Enjoy an outdoor adventure for all the family and take an open boat trip on the beautiful River Barrow. Suitable for everyone from the very young, to the young at heart, the boat trips will leave you feeling renewed and relaxed as you take time to immerse yourself in nature and to experience life as it was for the river folk of a bygone era. Kids will enjoy spotting all manner of wildlife such as kingfishers, otters, dragon flies and the shoals of fish as they glide past the boat. Hear folktales and stories of the boatmen that worked the Barrow, their superstitions around Bestfield’s haunted lock and the local fairies.
Departing from Carlow Town Park, life slows to a soothing pace in a traditional Irish open-boat. See the canal lock gates in operation and enjoy the unspoilt natural habitat of the River Barrow. Boat trips can take from one hour up to five hours. Boat trips go to Athy, and along the River Barrow to Gorsebridge and Graiguenamanagh. At locks you can disembark to stretch the legs and take in the views.
Advanced booking essential.