Love Carlow is an initiative which has been spearheaded by County Carlow Chamber of Commerce in an effort to regenerate Carlow town and get it back on its feet following what has been a difficult time in the country’s economic history. We believe that fundamentally we have a fantastic town and county and we have a lot to be proud of. We also believe that we are sometimes not so good at shouting about all the wonderful things we do have on offer so the Love Carlow initiative and this Loving Local blog is about changing the conversation about our town and county.  Our social media platforms are ready to rock and to celebrate all that there is to Love about Carlow.

You can now find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Each month this column will aim to shine a light on some of the wonderful things that we have sitting on our doorstep. Highlighting businesses, initiatives, groups or anything else that focuses on what makes Carlow a great place to live, work & play.

Our Hidden Gems section, focuses on businesses & Carlow products and/or services that we want all of Carlow and the rest of the world to know about.

Little Locals will give a shout out to things that may be of interest to our younger generations because let’s face it, if the kids are happy so are us parents!!

The 3rd section is our Local Business piece & this celebrates a different business each month, whether it’s new or existing & takes a look at how its playing its part in building Carlow.  We encourage everyone to show our love for local but supporting these businesses we focus on in this blog.

To finish off this blog, I want to give a mention to Hannon’s Centra on the O’Brien Road.  Those of us traveling along this rood will have noticed the new & exciting changes taking place here.   Hannon’s are recently unveiled their fabulous new Centra store concept.   This will be a welcome addition to the many who commute, live & work in the area & we wish them every success with their new venture.

Until next week….keep showing your love for local