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The institute has three campuses: the main campus is located in County Carlow, the second smaller campus is located close by overlooking Wexford town and the third is in Rathnew, County Wicklow. All three campuses are between 1 hour and 1 hour and a half hours from the capital, Dublin.

Together there are approximately 4,000 students whose courses focus primarily on business, science, technology; these three disciplines are reflected in the institute’s seal. At the turn of the millennium the institution completed the £11.5 million Learning Resource Centre and Catering Services which won the first prize of the Irish Concrete Society in 2000.

An interesting aspect of the institute is that it is the only third level institute in Ireland to have a Computer Games Development course which was actually developed in conjunction with Microsoft. It is also one of the few Irish third level institutes to offer a “higher” degree in Industrial Design, generally seen as a continental European and American subject of study.



IT Carlow has established itself as one of the leading third level sporting institutions in Ireland and is quickly evolving into a modern hub for sporting excellence. IT Carlow offers sports scholarships to students of exceptional sporting ability. There are both Gold and Elite scholarships to offer. The Scholarships afford our sports people, the opportunity to compete at the top level while pursuing a course of academic study. The scheme is designed to nurture and develop individual talent and maintain the Institutes sporting tradition.

Our state of the art sporting facilities and growing academic portfolio of sports related programmes means we are now in a position to attract the very best athletes, who are competing both nationally and internationally across a wide range of disciplines. In line with these developments, 2015 sees the introduction of our new elite scholarship strand where we recognize the very best athletes competing at the very highest level in their chosen sport.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Business & Humanities
  • Science & Health
  • Computing & Networking
  • Engineering
  • Art & Design
  • Social Studies

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IT Carlow Ranks 2nd Among All Universities and IoTs by Student Sport Ireland

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Institute of Technology Carlow ranked second overall out of a total of 31 third-level universities and institutes of technology at the recent Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Sports College of the Year Awards. IT Carlow was the highest-ranking institute of technology, with only Dublin City University finishing marginally ahead.

Launched in 2018, the Sports College of the Year Competition rewards colleges for their participation and achievement in all cups, leagues and competitions run by the organisation. …

IT Carlow Student Film-Maker Receives Honours for Documentary

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Shane Campbell, from Ballymurn in Wexford, who is a fourth year TV & Media Production student at Institute of Technology Carlow, is thrilled with the double honour his documentary film A Light in Darkness has received. The 18-minute film, which Shane produced for his 3rd Year project, tells the story of Wexford Marine Watch, the voluntary organisation which provides suicide prevention patrols along Wexford quays, estuary and harbour.

“I’m thrilled with the reaction to A Light in Darkness. …

My Top Six Places To Eat Near IT Carlow

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Interested in choosing a smaller town in Ireland as your study abroad destination? Consider Carlow and don’t think for a second that it has less to offer… especially when it comes to food! Ryan, a Canadian and IT Carlow Ambassador shares his favourite spots around town…

Carlow, as a town, offers its residents a plethora of opportunities to see, explore, and learn about the history that lives and breathes life into the town on a daily basis. …

The Best Coffee Spots Around IT Carlow

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Is there anything more important to a student than coffee? Alexis Kilroy, our Canadian and IT Carlow Ambassador gives us the lowdown on the best spots to get caffeinated in Carlow…

Coffee is a pivotal component in most students lives and is something that I have had in my morning routine for the past five years, so needless to say when traveling to Ireland I was overjoyed with the fact that there was amazing coffee being served right in my little town of Carlow! …

A New Perspective: Marketing in Ireland at IT Carlow – Student Blog

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Feeling unsure about taking the leap to study abroad? Ryan Teeter, our Canadian Ambassador shares his story. Find out how he felt when he decided to undertake a BA Marketing at IT Carlow and and what he’s gained from the course and this life-changing decision…

“I can’t do this. I’m not ready. I’m not smart enough.” Sound familiar? For many of you, I’m sure it does. It certainly resonates with me, …


Location:Carlow, Ireland
Student Population:4,000
Strengths:Business, Design Technology and Engineering
Campus locations:Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow