Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square

Shamrock (irish seamróg) is a three-leaf clover ☘ a symbol of Ireland.

According to legend, Saint Patrick used it by showing this plant as one stem with three leaves to depict the essence of the Holy Trinity. On St. Patrick’s (17th March), shamrock is worn in lapel clothes by Irish people around the world. It has also been adapted as a trademark by the Irish airline Aer Lingus as well as other companies wanting to emphasize their Irish affiliation.

Therefore there is Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square in town of Carlow.

Shamrock Plaza is in a great location in the center of Carlow town, at the intersection where the N9 intersects the city’s main shopping street, Tullow Street. The building was built in 2009 and is an example that Carlow is one of the fastest growing town in Ireland. The building was erected on the landscaped open square named Shamrock Square.

Shamrock Plaza has become one of the symbols of the new style and standard of living in Carlow town. It offers a carefully planned combination of commercial, residential and health medical spaces. All built and equipped in a modern form. It includes a number of retail outlets, restaurant, cafe, pharmacy, Bank of Ireland and office outlets. The last two upper floors in the part of the building overlooking St. Patrick College – these are high-class residential apartments. Shamrock Plaza consists of two buildings, Merchant House and The Atrium, there is also a large guarded, underground car park.

As of today, the following stores and services are located in the Carlow Shopping Centre:

  • UPMC Outreach Centre
  • Eddie Rocket’s
  • Quigleys Cafe, Bakery & Deli
  • Bank of Ireland
  • McCauley Health & Beauty Pharmacy
  • permanent tsb
  • Dolmen Medical Clinic
  • Kiwi Dental

Shamrock Plaza apartments are the highest standards apartments in Carlow town and also the most expensive ones.

I invite you to visit official website of Shamrock Plaza: http://www.shamrockplaza.ie/

In the centre of Shamrock Square there is a sculpture unknown artist and unknown what it represent.

Also opposite to Shamrock Plaza there is a big derelict building covered on artwork. One its side it`s painted make it looks like real house. And on other its side there is an artwork painted by The Pure Thinking Community Group.

Location of Shamrock Plaza:

Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square
Tullow street view
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Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square
Sculpture next to Shamrock Plaza
Quigleys cafe, bakery, deli
Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square
Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square
Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square
Derelict house on Shamrock Square
Sculpture next to Shamrock Plaza
Sculpture next to Shamrock Plaza
Sculpture next to Shamrock Plaza
Sculpture next to Shamrock Plaza
Derelict house on Shamrock Square
Another derelict house on Shamrock Square

Malgorzata

Blogger. Volunteer. Enthusiast of photography, nature, architecture, and cultural events. Since 2014 living in County Carlow in Ireland.

2 thoughts on “Shamrock Plaza on Shamrock Square

  1. I would like to thank you for your blogs & in particular this one re The Shamrock Plaza, but also the ones on The Visual/St Patricks College! Have you done one on the Rtc, which has been growing apace for the last 50+years!
    Hopefully it will gain University Status in the near future!!

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