At the Institute of Technology Carlow, every effort has been made to combine a stress-free location with top-level tuition and facilities that are the leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally.
In the current academic year, the Institute has a student body of over 5,000 and an academic staff of over 200. All of this in a town of 20,000 people with healthy industrial and business sectors. Carlow, just 80 kilometres from Dublin, is one of the largest inland towns in the country and with its strong industrial base, makes an ideal choice for the location of an Institute of Technology Campus.
Our large campus is situated on the banks of the beautiful river Barrow just five minutes walk from the centre of town. Our other campus is located in the thriving county town of Wexford where we have been successfully delivering third level education for over a decade.
Life in College can be as exciting and as enriching as you wish to make it. There is a wide range of activities to suit all tastes and this section of the webiste provides a pathway to student societies, sports clubs, staff and student representation.
If you are thinking of coming to IT Carlow for the first time, we strongly recommend that you see the Student Services section of this website. These web pages provide a wealth of information on finding accommodation, your first few days in College as well as basic facts about banking, shopping and transport.
IT Carlow offers a...
High Quality of Student Life
Students enjoy the best of both worlds at IT Carlow, studying in a challenging and friendly environment, without the pressures of urban-based student life.
Supportive Learning Environment
Smaller group teaching is an important feature of our educational approach at IT Carlow, fostering a supportive environment amongst staff and students, with the emphasis on individual potential.
Lower Cost Student Accommodation
The cost of student accommodation in Carlow is up to 50% cheaper than equivalent urban-based accommodation. The majority of students here also avoid daily travel expenses - the College campus is within walking or cycling distance of local amenities.
Students enjoy an attractive campus setting on the banks of the river Barrow, within easy reach of some of Ireland's finest scenic routes and unspoilt countryside.
The college campus is a short walk from Carlow town, with its many sporting, leisure and entertainment facilities. Carlow in turn is well served with good road and rail links to most Irish major cities and towns.
See what our students say about Life at IT Carlow.