Carlow Town & County

SETU Carlow’s primary campus is located in the town of Carlow, which is situated in a hinterland of beautiful villages and towns from another age. With Carlow located at the centre of the south east region, many of our students come from the surrounding counties of Wexford, Kilkenny, Laois, Kildare and Wicklow. The University is also convenient to all the major entry points into Ireland with Dublin city just 85km away. Dublin Airport is a distance of 97km and Rosslare Europort is 92km from Carlow town centre. 

County Carlow, a central part of Ireland’s Ancient East, boasts leafy roads, waterways, mountain trails and forest tracks dotted with country estates, ancient monastic sites and archaeological wonders. Visitors and locals alike enjoy Carlow’s many and varied activities and festivals, including garden and food trails, a celebrated arts festival, regatta, summer festival and an international literary festival. 

The University campus is a short walk into Carlow town, which has a population of just over 24,000. Here, student accommodation is plentiful and the town offers a superb range of eateries, bars, cinema and nightlife. For shopping, Carlow offers a mix of national and international street brands as well as independent fashion boutiques. Students love the friendly community feel of Carlow town and its easy access to the rest of the country.

Carlow is also home to several international businesses that offer both work experience and employment to the students and graduates. For thousands of students, Carlow is the place to be and University of Technology Carlow is where their journey begins. Whether it is a course in business, law, humanities, science, sport or engineering, you will find all the support and encouragement you need to achieve your goals at SETU Carlow.

For more information about Carlow take a look at the Carlow Tourism Website