Carlow Arts Festival: 9th – 12th June 2022

For four days in early June each year, Carlow becomes the arts capital of the world!

Extraordinary, talented artists congregate in our fantastic town and county, from all corners of Ireland and other far-flung destinations around the world. Their sole aim is to enthral and memorise the many visitors, tourists and locals who embrace their creativity and passion for the arts.

Carlow is unrecognisable for all the right reasons as street artists, musicians, performers, entertainers connect people again after such a long wait following the pandemic. Events will take place predominantly in the grounds of Carlow College and many other locations around Carlow town. The Carlow Arts programme will include acts from genres such as.

  • Music
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts


One of the highlights of the festival is “Cruinniu na nOg” otherwise known as Ireland’s National Day of Creativity which falls on Saturday, June 11th. If you get itchy feet, or feel the need to get stuck in, there will be several workshops designed to individuals and families get involved.

THE ALL-DAY MUSIC PASS for just €20 per day

It could be said that you can’t put a price on good music, but let’s be honest, the people at the Carlow Arts Festival have really done well by offering music lovers an ‘All Day Music Pass” for a great price. With this you have unlimited access to O’Hara’s Quarter Late Night Tent and the Carlow Live & Local Tent. Superb value!

Avlon House Bed & Breakfast are pretty much sold out with so much happening over the next few weeks but do give us a call and if we can accommodate you, we absolutely will, and we can offer a competitive rate to you of course.

Enjoy our Carlow Arts Festival, it really is one like no other.