Carlow is a thriving business center that is home to many young professionals, and with its two third-level colleges, Carlow Institute of Technology and Carlow College, there is a vibrant, youthful atmosphere to the growing town. New shopping and housing have also led to the recent revitalisation.
Young families will find a variety of activities for children as well as top-quality secondary schools. Opportunities for sport, leisure and adventure abound in the area, with many active sports clubs from which to choose.
Situated in the Southeast of Ireland along the river Barrow, Carlow is approximately 90 km. from the ferry and airports of Dublin, Rosslare and Waterford and 30 km. from Kilkenny.
The M9 Motorway connecting Dublin to Waterford was recently completed, making Carlow easily accessible and situated midway between both cities. Unum employees residing in Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny and Waterford have had their commute time reduced substantially thanks to the new motorway.
Activities and attractions
Carlow has excellent amenities catering to a wide variety of leisure pursuits.
- The Garden Trail features 16 different gardening attractions with an additional two gardens in the surrounding counties of Kildare and Wexford.
- Many exciting golf courses designed to challenge players of any skill level.
- Hundreds of kilometres of walking trails, from way-marked mountain treks to peaceful riverside and country walks. County Carlow is home to 3 national walking routes — The Leinster Way, The Wicklow Way and the Barrow Way.
- VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre are ranked among the best cultural spaces in the world.
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