Cathedral of the Assumption
St Patrick's College
Officially known as Carlow College, the main building opened as one of Ireland's first seminaries in 1793. Today it specialises in...
Visual Centre for Contemporary Art
Opened in 2009, this glowing opaque-white cubelike space on the grounds of St Patrick's College is the county's cultural hub. British...
Delta Sensory Gardens
Some 16 interconnecting, themed gardens cover one hectare and span the five senses – from sculpture garden to a formal rose garden,...
The Carlow branch of the Kilkenny original, the candlelit Lautrec’s is named after the artist (replete with his poster of the...
Lonely Planet review
Between the county museum and the college is this elegant Regency Gothic cathedral, which dates from 1833. It was the brainchild of Bishop Doyle, a staunch supporter of Catholic emancipation. His statue inside includes a woman said to represent Ireland rising up against her oppressors. The church also has an elaborate pulpit and some fine stained-glass windows.