Let’s shout about our County!


Whatever you are looking for, Carlow has it all.  Gifts, Fashion, Designer trends, Homewares, Artizan, Craft and much more.  The County is home to a wide range of amazing stores  spread across the beautiful rural and urban landscape.

 If you cannot find what you want here, then ask through social with the #shopcarlow and let the answers come back to you.


For the ultimate dining experience, Carlow has a host of options to suit all tastes.  Whether you are looking in town or our in the countryside, the options are endless across the county.  


Things to Do

Hands down, Carlow has loads to offer visitors and locals.  Looking for exceptional walking routes taking in the scenic mountain or river trails, looking for the finest of locally produced food and beverages or searching for the roots to some of Irelands finest gardens.  The list of options continue, take some time out and explore with us…….. 


Latest News

Lidl welcomed to Bagenalstown

Lidl welcomed to Bagenalstown

The brand new Lidl store has opened its doors in Bagenalstown. The store is located on the Royal Oak Road and while it was originally expected to open earlier this year the Coivd-19 restrictions on the construction sector delayed the build. The store has received a...

Local Initiative to support the community

Local Initiative to support the community

The Lazy River Cafe in Carlow town has come up with a wonderful idea on how to keep the Barrow Track free of litter by offering walkers and nature lovers a free cup of tea or coffee to anybody who fills a bucket of rubbish while enjoying their walk.. David Cowan of...

Bagenalstown Swimming Club

Bagenalstown Swimming Club

Bagenalstown Swimming Club has reopened. The club will be open seven days a week, with each session lasting for 1 hour commencing from 11am and running through until 9pm.  The pool will close following each session to allow for cleaning and sanitising of the pool and...

Siopa Glas

Siopa Glas

Siopa Glas, the Thrift Community Shop in Ballon has reopened following the change in restrictions and should definitely be on your list of places to visit.  The shop is managed completely by volunteers and it is real curiosity shop for all those who love to browse....


Love Carlow 

LoveCarlow was originally established as a a re-generation project by the County Carlow Chamber of Commerce in March 2016 with the aim of establishing Carlow as a great place to live, work, shop, socialise and visit.

Carlow is a fantastic town and county and we have so much to be proud of but too often all we hear are the negative stories. As a county, we are not good at shouting about all the wonderful things Carlow has to offer.

Love Carlow is about changing that conversation, it’s about being positive, it’s about building our community, it’s about revitalising the businesses and most of all it’s about shouting about all the reasons why we Love Carlow.

There are many reasons to Love Carlow  and we aim to include as many as possible on this site and to continue to discuss the wonderful assets of the county through our media channels.  Why not add  your voice to the conversation and highlight why you Love Carlow.


Love Carlow – Shop & Support Local Online and Offline

The importance of supporting our local economy now and into the future is vital to ensuring the continued success and growth of our communities and towns.  Love Carlow is focused on helping you connect with businesses and organisations right across the county while also keeping you informed on updates from the communities, towns and villages around our great county.

Working with Wise Eyes Creative, we have designed a window sticker for you to display on your car, business entrance, customer areas etc showing your support for local and reminding people to Love Carlow.

Looking for stickers, contact the County Carlow Chamber directly or call to Detail Menswear on the Potato Market.