Carlow, Ireland, is about as far away from South Beach, Florida, as one can get and still be in the same hemisphere. (Actually, since the dominion lies along the prime meridian, it is common to both the Western and Eastern hemispheres, but you knew that already.) Throughout nearly the entire 20th Century, the town's dominant employer was the Irish Sugar Company. That shuttered its last factory in 2006, and now many residents manufacture hair dryers and electric toothbrushes for Braun Oral-B. In other words, Carlow is the kind of... More >>>