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A vibrant college and market town, Carlow enjoys a thriving arts and crafts community, exciting nightlife, and a strong tradition of Irish language and culture.
Carlow Town has a rich history and an architectural heritage dating back to the 12th century. Carlow is the gateway to the South-East standing at the confluence of the Barrow and Burrin rivers, and is also home to VISUAL, Ireland’s largest and most spectacular space for contemporary art.
Our town is packed with great pubs and restaurants, shopping, excellent hotels and loads to do for every age and taste.
Beyond the town itself, discover the surrounding county, with its mountains, beautiful countryside and river valleys. Uncover exhilarating outdoor adventures and a rich cultural heritage.
We want to thank all the amazing local businesses in Carlow that generously support our festival. Their support is vital to the success of the festival and we’re delighted to recommend them.