Carlow is getting a significant tourism boost this week as thousands visit the town for the Pan Celtic International festival.
It’s thought to be worth up to 2 million euro to the local economy.
Around 10 thousand visitors have been enjoying the celebrations.
Speaking to KCLR Michael Walsh, manager with the Seven Oaks hotel has said the festival has really provided a boost.
Meanwhile one of the highlights of the Festival gets underway this weekend.
The Celtic Taste of Carlow runs over Saturday and Sunday featuring the best of locally sourced foods from Carlows own farmers market, local producers and eateries and from the visiting Celtic nations.
There will be a number of road closures to facilitate the festival though, kicking in from midnight tonight.
Kennedy Avenue where it meets with Tullow Street is closed as a large marquee is being set up along the area of the Potato Market and Liberty Tree.
That area will remain closed until midnight on Sunday.