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Situated in its own grounds in the heart of Carlow town, the college has educated generations of educators, politicians, writers and public officials. 


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If you are thinking of studying abroad for a year or a semester, make Carlow College your first choice, Ireland’s oldest Catholic third level college.


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Our P.J. Brophy Library facility was built in 1888 and designed by the architect William Hague, today it is a thriving centre of learning activity.



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If you are looking for a third level college with courses that are exciting and rewarding, where lecturers know your name and offer you guidance and support; where the student community is welcoming and inclusive, Carlow College is the place for you!

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Upcoming Events

Introduction to Psychology Evening Course

Thursday 1 February 2018

Student Literary Awards

Monday 5 March 2018
Location: Carlow Visual

Mature Student Interviews

Tuesday 6 March 2018
Location: College Buildings

International Women's Day

Thursday 8 March 2018
Location: College Buildings
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Latest News

Fundraisers for Sama

Sama, an 11 year old Carlow native, was a very special guest on campus today as he was presented with a cheque for €2,211, in support of his continued treatment for his rare skin condition, BCIE.

2/21/2018 9:27 AM | Carlow College

Careers Seminar: Teacher Training in the UK on Thursday, 8 February 2018

Senior lecturer staff from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London will provide information, advice and guidance on how to apply for the professional teaching qualification i.e. the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses in the UK.  Providing a wealth of current facts, tips and practical support, this is your opportunity to discuss your future teaching career options with UK Postgraduate Admissions staff here in Carlow College, St. Patrick’s.   

2/5/2018 11:21 AM | Carlow College

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s has signed an Exchange Agreement of Cooperation with Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s is pleased to announce that is has signed an Exchange Agreement of Cooperation with Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina (United States). This new agreement was signed by Dr Luther F. Carter, President of Francis Marion University and Fr Conn Ó Maoldhomhnaigh, President of Carlow College on Monday the 15th of January 2018 in Florence, South Carolina. As part of this agreement, the educational experience and cross-cultural understanding of faculty and students at both institutions will be enhanced.

1/17/2018 2:34 PM | Carlow College