Your guide to visiting the Dolmen County from someone who lives here!

Carlow Shops -
From Homeware Havens to Cutting-Edge Fashion

Carlow offers a wide range of shopping possibilities and Carlow shops have a combination of high street names, designer brands and independent labels.

Fairgreen Shopping Centre has Tesco as one of its anchor tenants and it’s shops range from Easons to Holland & Barrett and Argos to River Island. It also boasts an eight-screen IMC Cinema.

Originally a jail, Carlow Shopping Centre is smaller and is home to Penneys, Peter Mark, Planet Auto, a McCauley Pharmacy and more. It also has a five-screen Omniplex Cinema.

Shopping in Carlow isn’t complete without a visit to Tullow Street - the town’s original shopping destination. It has some interesting finds to explore like Second to None, The Health Store and Goldmark Jewellers.

Allens (Castle Street)

Since opening in 1980, Allens has been one of the best places to shop in Carlow. As well as kitchenware, clocks and lighting you’ll discover beautiful Waterford Crystal pieces, plus plenty of quirky treasures.

You’ll find yourself wanting to buy everything they sell!

Bookstation (Tullow Street)

No wander around Tullow Street is complete without popping into Bookstation. Stuffed full of affordable books, it offers a big collection of modern and classic fiction.

Here you’ll find that meaningful gift for the bookworm in your life!

Detail (Potato Market)

With outstanding customer service and the latest in men’s fashion, Detail has been kitting out Carlow’s most stylish men since 1988.

Included in the shop’s catalogue of brands are Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant and Superdry as well as several lesser-known names like Venti and Fish Named Fred.

Douglas Jewellers (Tullow Street)

The family-run Douglas Jewellers is the shop of choice for those in search of the finest engagement and wedding rings. Also stocking an enticing range of watches, it’s home to a watchmaker and an engraver.

It’s the perfect place to pick up gifts.

Macs (Tullow Street)

Long been a leading destination for menswear in Carlow, Macs spans two floors on Tullow Street. Stocking an impressive collection of Bugatti clothing, Declan and his team provide a truly personal customer service.

They also offer a range of formal wear upstairs.

Made in Carlow (Tullow Street)

If it’s Carlow art you’re after, look no further than Made in Carlow. Owned by Maurice O’Rielly, it’s home to a variety of carefully curated artwork. With various different types of pieces including paintings, sculpture and ceramics there’s something here for everyone!

Many of the prints are very reasonably priced.

Tea and Coffee World (Castle Street)

Tucked away on Castle Street, Tea and Coffee World is where Carlow’s coffee devotees go for their daily brew. Wooden shelves are stacked with jars of roasted beans from around the world.

There’s also a large selection of loose-leaf teas.

More Carlow Shops:

  • Andy’s Music (Castle Street)
  • Easons (Fairgreen Shopping Centre)
  • Goldmark Jewellers (Tullow Street)
  • Haddens (Tullow Street)
  • Halfords (Hanover Retail Park)
  • Holland & Barrett (Fairgreen Shopping Centre)
  • McCauley Pharmacy (Fairgreen Shopping Centre)
  • The Range (Four Lakes Retail Park)
  • Shaws (Tullow Street)
  • Sherwoods (Tullow Street)