About Carlow

About Carlow

Learn English in Carlow, Ireland @ CIELS

Carlow is located in the south east of Ireland, forty minutes south of Dublin by motorway.

Also, please visit Carlow Tourism to discover this south eastern Irish town.

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Although a regional town with a population of roughly 20,000, most amenities associated with a major city are available: 

  • Shopping - Carlow is very lucky to have two large shopping centres located in it. Carlow Shopping Centre was the first of two major shopping centres to be built in Carlow. It also has historic value being built on the site of Carlow's old gaol. In more recent times The Fairgreen Shopping Centre was built on the large site where Carlow's cattle market was situated. All students who visit Carlow love to shop at Penny's also. 

Hear what our past students had to say...


I really enjoyed my time in Ireland! The Blended Programme gave me good experiences, meeting new people, learning a new culture and language. I learned a lot at the Irish Wheelchair Association Carlow where I did my internship. I also learned a lot studying the Human Growth and Development and Work placement module. The time flew because we were having so much fun. I can't believe it's already over but I will never forget it. Blended Programme thanks for everything!


The Blended Programme was great! It was an amazing combination of the internship and college. I've learned so much at school about Human Growth and Development. My internship was great and all the Irish people are amazing! Sean, Danny and Claire helped us when we needed them, they were fantastic. Thanks for everything, this is an experience I will always remember.


My experience with the Erasmus+ Blended Programme is very positive. It gave me an opportunity to learn about Ireland, learn the English language but also I learned to be more independent. Supervisors from the Blended Programme, teachers from school and my colleagues from Hillview Nursing home helped me with everything. Blended Programme thanks for this amazing experience I will never forget it.