Carlow Town and County

Carlow is located in the south east of Ireland, approximately 80km from Dublin. Carlow town is a thriving market and industrial centre located in the south east of Ireland. An ancient town with an impressive historical pedigree, Carlow boasts a celebrated arts and crafts community allied to a rich tradition of Irish language and culture. A youthful town, Carlow contains a large student population stemming from the local Institute of Technology. In addition to these important influences, Carlow offers an extensive and impressive range of shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Carlow Town

The modern name Carlow is derived from the old Irish place name Ceatharloch, meaning 'four lakes'. Visitors to the area can enjoy its many pre-historic sites, castles, churches and monastic buildings and routes. Learn more about the South East of Ireland's cultural and scenic attractions, history and night life in this video from Failte Ireland.

The Dolmen

For more information about Carlow take a look at the Carlow Tourism Website www.carlowtourism.com

Travelling to IT Carlow

IT Carlow’s vibrant campus attracts students not only from the South East and other parts of Ireland but also from various international destinations, including through the Erasmus exchange programme. Wherever you are traveling from, IT Carlow is easy to reach.

Map of Carlow Campus


Carlow Campus

Links to detailed IT Carlow Campus Maps

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