Getting Here - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre of Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Getting Here

VISUAL is situated in Carlow’s town centre, on the grounds of Carlow College complex.
A pedestrian entrance is located on College Street, beside Carlow Cathedral.

By Car

Carlow town is located just 5 minutes from/off the M7/M9 Dublin-Waterford motorway. On exiting the Motorway at Junction 4, follow the signs for Carlow, going straight through 3 roundabouts. At the fourth roundabout, located at Dr. Cullen Park GAA grounds, go straight through it and then take an immediate right signposted Old Dublin Road. Follow this road for approximately one mile until you pass St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy Secondary School on the left. The entrance to VISUAL is a little further on the left just before the Courthouse.


Town Council Pay Parking (including disabled parking) is available immediately inside the grounds at the Old Dublin Road entrance. Three coach parking spaces are available further on to the right.

Please make sure you put a ticket on your car if parking during the day time.

Parking is free for events after 6:30pm however parking is limited.

By Bus

VISUAL is a 10 minute walk from Carlow Bus Park. On leaving the bus park, turn right and walk along Barrack Street. You will pass the entrance to Fairgreen Shopping Centre on your right and Carpenters Lounge on your left. At the major road junction, cross the road and turn left onto Tullow Street. Continue on, and you will pass Teach Dolmain Pub on your right and Carlow Library. After Carlow Library immediately turn right onto College Street – we are located 100 metres down, on the right hand-side, in the grounds of Carlow College. You will pass Carlow Cathedral on your right and the pedestrian entrance to the College and VISUAL is the next gateway.

By Train

The Dublin – Waterford rail line serves Carlow. See for timetables and ticket booking.

VISUAL is located just 5 minutes walking distance from Carlow Train Station. On leaving the train station, walk straight ahead, passing St. Mary’s Academy CBS Secondary Boys School on your right. Continue on, and follow the road around to your left passing St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy Secondary School on your left. The entrance to VISUAL is just a little further on your left. This will bring you to the rear of the building - follow the pathway around to the front entrance.