Éigse Carlow Arts Festival, now Ireland’s 4th largest arts festival, will come bursting onto Carlow’s streets in June. For ten days each year, Carlow becomes a hive of cultural activity with an exciting programme of events including theatre, dance, music, comedy and street entertainment - and thanks to our many wonderful sponsors, supporters, festival friends and partners, almost all events are free of charge.

Now in its 27th year, Éigse is firmly established as one of Ireland’s leading arts festival. Éigse continues to profile Carlow as a cultural destination both national and internationally and presents a thriving dynamic programme for all of Carlow to engage with. Éigse is a wonderful mixture of creativity that has been generated from Carlow’s rich cultural and artistic environment and introduces new work to Carlow that will inspire, challenge and entertain .   

IGSE 06 Board of Directors

Cynthia ni Mhurchu (Cathaoirleach)
Cllr. Michael Abbey
John Brady
Mary Clare Devoy
Sinad Dowling
Cllr. Rody Kelly
Cllr. Walter Lacey
Paddy McGovern
Cynthia N Mhurch

Festival Director - Patricia Baker
Festival Administrator - Lisa Nolan
Administration Assistants - Yvonne Abbey, Heather Tunstead, Susan ONeill, Louise Coe
Visual Arts Curator - Cliodhna Shaffery
Marketing and Sponsorship - Annette Nugent
Graphic Design - pure designs
Website - Lisa Haran


Éigse Carlow Arts Festival Ltd, Foresters Hall, College Street, Carlow.
telephone: 059 9140491 / fax: 059 9130065 / email: eigse3@eircom.net