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Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)599131554

The displays at the Carlow County Museum represent a wide range of periods and topics with many interesting objects some of which are of national and international importance.

Visit Ireland’s newest and the award winning Best Local Authority Museum - Carlow County Museum. The Museum gives a snapshot of the wonderful history and heritage of the county. View the famous and magnificent 19th century hand carved pulpit from Carlow Cathedral. The pulpit has been included in the Irish Times newspaper list A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, these are the top one hundred objects related to Irish history to view in our museums and galleries around Ireland. Also on view is the original gallows trapdoor from the Carlow Gaol, see the smoking pipe of Captain Myles Keogh, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, read about the great 19th century scientist John Tyndall who was the first man to discover the greenhouse effect.

The County Museum is housed in the former Presentation Convent on College Street, Carlow Town. The building is in a prime town centre location and is part of a complex that also houses the Tourist Office, the County Library and Archive.

Free Admission & full disabled access. Visit us & see what you’re missing.