General Information about County Carlow.
CARLOW: Carlow town with a population of 22,000
is the county capital and gateway to the South-East standing at
the confluence of the Barrow and Burrin rivers. Tradition has it
that the junction of the two rivers once covered such a large area
of ground that a lake was formed, or, as some believe four lakes,
hence the name Ceatharloch or City of the Four Lakes.
A vibrant college and market town, Carlow enjoys a thriving arts
and crafts community, an exciting nightlife, a strong tradition of
Irish language and culture and a superb range of shops, boutiques
Walking Tour of Carlow Town
Carlow Town Park
A wonderful attraction for all the family, this 12 acre site on
the banks of the River Barrow has been completed to the highest
standards with a safe and secure children's playground. The park
was the inaugural winner of the National Tidy Towns Waterside
Award in 2004.
OPEN: 7 days per week.
Brownshill Dolmen - Europe's largest portal dolmen 5km from the
town on the R726, with a capstone weighing 101tonnes.
Golfing In Carlow
- Golf Clubs of Carlow
Gardens of Carlow - Where to find
the famous garden of Carlow
Walking in Carlow
- Places to walk in Carlow
Waterways of Carlow
- Waterways of Carlow
Carlow town enjoys a well-earned reputation for lively festivals
including Éigse, a 9-day extravaganza of visual arts, theatre,
comedy, dance, literary events, crafts and street entertainment
which takes place from 10th - 18th June 2006. For further
information log onto
www.eigsecarlow.ie Music enthusiasts will enjoy the atmosphere
and fun of the Leinster Final of Fleadh Ceoil which promises a
feast of Irish music and takes place from 7th - 9th July. The
competitions feature the cream of Leinster musicians and singers.
These are always exciting events where one can listen to mature,
accomplished performers playing all manner of instruments, as well
as checking out the musicians of the future! Some brilliant bands
are featured during the week end including Dervish, Kila and Nuada,
all with their own unique brand of exciting, driving traditional
music and song. On Sunday afternoon in the Fairgreen Shopping
Centre, the set dancers of Leinster take centre stage promising
fun and entertainment for all. For further information visit