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Welcome to Visit Carlow


Visit Carlow is an independent travel guide to the Dolmen County. Our interactive and easy to browse app features things to do, places to stay, see, eat and drink in addition to a comprehensive festival & event guide. 

Once you decide, what it is you want to do or where you want to go, our app will take you there using the power of Google Maps. So what are you waiting for? Download our app today and see what Carlow has to offer you!


Carlow Food Trail

Carlow is renowned for producing some of the best food and drink in Ireland. From free range eggs to escargo and the tastiest fresh fruit to award winning craft beers and whiskeys, Carlow is a food lovers dream! And to top it all off, we have a huge variety of award winning restaurants that combined offer a food experience unlike any other


A Rural Pub Experience

Irish pubs are world renowned for their hospitality and friendly atmosphere and Carlow is no exception. Wander into a rural pub in Carlow to hear stories of old or enjoy a traditional sing-song with the locals. Wherever you are in Carlow, you are never too far from a rural pub experience


Did you know?

Carlow was once the capital of Ireland

The Brownshill Dolmen (Portal Tomb) is estimated to be over 5,000 years old and is reputed to have the heaviest capstone in Europe at c.100 tonnes

Carlow was the first inland town in Ireland or Britain to recieve Electricity courtesy of Milford Mills in 1891

St. Mullin's, located in the south of the county was the site of a 7th century monastic settlement, the ruins of which are still present today

Old Leighlin was the site of one of the largest monastic settlements in Ireland and the location for a church synod in 630 AD which determined the date of Easter

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Advertise with us

  • Advertising your business on the Visit Carlow app is FREE!
  • All we ask in return is that you and your business actively promotes the app to your customers
  • Our app is growing rapidly and is being used by both locals and tourists alike
  • In a recent survey we carried out, 59% of respondents said that they don't buy/read a local newspaper
  • This means that if you advertise in local print alone, you are potentially missing out on a huge amount of possible customers
  • We also offer local Carlow businesses, social media support. Simply tag us in your posts so we can see what you're up to
  • We can also promote any sales or special offers you may have

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Advertise your event

  • Did you know that Visit Carlow promotes all local events free of charge?
  • Events are listed on our website, mobile app and on our Facebook page
  • On top of this, we also offer paid advertising packages to promote individual events further
  • These packages are tailored to suit your budget and needs
  • Each package includes paid social media advertising specifically targeting your event's demographic
  • Optional extras include running social media competitions, writing and publishing an article previewing the event on our website and advertising on Google
  • We can also process ticket sales for your event, through our website

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Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter which details all upcoming festivals and events in addition to articles on some fantastic Carlow businesses. Each newsletter will also review some of Carlow's most loved tourist attractions and some real hidden gems you may never have heard about!

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