Conference Location

This year’s EdTech conference will take place in IT Carlow.

Institute of Technology Carlow

The Institute of Technology Carlow was established in 1970 and is located in the South East region of Ireland. Carlow is just 80km from Dublin and is one of the largest inland towns in Ireland.

With almost 7,000 full and part-time students studying courses from certificate and degree though to Masters and PhD level, the Institute of Technology Carlow prides itself on being of a size that is conducive to a strong sense of community, whilst also being of a scale commensurate with excellence in higher education and research.

The learner experience is central to institute values and the dynamic campus environment is one that fosters enquiry, engagement, excellence, innovation, creativity and community.

The institute was recently awarded the accolade of ‘Institute of Technology of the Year 2014’ by the Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide’.

Getting to Carlow

IT Carlow’s vibrant campus attracts students not only from the South East and other parts of Ireland but also from various international destinations, including through the Erasmus exchange programme. Wherever you are traveling from, IT Carlow is easy to reach. Carlow is well serviced by road and rail links to major Irish cities and towns, and is approximately 80km from Dublin Airport. There are a number of transport services available. The following is a list of some websites which you will find useful.

By train

There are direct links between Carlow and Dublin, Waterford. The single journey between Carlow and Dublin takes approx. 1 hour. Carlow railway station is approx. 35 minutes (on foot) from the Institute.

By bus

Regular Bus services to and from Dublin, Waterford, Kilkenny (other towns) operate daily from Carlow.
See Bus Eireann site for details »
See Private Bus JJ Kavanagh site for details »

By road

Carlow is on the main Dublin to Waterford N9 route, approximately one and a half hours drive from Dublin and an hour from Waterford. The Institute is located on the Kilkenny Road, a few minutes drive from Carlow town. The campus has ample car-parking facilities close to the reception area.

See AA Journey Planner site for details >>

More about Venue


Campus amenities include a new world class multi-million Research Centre, a Learning Resource Centre containing: 1,200 learner stations; the Institute’s library, computing and information technology facilities; TV and radio studios and multi-media laboratories, sporting facilities, award winning student services and clubs and societies. A modern café and restaurant, with seating for a combined total of approximately 800 people, is located centrally on campus on two floors.


There are three hotels near to the college.

Bed and Breakfast

A list of Bed and Breakfast Accomodation is available here.