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Carlow Town & County

Carlow is a bustling, fun and lively student town with a population of over 23,000 and a student population of over 7000. Carlow College, St. Patrick’s is located at the heart of the town, with a host of activities for students to engage in, such as the exciting nightlife, shops, restaurants, cultural festivals and health & leisure outlets, as well as excellent transport services. If the great outdoors is more your thing, get involved with all Carlow has to offer. Students can visit the Brownshill Dolmen, Carlow Castle, Ducketts Grove & Oak Park which are all within close distance of our college. You’ll never be stuck for options in Carlow.


Contact Information for facilities in Carlow

For more information on all Carlow has to offer visit carlowtourism.com


Public Access/Public Transport

There are excellent transport services in Carlow with the train & bus station just a short walk from Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, operating multiple services daily. This makes the commute to Carlow easy and hassle free and gives students plenty of flexibility getting to and from the college! The central location of the college also means that students can easily access Carlow Town on foot in minutes. We couldn’t be better placed!

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s is at the heart of Carlow’s Cultural Quarter with it’s rich cultural heritage. Our students can engage in a host of cultural activities on campus with the ‘Visual’ Arts Centre & George Bernard Shaw Theatre next door along with The Carlow Arts Festival, Culture Night & the Carlow Art Collection which are all held on the college grounds. Off campus, you’ll find Music, Arts, Museums and a host of entertainment activities to keep you busy.

Make Carlow your home away from home. There is plenty of student accommodation available in Carlow Town, most within minutes of Carlow College, St. Patrick’s. The cost of rental accommodation in Carlow is significantly less than other college town/cities.  Rent in Carlow 31% cheaper than the national average*. What does this mean for students? An easy walk/run/cycle to college and more cash in your pocket!

*Source: Enterprise Ireland

Estimated cost of living per month:

Living away from home:

Expense Monthly Cost Details Yearly Cost (9 Months)
Rent €200-300 €1800-€2700
Utilities €33 €297
Food €250 €2250
Travel €60 4x Student Return €540
Mobile €20 €180
Social Life/Misc €120 €1080
Total: €678-€778 €6,102-7,002


Living at home:

Expense Monthly Cost Details Yearly Cost (9 Months)
Contribution to bills €33 €297
Food €70 €630
Travel €120 4x Student Weekly €480
Mobile €20 €180
Social Life/Misc €100 €900
Total: €343 €2487


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