Carlow Destination Towns

Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people – Jan Gehl


Procurement of Design Team


Design Team Appointed


Design & Planning Process


Planning Approval


Construction Tender


Construction Stage


Project Complete

Project Overview:

County Council with the support of Failte Ireland are currently in the process of delivery of the Carlow Town Destination Town Projects. The project involves four elements which come together with the development of a tourist hub at Carlow College/Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, to animate the area and encourage local festivals & events, and to draw visitors to the ‘Cultural Quarter’ and increase dwell time with an interactive story board and Public Realm improvements. This will be achieved by:

Other projects

The Carlow Exchange

A transformed derelict site, this multipurpose space offers endless possibilities for event organisers, providing an accessible and inclusive focal space ...

Potato Market

The exchange is Carlow Town’s new outdoor event space for culture and public experiences. It is a co designed, versatile and accessible space ...

Barrack Street Pedestrian Link

The quality of place that is envisaged will attract not only those wishing to use it for its transient benefits but also people who want to dwell and interact ...

Carlow College Link

Has the potential to be recognised as an exemplar for connectivity between a towns public transport node, an educational campus and a revamped urban centre ...