2022 Opening Hours

In line with government guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, both Carlow County Museum and the Carlow Tourist Office will re-open to the public this week (and until further Notice), between 10am – 12pm from the 4th – 7th January 2022 . Pre-booking for entry to the Museum is still required by phoning […]

Merry Christmas | Nollig Shona

Wishing all our colleagues, 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 2021 and we look forward to seeing you all soon in 2022!  Carlow County Museum & Carlow Tourist Office Christmas and New Year closing arrangements […]

Carlow County Museum launches new website

Carlow County Museum were delighted to launch their brand-new website to coincide with 48th anniversary of the museum’s opening on 2nd December last.  The website is an updated version of its predecessor, offering much of the same information, but now in a cleaner, more modern and easily navigable format, which greatly enhances the end-user’s experience. […]

Today marks our 48th Birthday!

On Sunday 2nd December 1973, Carlow County Museum opened its doors for the first time in the grounds of the old Academy here on College Street, now the Cathedral Parish Centre.   – (l to r) coverage of the opening of Carlow County Museum in the Nationalist newspaper, December 1973 Opening at weekends, it was […]

Culture Night 2021 at Carlow County Museum

The sixteenth Carlow Culture Night brought together a diverse and talented array of local artists, performers, groups and creatives last Friday, as the county came together in person to celebrate the annual national event, which this year, more than ever, was eagerly anticipated and keenly welcomed. Scenes from ‘Macbeth’ Audiences were able to properly enjoy […]

Kevin Barry’s death mask now on public display at Carlow County Museum

First Published 27th May 2021 Kevin Barry of Tombeagh, County Carlow, was executed just over one hundred years ago on the 1st November 1920 in Mountjoy Gaol, Dublin, for his role in the Irish War of Independence. Kevin was just 18 years old when he was hanged, in what was the first execution since the 1916 […]

Carlow ‘Hopes to Hop’ again in 2023

First Published 25th May 2021 – a group, in white shirts, participating in the Hopping Procession with packed streets looking on Today, on what is traditionaly know as Whit Tuesday, would under normal circumstances, see the town of Echternach, Luxembourg, hosting many thousands of people as they take part in the annual @UNESCO World Heritage […]


Carlow County Museum is delighted to welcome back visitors to the museum. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our greatest concern. With that in mind we would ask you to please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our Reopening Guidelines below before you visit. Please scroll for general admission information […]

Carlow County Museum is Presented with Interim Museum Accreditation Standard award (MSPI)

First Published on 5th February 2021 – The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) Award Winners 2020 “it is a very high honour for the Museum to be awarded this prestigious accreditation and congratulations to all involved.” CLLR. KEN MURNANE, CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF CARLOW COUNTY MUSEUM, 2021 On Wednesday February 3rd, 2021, Carlow […]