The former townships of Carlow and Mayo were amalgamated into one municipality on January 1st, 2001. Originally settled in the mid 1800s by predominantly Irish settlers, Carlow Mayo has a long and interesting history in the Lumber and Mining industries.
Today, the municipality is known as a vacation destination. Served by Highway 28, Carlow Mayo is just an hour and a half drive from Belleville, Peterborough, Pembroke, Renfrew or Napanee. Set on rolling hills in the northern portion of Hastings County, the municipality has many pristine lakes for swimming, fishing and just plain relaxing.