Welcome to Carlow

You won’t find a warmer welcome  in Ireland or a better location for your next getaway. Carlow is a place where breath-taking scenery, outdoor adventures, fabulous food and culture combine to create unforgettable experiences.

Discover the timeless and unspoiled Carlow landscape. Picturesque villages, meandering rivers, rolling hills combined with the colourful tales of our people, past and present. Explore our rich heritage and vibrant present. Feel inspired. Feel charmed. Feel free. Wander off the Track and uncover a world of hidden gems in Carlow

#KeepDiscovering Ireland’s Ancient East with Carlow.

CARLOW GARDEN FESTIVAL 2024

July 27th – August 4th

The Carlow Garden Festival is a wonderful opportunity for budding and experienced gardeners.

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🎉A huge congratulations to @mrspcody over on Instagram, today’s winner of the 2 free tickets to the grand opening of this year’s Carlow Garden Festival and a signed copy of Ann Marie Powell’s inspiring book!

If you missed out, tickets are still available for only €25!

This special evening marks the start of the 2024 Carlow Garden Festival!
Embark on a journey through East Ruston Old Vicarage with renowned garden designer Alan Gray and discover the magic behind its transformation from a blank canvas into what is regarded as one of England’s finest private gardens.

Following this, the stage belongs to the acclaimed UK garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell, fresh from her win of the People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things gardening is bound to captivate the audience. Delve into her world as she shares her profound insights in “A Passion for Plants – Ann-Marie Powell Opens her Garden Notebook,” promising an evening brimming with inspiration and botanical insights.

👉You can get your tickets here: www.carlowgardentrail.com

Don’t forget, there is still a chance to win 2 free tickets to see Arthur Parkinson at Duckett’s Grove and 2 free tickets Tom Stuart-Smith & Matthew Pottage at Altamont Plant Sales! Head over to www.instagram.com/carlow_tourism to enter!

ann-marie powell gardens Get Gardening Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven
Carlow County Council Community Information Fáilte Ireland Ireland's Ancient East Bord Bia - Irish Food Board
#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival
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🎉A huge congratulations to @mrspcody over on Instagram, today’s winner of the 2 free tickets to the grand opening of this year’s Carlow Garden Festival and a signed copy of Ann Marie Powell’s inspiring book! 

If you missed out, tickets are still available for only €25!

This special evening marks the start of the 2024 Carlow Garden Festival!
Embark on a journey through East Ruston Old Vicarage with renowned garden designer Alan Gray and discover the magic behind its transformation from a blank canvas into what is regarded as one of England’s finest private gardens.

Following this, the stage belongs to the acclaimed UK garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell, fresh from her win of the People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things gardening is bound to captivate the audience. Delve into her world as she shares her profound insights in “A Passion for Plants – Ann-Marie Powell Opens her Garden Notebook,” promising an evening brimming with inspiration and botanical insights.

👉You can get your tickets here: www.carlowgardentrail.com

Don’t forget, there is still a chance to win 2 free tickets to see Arthur Parkinson at Duckett’s Grove and 2 free tickets Tom Stuart-Smith & Matthew Pottage at Altamont Plant Sales! Head over to www.instagram.com/carlow_tourism to enter! 

ann-marie powell gardens Get Gardening Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven 
Carlow County Council Community Information  Fáilte Ireland  Irelands Ancient East Bord Bia - Irish Food Board
#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival

Learn all about the wonders of chocolate and chocolate making, along with enjoying some tasty samples and mould making with the Chocolate Garden of Ireland of Ireland this Summer! 🍫

They will be holding their next workshops this Wednesday and Saturday, with further Workshops weekly throughout July and August.

Book Now: chocolategarden.ie/book-experiences/

Set in beautiful northeast Carlow, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a must if you are in the area, whatever your age – you’ll delight in its award-winning handmade chocolate treats and revel in the lovely aromas and tastes. Its café offers its own artisan ice cream, delicious sundaes and a wide array of chocolates and treats Afternoon tea available with advance booking.

#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland
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Learn all about the wonders of chocolate and chocolate making, along with enjoying some tasty samples and mould making with the Chocolate Garden of Ireland of Ireland this Summer! 🍫

They will be holding their next workshops this Wednesday and Saturday, with further Workshops weekly throughout July and August. 

 Book Now: https://chocolategarden.ie/book-experiences/ 

Set in beautiful northeast Carlow, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a  must if you are in the area, whatever your age – you’ll delight in its award-winning handmade chocolate treats and revel in the lovely aromas and tastes. Its café offers its own artisan ice cream, delicious sundaes and a wide array of chocolates and treats Afternoon tea available with advance booking.

#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland

Burtown House and Gardens, a historic estate offering a unique blend of heritage and natural beauty.

Burtown House and Gardens, nestled near the village of Ballytore, boast a rich tapestry of botanical wonders. Explore various areas including herbaceous borders, a yew walk, and an organic vegetable garden dating back 150 years.

Burtown House and Gardens are made up of several areas including large herbaceous borders, shrubberies, a rock garden, a yew walk with dividing pergola, an old orchard, a more formal stable yard garden and a large woodland surrounded on all sides by water.

🌿Mark your calendars for Jully 31st and join Dr Darach Lupton for a fascinating talk at the Carlow Garden Festival 2024. Curator of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland is a trained botanist and gardener with more than 25 years of scientific and practical horticulture experience. In this talk Darach explores the concept of conservation-horticulture and how botanic garden plant collections and gardeners are so vital in tackling the loss of plant diversity.

Tapping into his national and international experiences Darach looks at how gardening techniques and skills are being used to save some of the world’s rarest and threatened plants.

👉Book your tickets at: carlowgardentrail.com/.../gardening-on-the-front.../
Admission: €10.

Burtown House and Gardens National Botanic Gardens of Ireland OPW - Office of Public Works
Carlow County Council Community Information Fáilte Ireland Ireland's Ancient East Bord Bia - Irish Food Board Irish Garden Plant Society The Irish Gardener Garden.ie & The Irish Garden magazine RHSI - Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Community Gardens Ireland BSBI Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland - Irish section
#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival
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Burtown House and Gardens, a historic estate offering a unique blend of heritage and natural beauty.

Burtown House and Gardens, nestled near the village of Ballytore, boast a rich tapestry of botanical wonders. Explore various areas including herbaceous borders, a yew walk, and an organic vegetable garden dating back 150 years.

Burtown House and Gardens are made up of several areas including large herbaceous borders, shrubberies, a rock garden, a yew walk with dividing pergola, an old orchard, a more formal stable yard garden and a large woodland surrounded on all sides by water.  

🌿Mark your calendars for Jully 31st and join Dr Darach Lupton for a fascinating talk at the Carlow Garden Festival 2024. Curator of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland is a trained botanist and gardener with more than 25 years of scientific and practical horticulture experience. In this talk Darach explores the concept of conservation-horticulture and how botanic garden plant collections and gardeners are so vital in tackling the loss of plant diversity.

Tapping into his national and international experiences Darach looks at how gardening techniques and skills are being used to save some of the world’s rarest and threatened plants.

 👉Book your tickets at: https://carlowgardentrail.com/.../gardening-on-the-front.../
Admission: €10.

Burtown House and Gardens  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland   OPW - Office of Public Works  
Carlow County Council Community Information  Fáilte Ireland  Irelands Ancient East  Bord Bia - Irish Food Board  Irish Garden Plant Society The Irish Gardener  Garden.ie & The Irish Garden magazine RHSI - Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Community Gardens Ireland  BSBI Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland - Irish section 
#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival
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