The Institute of Technolgy Carlow is located at Kilkenny Road at the southern end of
Carlow. There are about 3000 Students at the IT but the number is growing constantly since
the college is expanding. The old main buildings were recently connected by a new central
services building. This year another new building (the Learning Ressource Center) was
connected to this complex, forming the main complex of the college. Furthermore there are
three other buildings and the Sports Center.
Unlike studying in Germany, sports are very important in Ireland. The college supports all
kinds of sports one can think of with money, professional coaches and space. There are teams
for almost all of those sports that are playing in leagues and are participating at cups
throughout the country. I played (of course)
in the College team.
Southern Gardens. The place where I lived while I was in Ireland. Students rent houses and
there are about 8 students in each house. Southern Gardens is just a five minutes walk
from the College. This implies that it takes 30 minutes to walk to the town. You cannot
The old main entrance and the old main buildings of the college...
The new buildings (the Barrow -Sport- Center is the red building on the left) and the
(very successful) mens Volleyball team.