Why Carlow

George Bernard Shaw

“ You see things and you say,
‘Why?’ I dream things that never
were and I say, Why not? ”

The Ideal Location for Business

Carlow is in a pivotal location in the South East region in close proximity to Dublin, the midlands, and South Leinster. Importantly, it has excellent access to airports and seaports, being only 79km from Waterford, 88km from Rosslare, and 85km from Dublin, facilitated by the M9 motorway. The largest urban centre in the county is Carlow Town which has a population of approximately 20,030.

  • Ambition
  • Innovation
  • Success

Carlow for 
Ambition

County Carlow is home to some of the ambitious companies in the world who have started , developed and grown their business in their enterprise home of Carlow. A Carlow company Netwatch aims to ‘create a fearless environment’ for their clients, where they can feel safe and secure in their business.

Carlow for 
Innovation

County Carlow is a world class hub for Innovation with two third level institutions and an enterprise eco-system that innovates products , services and solutions across the globe. For example IT Carlow supported company Microgen Biotech have demonstrated that, globally, their technology can bring down toxic pollutant levels found in food by up to 50pc using patented technology developed in County Carlow.

Big results require Big Success.

Success in business is key and County Carlow has many example of companies who succeed on the local, national , international and global stage. With a series of alumni from the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year to global deals done in Carlow you will find a network built for success in business

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Discover what makes Carlow Unique

County Carlow boasts vibrant urban centres, a highly skilled workforce, an established sub-supplier ecosystem and excellence in R&D capabilities. County Carlow has  rich culture of heritage, food, festivals, sport and an unrivalled scenic countryside. County Carlow offers the perfect work-life balance for companies and people choosing to locate here.

Notable medium and large organisations who have chosen to invest in Carlow are:  MSD, Walsh Whiskey Distillery, Unum and Netwatch. In Carlow you will find a location of choice.

It’s the right place and it’s the right time to join other leading organisations benefiting from our winning combination of accessibility, talent, a thriving business ecosystem, and a safe environment for families to live.

A stone throw from 
key transport & Shipping networks

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County Carlow is a connected eco-system.
Our business community and its attributes will help your company to build and grow.
County Carlow is a connected eco-system.
Our business community and its attributes will help your company to build and grow.
County Carlow is a connected eco-system.
Our business community and its attributes will help your company to build and grow.
County Carlow is a connected eco-system.
Our business community and its attributes will help your company to build and grow.
County Carlow is a connected eco-system.
Our business community and its attributes will help your company to build and grow.
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