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Paolo Tullio, Irish Independent

It’s been a while since I visited Carlow, but it’s a town I’ve always liked. Even in an earlier life, when I travelled the country buying up store cattle to sell to Italy, Carlow town always gave me the impression of a buzzy, lively place, much more so than many other provincial towns I visited. Perhaps it was simply that having a third-level educational establishment meant that it was always . . . view more

Taste sensation in the heart of Carlow makes a Visual impact

Alan Kelly, The Sunday World Things are not looking good. In fact, I’m beginning to think I may have got the address completely wrong. “Are you sure this is where it is?” says the Boss as we anxiously scour the empty grounds around Carlow College on a windswept Thursday evening. “Oh yeah, absolutely,” I lie. “It’s just around the corner here!” But as this is about the fifth corner . . . view more


What a great Good Food Ireland find!  Lennon’s@Visual is a serious restaurant in a public gallery space – and just the type of place you want to refresh yourself after a morning or afternoon spent browsing art and culture. Ross Byrne is owner manager here. His mum owned and ran Lennon’s Café in Carlow town for some years. During the time the original restaurant was being renovated, the opportunity to move . . . view more