Carlow College offers on-campus accommodation to learners completing the Irish Experience programme. Accommodation is available at Lennon House, situated within a short distance from the main College building and within easy walking distance of Carlow town centre. In addition to housing during the academic term, Lennon House is also available for short-term summer groups.

Originally built in the 1950s, Lennon House has recently undergone significant refurbishment including preservation of the parquet wooden floors and a modernisation of apartment layouts. Features of Lennon House include both faculty apartments and learner apartments. Each learner apartment include three single/double bedrooms as well as self-catering kitchens and bathroom facilities. Each bedroom is fitted with a single bed, study desk with a lamp, chair and bookshelf, a dresser, closet and sink. Kitchens are fully fitted and contain cabinet storage, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, stove, hob, sink and dishes/cutlery. Lennon House is comprised of seven apartments: Glendalough, Killeshin, St. Mullins, Brownshill 1, Brownshill 2, The Dolmen and Leighlin. In accordance with Irish law Lennon House is a smoke-free facility.

Lennon House offers students many amenities conducive to modern student living and study. These amenities include: 
  • Wifi
  • O'Neill Student Lounge
    • TV
    • Furniture
  • Self-service laundry rooms (coin operated)
  • Bed linen rental (optional)
    • Pillows
    • Duvet
    • Bed Linen
  • Daily refuse (garbage) collections
  • Full maintenance service
  • Weekly cleaning service for communal areas
  • Running track / Sports field
  • Regular Security Patrols

Lennon House is conveniently located in the centre of Carlow Town with ease of access to buses, trains, supermarket/shopping, bank, post office, restaurants, pharmacy, cinema and theatre. Also conveniently located, within a 5 minute walk, is a leisure centre with a swimming pool and gym where learner discounts available on a short-term basis. In fact, the campus invites a sense of community where young and old enjoy the spacious grounds for picnics, athletics and visits to the Visual and Performing Arts Centre with an adjoining restaurant.


Averil Lawler

House Manager
Phone: (059) 9153200
What our past study abroad students had to say...

It was my first taste of independence, and it was exciting. I learned so much about my own life, about culture, about friendship, about necessities, about family.

MikeHarper College Spring 2014

Traveling around Ireland and Europe and getting to visit places that I had only ever dreamed of was absolutely amazing! I gained a deeper appreciation for other cultures and I have a more worldly view of things.

Caitlin Fall 2014, St. Ambrose University