Carlow County, Ireland

Carlow County, IrelandCarlow County, Ireland, and Davenport, Iowa became sister cities on September 26, 2006.  Davenport’s Mayor Edwin Winborn went to Carlow County, Ireland to sign the proclamation along with Cathaoirleach (ko-heer-loch) Michael Abbey, representing Carlow County.  Carlow County, Ireland became Davenport’s third sister city. Carlow County is located in the southeast of Ireland approximately 45 minutes south of Dublin and is one of Ireland’s most charming inland counties. The pace of life is unhurried in Carlow’s rural towns and villages, with the famous Irish warmth and proud Celtic culture to be found in every quiet corner. The mountains and valleys of Carlow are designed for action with golf courses, mountain trails, moorlands and breathtaking river scenery. There are two institutions of higher learning in Carlow, the Institute of Technology and Carlow College;  a thriving arts community; and rich horticultural and agricultural resources.  The Carlow County partnership includes:

  • Community garden exchange, sharing best practices and professional resources between communities
  • High school youth exchange focused on agricultural and horticultural sciences
  • Saint Ambrose University professional and students exchange with Carlow College St. Patrick and Carlow Institute of Technology

Tourism Exchange promoting Davenport as international travel destination and supporting travel between communities