Some 52 miles from Dublin lies the county town of Carlow, where a magnificent countryside and scenic mountains line the horizon for as far as the eye can see. Carlow offers the perfect environment for someone looking to get away from the bustle of the metropolis. This rural town incorporates a little bit of everything, as the modern attractions intermingle with the laid-back atmosphere. Carlow is so old that it is said to pre-date any Irish history that is in the books. The launching of the Carlow Institute of Technology has contributed to the steady increase in the population of the town, as more school leavers now have a reason to stay. Whether looking to live in or merely visit the town, a hire car from Enterprise in Carlow will help you enjoy your stay.