LoveCarlow was established by County Carlow Chamber in May 2016 in response to the continuing decline of Carlow town centre following the economic recession.

Like many regional towns, Carlow has suffered from the effects of the economic recession and through this project, the Chamber aims to provide the necessary direction and leadership to help change the fortunes of Carlow town and county & get us back on our feet.

LoveCarlow is headed up by a 6 person Steering Committee, nominated by the Board of the County Carlow Chamber. The current steering committee core group members are;

Yvonne Jones  – MSD Ireland & Chamber President

Eoin Kehoe – Kehoe Auctioneers

John Brophy – Fairgreen Shopping Centre

Derek Shannon – Bank of Ireland Carlow

Brian O’ Farrell – Chamber CEO

Colin Duggan – Woodford, Dolmen Hotel

LoveCarlow also has a wider group who support that various initiatives & events, group members are;

Jacinta Dempsey – The Social Network (LoveCarlow Marketing)

Aisling Maher – Woodford, Dolmen Hotel (LoveCarlow Marketing)

Hugh Ryan – Carlow Institute of Technology (LoveCarlow Clean Up Day Co-ordinator)