VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre is a dynamic multi-disciplinary arts facility presenting the best of local, national and international work in the visual and performing arts. VISUAL’s Main Gallery is recognised as Ireland’s largest and most spectacular space for presenting contemporary art.
The 290-seat GB Shaw Theatre presents opera, theatre, classical and contemporary music, comedy, film, dance & kids shows.
Carlow County Museum
Take your chance to enjoy and explore Carlow’s rich heritage, culture and much more in Carlow County Museum. The Museum is located in the heart of Carlow Cultural Quarter on College Street. Guided tours are available for groups, (booking is essential). Admission is free.
T: 059 913 1554 E:email@example.com www.carlowcountymuseum.ie
Castles & Forts
'Come Capture Castles in County Carlow' published in 1994 - by Victor Hadden, contains details of some 13 castles - dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries.Field monuments vary from the barely discernible depression to large and substantial structures whose origin and purpose may be lost to antiquity. A comprehensive schedule of the very many examples in the county are to be found in the Reference Section of the Carlow Library, Tullow Street.
Birds & Wildlife
The Barrow Track is popular with botanists, ecologists and ornithologists. Between May and September occasional conducted walks are arranged. Details from the Tourist Office.
Tel: 059 9131554
Sports and Leisure
Cycling, Golf, Horse riding, and Swimming are all well catered for in the Carlow region. The Ivy Rooms Snooker Academy has 12 full sized championship tables, pool tables, video games and juke box. The Dome has 12 lanes for ten pin bowling, an indoor play area for children up to 12 years old, bumper cars. Opening Times: Bowling 10am-10pm Monday to Sunday, Kids Mania 10am to 6pm Monday to Sunday. Diner: Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm. Friday 9am-9pm. Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 9am-7pm
Fancy a day out? Why not travel by Bus Eireann, great value fares to a host of destinations around the country. Why not try our new open road ticket valid for 3 out of 6
consecutive days for €45.00 Check out their website at www.buseireann.ie
Gilberts’ Orchard & Farm Shop
A visit to the Orchards & Farm Shop is a delightful opportunity to purchase locally, at reasonable prices, the seasonal produce of apples, grown locally in Ireland. Farm Shop open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10.00am-7.00pm
Reptile Village - Conservation Zoo
The Demesne, Gowran, County Kilkenny. Tel: 056 7726757 firstname.lastname@example.org - Open all year round, seven days a week.
Waterside Bike & Hike
Tel: 086-4084008 Email: email@example.com - An opportunity to take a bike and go for a spin in one of the nicest landscapes in Ireland. The Barrow towpath is a safe, traffic free trail along the Barrow river valley on a flat grass track that runs right by the river. Follow the route once taken by horses as they guided large barges from small port to market town, with the river for company and rolling hills and lush forests stretching away from the river banks. Keep your eyes peeled for a flash of blue from a passing Kingfisher, or eyes on the water for the joy of spotting an Otter in one of their European strongholds. Waterside Bike & Hike can cater for couples, family outings, or even larger groups. Our custom built 20-bike trailer can be used to drop your bikes anywhere along the valley allowing your group to make a one way journey along the trail. Electric bikes are available for those wishing to tackle some of the hills in the area and opening up access to other beauty spots and small towns such as St. Mullins, Inistioge and Borris. (See advertising panels).
Carlow Tourist Information Centre
College Street, Carlow
Tel:  913 1554 Fax:  917 0776
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-5pm Sat: 10am-4.30pm
June - August
Mon - Fri: 9.30am-5pm Sat: 10am-4.30pm
Sun & Bank Holiday 2pm-4.30pm
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Bus Éireann ….……….051-879000
Taxi (Carlow Cabs)…….059-9140000
Cinema………………….1520 444 000
Condor Publishers, Main Street, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan • Tel:+353 (0)42 9740776 • Fax: +353 (0)42 9740896 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlow Map and Tourist Information