Situated in the Sunny South East of Ireland, approximately 90km from the Ferrys and Airports of Dublin, Rosslare and Waterford, Carlow is one of Ireland’s most charming inland counties. Its’ central location offers the perfect base to explore the bordering counties of Wexford, Kilkenny, Wicklow, Kildare and Laois.
Carlow is very accessible to the major centers of the Sunny South East and Dublin
Dublin – 80KM
Kilkenny – 36KM
Waterford – 84KM
Rosslare – 80KM
Latitude – (52.841007)
Longitude – (-6.91864)
Click here for LOC8 Garmin address code (R5J-64-VP8)
We are located on the R448 (formerly N9) 7 min walk north of Carlow town Centre.
From Dublin Airport take M1 signed Dublin exiting at junction 1, join M50 direction south, leave M50 Junction 9 signed Limerick, Joining N7 Direction South signed Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Joining M7 at Junction 9, leave M7 for M9 at junction 11 signed Waterford, leave M9 at Junction 4 Carlow North, signed Carlow R448 go Straight through Deer Park & Dr. Cullen roundabouts and we are located 900m on right before Topaz Service station.
(Travel time 1hr 15min approx via 1 Toll at M50 Junction 6 it’s barrier free pay at most service stations within 24hrs approx 3 Euro)
From waterford take M9 direction North signed Dublin, From Kilkenny take M9 Direction North Signed Dublin, exit Junction 6 on R448 to Carlow through all traffic lights (3 sets) under railway bridge and we are 500m on left just past Topaz Service station.
Within Walking Distance
Carlow Town is the ideal base from which to explore the county. After dark, Carlow provides a wide range of evening entertainment options to suit all tastes and pockets. Carlow is also an ideal base for touring Laois and the Dublin region. Golf, equestrian, pitch & putt and tennis can all be enjoyed locally.
Carlow castle was probably built by William the Marshall or by his son not long after he gave a charter to the town in 1208. Later on the castle was granted to a Dr Middleton who, in order to create more room for the building he blew up parts of the castle! As a result, most of the castle had to be demolished as a safety precaution.
Scenic walks in Carlow
The South Leinster Way.
The Barrow Way.
Altamount Gardens in Tullow, Situated off the N80.
Carlow Museum, Town Hall, Carlow
Carlow museum displays in a series of shop layouts, what life was like in Carlow town in the early 19TH & 20TH century.