Calling all Carlovians in London to celebrate St Patrick’s Day..


Its countdown to the 2013 St Patrick’s Celebrations and Carlow Association London plan to be out in force on the biggest Irish day in the world’s calendar.

Will you be there in your County Jersey or Irish Top waving your flag and banner.

You’ll be made very welcome. Beigh fáilte romhat

The 'Follow me up to Carlow' float and group at the parade last year.

The 'Follow me up to Carlow' float and group at the parade last year.

London is planning great celebrations with the mayor’s office presenting a free day of family fun. Come out on St Patrick’s day and help paint the town GREEN. The parade leaves the top of Piccadilly by Green Park at noon. Come along and join the craic in following the ‘Follow me up to Carlow ‘ banner. Make it the event where all Carlovians in London can experience ‘The Gathering’ outside Ireland.

Watch out for the puca, a giant inflatable dragon, which is being brought over by award winning artists Bui Bolg. At over 36 metres long and eight metres high, the brightly coloured puca will be an incredible spectacle as it winds its way through the streets of central London.

Also see the wonderful floats from Irish County Associations, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish Dancing schools.

The parade finishes in Trafalgar Square to a backdrop of Irish culture from noon until 6pm. The day has everything rom traditional and contemporary music, including the house band from RTE’s Late Late Show. God only knows who you’d bump into up. The packed programme has something for everyone – including DJs and a huge outdoor ceili, comedy tent, film arena, children’s area, food stalls and much more.

Following Carlow all the way.....

Following Carlow all the way.....

More info on

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2013 – 19th February.

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 19th February 2013 in

The London Irish Centre
50-52 Camden Square
NW1 9XB at 8pm

Do come and hear how last year went and see our plans for the coming year.
It would be great to see you there and please pass the word to all your friends.

Tea and refreshments available.


County Carlow Association London 44th Annual Dinner… 27th October


Yes our 44th Annual Dinner takes place this year on Saturday 27th October in the famous CROWN MORAN HOTEL at 152 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, London, NW2 3ED.

‘The Crown’ Pub is one of London’s most iconic pubs in North London and was cited by The Dubliner’s in their well-travelled song McAlpine’s Fusiliers – “The ‘craic’ was good in Cricklewood and they wouldn’t leave the Crown”

The much looked-forward-to event is the Number 1 fixture in our yearly calendar and the ideal opportunity for all Carlovians and their friends in London to catch up for some good old ‘craic caint agus ceoil’.  The event promises a fun packed evening with special guests over from Carlow and added to that a host of surprises – certainly a night not to be missed.

Celtic Crunch

Celtic Crunch

Music for the evening is by Helen Mullen (accordion, fiddle and whistle) her brother Noel Mullen (guitar, mandolin and bodhran) and singer guitarist Mark Laffan of CELTIC CRUNCH

Reception at 7.00 for 7.30 sit down

Tickets are £30 and available from

Ned 07802462741

Eftersom det är en strand bröllop, för att möta utrymmet och miljön Brudklänning bör bröllopet vara kortfattad punkt, så deras hem i denna kung inte rekommenderar köp av er tjejer särskilt dyrt bröllop, men en del av den snabba klädmärket brudklänning

Noreen 01293513189

Claire 02076094650

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 24th April 2012 – 8pm

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 24th April 2012 at 8pm at the London Irish Centre Camden.

All welcome!!!!!

Association Meeting – Tuesday 6th March 2012 – Come and join us!!!

The next Carlow Association Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th March 2012
at the London Irish Centre Camden at 8pm.

New members always welcome. Come and join us with your ideas, enthusiam and energy!!!

Look forward to meeting you all there!!!

Call Claire for more information: 07958 978486

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 2012 Central London – Sunday 18th March 2012

A free day out for all the family! Fly the flag and wear your Red, Yellow and Green!

Follow the banner “Follow Me Up to Carlow”

This years St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in London runs from 12pm until 6pm.

Carlow Association will be lining up for the Parade from 11am, so please come and join us!!!!

The Parade starts at Piccadilly (Hyde Park Corner End) and moves along Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall East, Trafalger Square and Whitehall before finishing at Whitehall Place.

See the website for the full low down.

Carlow Association Annual Get-Together 3rd December 2011


Dear members and friends of County Carlow Association London,

We hope you will join us for an evening of Good Food, Music and Socialising from 8 until late for our Christmas Dinner!!!

‘Gathering Cheatharlach’ at The Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, London on 3rd December 2011

Reception 8pm…..Dining at 8.30pm

Tickets in advance £25.00

We will be joined by Elected Members and representatives of Carlow Local Authorities and welcoming members of London County Associations.

For tickets email
or telephone: Claire – 0207 609 4650
Noreen – 07734 216 445
Ned – 07802 462 741
Christine – 0208 907 8935

LATEST NEWS – Annual Dinner Dance 2011

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of our forthcoming Carlow London Annual Dinner Dance which was due to take place on 8th October 2011 in the London Irish Centre, Camden.

Due to refurbishment works at the centre, the venue is no longer available on that date, a situation totally beyond our control.

We apologise for any inconvenience this short notice may have caused.

We are currently planning an alternative London Get-Together before Christmas, we will keep you posted. So watch this space!

We hope to see some of you along with committee members, local Carlow representatives, family and friends at the Carlow Birmingham Dinner Dance in November 2011.

More details to follow.

Crawley 8th Annual St Patricks Day Parade 20th March 2011

Come and join Carlow for the Parade and Celebrations!!!
The Parade starts at 1pm prompt from Crawley Bus Station and takes a route down Haslett Avenue West then right into the one way system onto Station Road past Crawley Train Station. The parade travels past the south-side of the Mall and turns left onto Southgate Avenue/College Road. The parade turns at the Crawley College roundabout onto the Boulevard. The parade then takes a left onto The Broadway where pedestrians will enter Queens Square.

Live music and enteratinment will follow the parade at Queens Square.

For more of the low down visit the Crawley Celtic and Irish Cultural Society website at

Brent St.Patricks Day Parade and Celebrations Thursday 17th March 2011

St. Patricks Day Parade in Brent on the day itself!

Thursday 17th March 2011 between 3.15pm and 7.30pm.

Come and Join Carlow in the Parade!

Join in the colourful parade to honour St Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint and enjoy live music, storytelling, craft activities and traditional Irish food.

Bus: 52, 98, 206, 260, 266, 302, 460
Tube: Willesden Green (Jubilee)

For more of the low down visit