Carlow and its surrounding area cater for an exceptional diversity of lifestyles and taste. This busy town boasts a broad spectrum of business and professional services and a host of cultural, community and sporting amenities. Recent investment has enhanced access to Carlow Town. It is situated on the N9 national primary route, serving Dublin to Waterford, which is to be upgraded to Euroroute status by 2009.
There is a significant level of retail and leisure facilities on your doorstep. The superb shopping facilities at the Carlow shopping Centre and the Fairgreen Shopping centre are within walking distance. The town centre has a wealth of pubs and restaurants catering for an extensive range of tastes. Carlow Town is also well served by the main Dublin to Waterford railway line. The train station is located about 5 minutes walk from the The Plaza Apartments.
Carlow a new Location for Business
Carlow Town is the gateway to the South East for those travelling from Dublin and the Midlands. In the last five years, the town has experienced significant development and infrastructural investment. New roads, schools, retail and leisure facilities have made a positive impact on the town, while still managing to preserve the historic and cultural features of the area.
Carlow’s Institute of Technology, located on the outskirts of the town, is widely recognised as an incubator for high-tech research as well as the creation of well qualified third level graduates. Industrial employment accounts for a significant proportion of the jobs in the town and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Continued significant investment has been earmarked for the region with the upgrade of the N9 to Euroroute status by 2009 and the development of the proposed N9 high quality dual carriageway from Dublin to Waterford. Such growth and development is a key attraction for businesses seeking to grow or find a new base in the area. Shamrock Plaza offers discerning businesses an unrivalled location in the heart of this bustling town and a specification and finish previously not found in Carlow. Carlow has also seen a significant increase in the local population and is now recognised as the third fastest growing town in Ireland, with the population approaching the 20,000 mark.