Merry Christmas | Nollig Shona

Wishing all our visitors, members and volunteers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year! | Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise! Thank you for your support in 2022 and we look forward to seeing you all soon in 2023! Carlow County Museum & Carlow Tourist Office Christmas and New Year closing arrangements will […]

Revised Opening Hours | December 2022

Commencing this week, Carlow County Museum will be open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm (last visit 4.00pm), and will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. The Museum will re-open on Saturdays from 7/1/23.

Carlow’s ‘Great War’ dead remembered

Today in 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marked the end of World War I. The formal peace agreement known as the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1919. In excess of 200,000 Irish people fought in the war, across many regiments and armies from around the […]

St Willibrord Biannual Lecture 2022

𝐒𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐁𝐑𝐎𝐑𝐃 𝐁𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐋𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 | 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐝’𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 On Monday November 7th, the third St Willibrord Biennial Lecture will take place in St Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin, starting at 7pm. The venue of the third St Willibrord Biennial Lecture – St Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin, County Carlow All are welcome to […]

Carlow County Museum featured in ‘A History of the GAA in 100 Objects’

Looking for an ideal Christmas pressie??!! A History of the GAA in 100 Objects by Siobhan Doyle has just been published by Merrion Press and is out now. There are two objects featured from County Carlow, both from Carlow County Museum, the Haughney Cup and the Unofficial Programme for the 1944 All Ireland Football Semi Final between […]

Application for MSPI Full Accreditation

On Friday we submited our application to the Heritage Council for Full Accreditation under the Museums Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI). In 2020 we were awarded Interim Accreditation. A lot of hard work by all the staff to prepare and compile it. Pictured (l-r) Kris Pender, John McDarby, Carlow County Museum Curator, Dermot Mulligan and Paul […]

Carlow County Museum celebrates Culture Night 2022

Our huge thanks to everyone that joined us for #CultureNight2022 on Friday 23rd September, when we marked the occasion by presenting three 5th Carlow Town Scout Group videos to an assembled audience in our temporary gallery. First up was a reworking of our exhibition video “On My Honour I Will Try…” Scouting in Carlow, 90 Years Growing, […]

Her Excellency, Florence Ensch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Ireland, visits County Carlow and reconnects with out joint medieval Heritage

On Friday August 26th, 2022, Cllr. Brian O’Donoghue, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council, welcomed to County Carlow, Her Excellency, Florence Ensch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Ireland. Her Excellency, Florence Ensch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Ireland, together with Mr. André Flammang, Deputy Head of Mission and Consul, are […]

#HeritageWeek2022 lecture on Early Medieval Clonmore

The second Carlow County Museum’s events as part of Heritage Week 2022, was a lecture and guided tour on the Early Medieval history of the Monastic Site, known locally as St. Mogue’s Graveyard, in Clonmore, Co. Carlow on Tuesday, 16th August 2022. Early medieval archaeologist, Dr Kate Colbert of NUI Galway, opened proceedings with a […]

#HeritageWeek2022 Lecture on Methodism

One of Carlow County Museum’s key events in celebration of Heritage Week 2022, was a lecture on the history of Methodism in the county delivered by Rev. Susan Gallagher, on 15th August 2022. Organised by Methodist Church Carlow Kilkenny Circuit, in collaboration with Carlow County Museum,  the lecture was appropriately titled ‘Methodism: a methodical walk through over […]