Carlow welcomes home double winter Olympian Tess Arbez

On Wednesday July 27th, 2022, Cllr Brian O’Donoghue, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council, led the welcome home to County Carlow for our two-time Winter Olympian, Ms Tess Arbez. Ireland’s double Winter Olympian, Tess Arbez is greeted by Cllr Brian O’Donoghue, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council. Tess is accompanied by Bing Dwen Dwen, the 2022 Beijing […]

Carlow County Museum supports Carlow Pride Festival 2022

We recognise the importance celebrating diversity and inclusion in our community and would like wish everyone associated with Carlow Pride every success with this year’s Carlow Pride Festival, this coming Sunday, 10th July. Carlow County Museum supports everyone taking pride in who they are. Carlow County Museum is a member of the Local Authority Museums’ Network […]

Carlow County Museum to open 7 days per week during July and August

From this Sunday, 3rd July 2022 until the end of August, Carlow County Museum will operate extended opening hours as follows:-   Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm (last entry at 4.30pm) Saturdays  10.00am to 5.00pm (closed for lunch 1pm to 1.30pm | last entry at 4.30pm) Sundays and Bank Holidays 2pm to 4.30pm (last entry […]

Carlow County Museum’s new ‘Museum Detectives Family Activity Quiz’

Cllr Brian O’Donoghue, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council, and Padraig Dooley, Chairperson of the Board of Carlow County Museum trying the quiz Looking for something to do as a family over the school holidays? Pop into Carlow County Museum and try their updated Museum Detective Family Activity Quiz. The Quiz leads you through three of […]

Volunteer for Carlow County Museum

Volunteers at the museum and enjoying Christmas celebrations hosted by Carlow County Museum in 2019 As life begins to return to normal Carlow County Museum has been welcoming back it’s wonderful volunteers who due to the pandemic were stood down. If you are interested in the history and heritage of County Carlow, are over 18 […]

Launch of Laois Heritage Society Journal

On Friday June 17th last, the Laois Heritage Society Launched their 2022 Journal in BloomHQ in Mountrath, Co. Laois. Both Padraig Dooley and Dermot Mulligan attended.  The Journal contains an article by Catherine Casey, Laois Heritage Officer and Dermot Mulligan on the relocation of the Hartpole Effigy from Portarlington to Carlow County Museum. Featured image above: […]

Crinniú na nÓg

The national day for children, Crinniú na nÓg, took place on Saturday June 11th 2022.          The day is coordinated in County Carlow by the Carlow Arts Office. For the first time since 2019 the Museum hosted the very popular ‘The Big Dig’ by the Irish School of Archaeology. The workshop gives young people the chance to experience what […] is live!

Following on from the recent successful launch of its new strategic plan, the Local Authority Museums Network (LAMN), of which Carlow County Museum is a member, marked #internationalmuseumsday2022 with their website,, going live in May. The website promotes the aims and objectives of the network as well as encouraging people to visit the LAMN museums that […]

Local Authority Museums’ Network launch new 2022-2026 strategy

Members of the LAMN with Malcolm Noonan, TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform at the launch An exciting new vision for the future of our Ireland’s story and how we can experience it has been launched by the Local Authority Museums’ Network (LAMN). LAMN is the representative body for local authority regional […]