Snow drops in Altamont Gardens
Thursday, 1st February 2024, 2.00pm to Thursday, 29th February 2024, 3.00pm

The very popular Snowdrop Month at Altamont Gardens runs from February 1st to 29th and is a great opportunity to view this unique collection, now amongst the largest in Ireland, with over 150 named varieties. This 40-acre estate, on the banks of the River Slaney near Tullow features an enchanting blend of formal, informal and wild gardens.

Guided Tours: take place each Monday – Friday throughout February at 2pm. and group tours by appointment.

The gardens are open daily for general viewing from 9am – 4.30pm.

An Gairdin Beo
Saturday, 24th February 2024, 10.00am to 12.00pm

An Gairdin Beo is a community garden in the centre of Carlow town where people garden together and then reap the rewards together. This craft and coffee morning celebrates the snowdrop through various arts.


T: 059 9130411



Pan Celtic
Tuesday, 2nd April 2024, 12.00am to Saturday, 6th April 2024, 11.59pm

The International Pan Celtic Festival is a celebration of the Celtic cultures of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Isle of Man and Cornwall in music, song, dance, languages, costumes, sport and story. This year's festival has an exciting programme of events to keep everyone entertained, including street performances, a parade, live music and competitions.

Musicians and choirs, singers and dancers, bands and storytellers from the participating Celtic nations will come together to share their language and culture at this great family-friendly Easter event. 

Bike Week
Saturday, 11th May 2024, 3.03pm to Thursday, 19th September 2024, 3.03pm

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. From free bike checks to fun cycles, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals and road races there’s lots to enjoy during Bike Week in Carlow. There is something for every age and ability.


T: 059 - 913 6247



Gordon Bennett Classic Road Run
Friday, 31st May 2024, 4.49pm to Monday, 3rd June 2024, 4.49pm

This four-day event and fun run takes place over the June Bank Holiday covering the counties of Laois, Carlow and Kildare, all three of which were chosen for the original 1903 race. This historic route offers visitors many interesting and scenic locations in the region, while celebrating and discovering, “The Race that saved Motor Sport”.

T: 086-2625999


Carlow Arts Festival
Wednesday, 5th June 2024, 12.00am to Sunday, 9th June 2024, 11.59pm

The festival displays a vibrant programme of events featuring a dynamic range of entertainment and arts and transforms Carlow into a cultural hub.


Grounds of Carlow College, College Street, Carlow Town.