We have been a leading centre in the Southeast for research inquiry for over 200 years. Current research activities are grounded in the College’s ethos, vision, and mission to foster openness to new ideas, to build civic engagement and social awareness, and to promote creativity and innovation. Our researchers shape and contribute to evolving contemporary discourses in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences across a variety of inter-disciplinary contexts and partnerships.
Carlow College, St. Patrick’s is committed to supporting research in alignment with local, regional, national and EU research interests, priorities and contexts. Our vibrant researchers are widely published and internationally respected in their fields. We aim to expand this profile by continuing to develop quality publications, institutional and public research events, and inter-institutional collaborations. The primary objectives of this approach are outlined in our framework document and are summarised here as follows:
- To support and promote staff research
- To foster a research agenda that aligns with College Strategy, Mission and Ethos
- To connect the College’s research expertise with local and national organisations, communities and institutions
- To play a supporting role in College programme development by identifying, utilising and enhancing existing and potential areas of College research and expertise.