Rath Melsigi Cross Restored and Friendship Agreement Signed

From Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th of August 2019 County Carlow welcomed a delegation from Echternach, Luxembourg, led by Yves Wengler, Mayor of Echternach, as part of the ongoing renewal of friendship between both areas. The highlights of the visit were the unveiling of the restored early medieval Cross of Rath Melsigi (CW012-025002) and the signing of […]

Carlow’s Seven Mercy Sisters

Carlow celebrates 175 years since the historic departure of seven Mercy Sisters to America. Carlow County Museum, Carlow County Council, St Leo’s College and the Mercy Convent, Carlow combined to commemorate seven nuns who set out from Carlow to establish a convent in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 4th 1843 at the invitation of Bishop Michael O’Connor; 2018 marked the 175th anniversary of this […]

The Relic of St Willibrord

The St Willibrord Project, Patron Saint of Luxembourg and the First Apostle of the Netherlands, is an international multi agency project between County Carlow and Echternach, Luxembourg, coordinated from the Irish side by Carlow County Museum on behalf of our parent body Carlow County Council. The Relic of St Willibrord statue was presented to the […]

Local Authority Museum Network

The Local Authority Museums’ Network (LAMN) represents the 12 Local Authority Museums across Ireland who all play a vital role in the social, cultural and economic life of the regions they serve. Collectively, local authority museums serve a population of over 1.8 million people, attracting over half a million direct visitors each year with a far reaching impact in schools, […]

Carlow 2016

“Ireland 2016” was a year-long national programme to commemorate the events of the 1916 Rising, to reflect on our achievements as a democratic state over the last 100 years and to look towards Ireland’s future.  Ireland 2016, was a year of engagement for everyone on this island.  It was a once-in-a-century invitation to people of all ages, at home […]

Hopping Procession’ in Echternach, Luxembourg, 2017

The St Willibrord Project, Patron Saint of Luxembourg and the First Apostle of the Netherlands, is an international multi agency project between County Carlow and Echternach, Luxembourg, coordinated from the Irish side by Carlow County Museum on behalf of our parent body Carlow County Council. St Willibrord is one of the most important Saints in […]

Trails of the Saints

The Carlow Trails of the Saints consists of three distinct driving trails around county Carlow in the Republic of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Trail is located in the northern part of County Carlow covering a distance of 77km (48 miles) St. Laserian’s Trail in mid-County Carlow is 63km (43 miles) St. Moling’s Trail which takes in the south of the county […]