Information Carlow Ireland


General information Carlow

Carlow (from the Irish Ceatharlach meaning "place of cattle") is one of Ireland’s smallest counties, and is bordered by the scenic Blackstairs Mountains on its east. The fertile limestone land of the Barrow Valley and the Killeshin Hills make up the west of the county.
The county’s most prominent feature is its 5000-year-old granite formation known as the Browne’s Hill Dolmen. It's believed to have the biggest capstone in Europe, weighing a monumental 100 tonnes.

Carlow Town is the largest town in the county and acts as a bustling market town. The town’s courthouse is on the Parthenon in Athens, was reportedly originally meant for Cork, but the plans for the two buildings became mixed up.

Accommodation in Carlow

Carlow provides you with ample accommodation options to suit your requirement and your budget. Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are some of the possible alternatives for your stay in Carlow.

Hotels in Carlow

Hotels in Carlow will provide you with an excellent, comfortable and convenient resting place to return to after a busy day exploring Ireland’s countryside. Hotels in Carlow include The Dolmen Hotels in Carlow Town and Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow.

Bed & Breakfast in Carlow

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Carlow provides you with a comfortable and affordable room along with deliciously cooked breakfast to suit your budget. B&B in Carlow includes names such as Avlon Guesthouse in Carlow Town and Orchard Grove in Bagenalstown.

Carlow Restaurants

Carlow restaurants serve all of Ireland’s finest traditional meals and some contemporary international options too. Popular restaurants in Carlow include the Weeping Thaiger in Carlow Town and Fredericks Restaurant in Tullow.

Shopping in Carlow

Carlow Town is the county’s main shopping district through its two main shopping centres. Tullow Street and Dublin Street also offer a wide variety of shops, from locally-owned outlets to larger nationally-recognised businesses.

Carlow Car Rental

Car rentals in Carlow facilitate cars on rent for a pre defined period and according to budge allowing you to explore the country at your own pace. Some of prime car rentals in Carlow include Car Hire, Celbridge Car Hire, Naas Car Hire, Maynooth Car Hire, Clane Car Hire and Brownstown Car Hire.

Carlow Golf

Carlow has many golf courses including Carlow Town and Mount Wolseley Golf Courses, offering some excellent parkland couses to practice your game.