Students from Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow Institute of Further Education and Carlow College St Patrick’s can avail of huge discounts across all venues once a valid student card is presented.

The Foundry Nightclub

The Foundry Nightclub offers the very best in commercial music and is guaranteed to cater for everyone. With multiple bars including The Bamboo Bar and the exclusive Theatre Bar, as well as The Tower next door, it is without doubt one of the biggest and best nightclubs in the country. Agro Santos, Sidney Samson, Paul Kay, Dimetri Vegas, Like Mike, TJR, Sandro Silva, Endor, Laidback Luke and Otto Knows are just examples of some of the many DJs of international fame that have entertained students.

The Tower

The newly refurbished multi-level Tower Live has a great reputation for staging some of the newest and coolest bands on the music circuit. You’ll be sure to enjoy plenty of gigs, DJ nights and special student events like ‘Take Me Out’ nights throughout the year at The Tower.

Dinn Rí Bar

Dinn Rí Bar is a great spot for students for regular socialising and is also popular for sporting action with giant screens, plasma TV’s and stereo sound. This multi-award winning venue is also well known for live music and offers great casual dining options.

The Terrace

Recently voted ‘Best Outdoor Space in Ireland’, The Terrace is a charming social setting with powerful heating and a retractable roof allowing total control over the elements. So whether you would like a cosy drink under the stars or to soak up the midday sun, you can do this at The Terrace in a comfortable 20 degrees all year around. At The Terrace students can also enjoy a funky vibe in a unique setting every Thursday Night until late with no cover charge.


For a treat or to celebrate, Brooks is the place to go. Brooks offers a broad range of menu options from breakfast, brunch, lunch to casual evening dining. The cosy surroundings at Brooks will also make you want to curl up with a cuppa and relax with friends.

The Barracks

The Barracks is one of Carlow’s liveliest and most stylish bars! The Barracks is a contemporary venue with cocktails, wines and beverages to suit every mood as well as DJ’s playing your favourite hits and live music every Sunday night. Come and watch The Premiership, Champions League, GAA, Six Nations and Autumn International games as well as all other major sporting events live on large plasma screens with surround sound.