....

  • 05/05/2020

    In This Together’ campaign

    The campaign aims to help everyone in Ireland to Stay Connected, Stay Active, and look after their Mental Health throughout the Covid-19 Emergency....

  • 05/05/2020

    Department of Rural and Community Development COVID-19 Emergency Fund 2020...

    Carlow County Council and the County Carlow Community Response Forum has today announced the launch of an emergency fund for groups across the county who are assisting in the response efforts to the COVID-19 emergency....

  • 05/05/2020

    #LOVETODRAW with Take A Part Carlow

    #LoveToDraw Ireland is a project developed by Voluntary Arts Ireland in partnership with Take A Part Carlow, Glucksman Gallery Cork and Artlink Donegal. It will involve artist-led drawing workshops with a range of community groups and an exhibition showcasing the visual results at an exhibition in the Glucksman Gallery during November 2020. The physical workshops were due to take place during May and of course these have been postponed. Workshops have instead been provisionally scheduled for autumn 2020...

  • 08/05/2020

    New opportunity for Carlow and Tipperary businesses in the Food and Drink sector to look into a sustainable future with EU funded programme....

    Carlow and Tipperary businesses in the Food and Drink sector are been given the opportunity to participate in a no-cost new programme called Optimization: Sustainable Development Business Development Programme through the EU funded CATALYST project....

  • 31/08/2020

    Expression of Interest - National Ploughing Championships 2020...

    Call for expressions of interest open for all County Carlow companies to be part of inCarlow Pavilion for the 2020 National Ploughing Championships....

  • 09/04/2020

    Carlow County Council - Local Enterprise Office Welcomes Expansion of Business Supports ...

    Expansion of Trading Online Voucher Scheme and reduction in Microfinance Ireland interest rate announced

  • 04/09/2014

    Local Enterprise Office Launches New Loan Partnership

    The Local Enterprise Office Carlow is teaming up with Microfinance Ireland, to launch a new type of loan support aimed at the small business community in the region....

  • 18/08/2014

    Showcase 2015

    Local Enterprise Office –Carlow is seeking expressions of interest from clients engaged in the craft, design and gift sector interested in taking a stand in the Enterprise Zone at Showcase 18th – 21st January 2015. ...

  • 14/08/2014

    New Frontiers Programme 2014

    Waterford Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Carlow are currently recruiting for their next New Frontiers Programme....

  • 25/07/2014

    Form Group to Exhibit at Kilkenny Arts Festival...

    FORM is a group of designer makers and craftspeople living and working in the Carlow region of Ireland...

  • 03/07/2014

    Applications open for national scheme to help Small Businesses trade online...

    From today, 1 July 2014, small businesses throughout Ireland can apply to the government for digital vouchers to the system in helping their businesses trade online....

  • 30/06/2014

    Gothic Castle stages Business Picnic to make connections happen...

    Duckett’s Grove Castle just outside Carlow Town will be the venue for the second Business Picnic being held on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 hosted by Carlow & Wexford Local Enterprise Offices and partners....

  • 13/06/2014

    Time to GROW your Business

    ManagementWorks is an initiative from the State Company Skillnets, under the Governments Action Plan for Jobs, aimed at providing Owners Managers/Managers of Small and Medium size Businesses with practical, impactful programmes that will make a real difference to them and to that of their business....

  • 13/06/2014

    Minister Rabbitte rolls out whole of Government scheme to support local businesses trading online...

    Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte T.D., this evening brought together Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) from around the country for the first time to upskill their Staff, Mentors and Business Advisors on the important aspects of small business trading online....

  • 23/05/2014

    New craft network launched in Carlow...

    A new craft network, called FORM, was launched this week (14/05/2014) at a reception at VISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. The network consists of 12 established designer makers, who create high quality home ware, gifts and wearable pieces. ...

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    14/04/2014

    Local Enterprise Office opened for business...

    The Local Enterprise Office is a new national resource, staffed with professional people with business training, to assist budding entrepreneurs and existing businesses in every county in Ireland....

Case Studies

  • 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