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Institute of Technology Carlow

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About Institute of Technology Carlow

The Institute of Technology Carlow is dedicated to excellence in higher education through the provision of progammes leading to internationally recognised awards.The Institute is committed to ensuring that its learners and other members are afforded the opportunity to develop their full potential in a professional and supportive environment. The Institute is committed to research and to enterprise related activities, and to enhancing the educational, cultural and sustainable economic development of South Leinster and the wider community.

At the Institute of Technology Carlow, every effort has been made to combine a stress-free location with top-level tuition and facilities that are the leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally.In the current academic year, the Institute has a student body of almost 4,000 and an academic staff of 200. All of this in a town of 18,000 people with healthy industrial and business sectors. Carlow, just 80 kilometres from Dublin, is one of the largest inland towns in the country and with its strong industrial base, makes an ideal choice for the location of an Institute of Technology Campus.

Campus information

Wexford Campus Institute of Technology Carlow, is located off Summerhill Road overlooking Wexford Town and the sea. The campus offers full time courses in Business, Social Studies, Early Childhood studies, Art, Visual Communications and Design, Sustainable Architectural Technology and Economics. Nine hundred students are currently enrolled in a range of full and part time courses from higher certificate through to masters level.

Wicklow County Campus offers a variety of Lifelong Learning higher education programmes on a part-time basis in partnership with The Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow).

At IT Carlow everything is at hand for students to enjoy College life to the max.  Institute facilities include:

Sporting Facilities

  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Health & fitness suite
  • Sauna-steam rooms
  • High performance strength & conditioning gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Activity rooms
  • Spinning room
  • Rehabilitation therapy clinic
  • Sports science laboratories
  • Full size sand based flood lit Gaelic Football and Rugby pitches
  • Full size flood lit 4G Soccer Pitch
  • All-weather 5 aside/7 aside pitches
  • 150mt tartan sprint track

Student Services

  • Medical Centre
  • Health Centre
  • Meditation Room
  • Fitness Suite
  • Access Service
  • Careers Service
  • Counselling Service
  • Games Area
  • Students Union

Computing & Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

  • Multi Storey Library
  • Multi-Media Centre
  • TV Studio
  • Radio Studio
  • Over 1,200 full access PC's
  • FREE Internet access

Studios & Labs

  • Product Design Suite
  • Games Developement Suite
  • Avionics Hangar
  • Science & Engineering Labs

Other Facilities Include

  • AIB Bank
  • Restaurants
  • Newsagent
  • Costa Coffee Dock
  • Parking

The institute has three campuses: the main campus is situated on the Kilkenny Road just south of Carlow town, the second smaller campus is located off Summerhill Road and overlooking Wexford town and the third is in the old Cleremont Convent in Rathnew, County Wicklow. Our largest campus is situated on the banks of the beautiful river Barrow just five minutes walk from the centre of town. Our other campus is located in the thriving county town of Wexford where we have been successfully delivering third level education for over a decade.

Carlow is located in the south east of Ireland, approximately 80km from Dublin. Carlow town is a thriving market and industrial centre located in the south east of Ireland. An ancient town with an impressive historical pedigree, Carlow boasts a celebrated arts and crafts community allied to a rich tradition of Irish language and culture. A youthful town, Carlow contains a large student population stemming from the local Institute of Technology. In addition to these important influences, Carlow offers an extensive and impressive range of shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars.


Accommodation options include:

  • Riverbank Apartments
  • Carraig Abhainn Apartments, and
  • Some houses nearby for rent

Riverbank Apartments

  • 8-10 mins walk from IT Carlow
  • Facilities: Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Microwave, Fridge /Ice box , DVD/Video in Common Room, TV, Inter­ net in every apartment, All Crockery & Utensils
  • Single Room ­ €77
  • Single with en­suite €86
  • Twin Room ­ €59 per person
  • Sharing Twin Room with en­suite €65 per person
  • Sharing Deposit €500
  • Fully refundable at end of year, provided apartment is returned as it was received.
  • Service Charge ESB €12 per student/per week/ per apartment on ac­count. Reconciliation done at end of year. Surplus funds refunded to student/shortfall taken out of deposit.

Carraig Abhainn Apartments

  • Located opposite IT Carlow 2 mins walk
  • Single Room €89 pp per week 
  • Twin Room €75 pp per week 
  • Ensuite Room €98 pp per week 
  • Rent includes bills—Light & Heating costs included in rate.
  • Deposit €400 
  • Facilities: TV, Internet (Optional), Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
  • Washing machine and Tumble dryer available in common Laundry room and operated by tokens


Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Business and Management 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 3 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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