Carlow to Athy
This trip will take in the river Barrow's 'Haunted lock', the beautiful mill at Levitstown and a host of other interesting water level sights and sounds (also plenty of opportunity to see kingfishers). It will be approximately 4hrs, including a stop at the lock in Maganey for a quick break and stretch of the legs. If people want to bring a picnic, snacks or tea/coffee, that's no problem. Taking place on Saturday September 29th, we will be leaving the jetty at the Park in Graiguecullen for 11am sharp. The cost of this trip is at the special rate of €28 per person (3hr trips are usually priced at €35). Booking in advance online is essential and can be done by clicking the button below. The long-term forecast is for a dry bright day with no rain. There is a return train from Athy to Carlow at 15:55, 17:35, 18:25 and 19:22 and costs a little under €6 when booked online. Train fare is not included in the cost of the trip. If you have any questions, please ring Cliff on 087-2061999.
Join us on the last of our 3hr evening trips this year as we head for Maganey lock. This 3hr trip will take in the river Barrow's 'Haunted lock' on route, along with a number of other interesting water level sights and sounds (also plenty of opportunity to see kingfishers). We'll stop at the lock in Maganey for a quick break and stretch of the legs, before returning. If people want to bring a picnic, snacks or tea/coffee, that's no problem. Taking place on Thursday August 30th , we will be leaving the jetty at the Park in Graiguecullen for 5pm sharp. We plan to return to the jetty between 8pm and 8.30pm. The cost of this trip is at the special rate of €25 per person (3hr trips are usually priced at €35). If you have any questions, please ring Cliff on 087-2061999
Ever wondered how canal locks work? This boat trip will take passengers on a learning experience to sample the working life of a lock-keeper. This will include filling & emptying the lock chamber, lifting and lowering the racks, and opening the gates. Participants will also hear of the working life of a lock-keeper and the history associated with locks on the river Barrow.
This trip takes place on Monday, August 20, 2018.We'll leave the Town Park jetty at 6pm sharp, aim to be back at the jetty between 7.30pm and 8pm. This trip is €20 per person and limited to ten people only so booking in advance is essential.
Writing on the Water - A Creative Writing Workshop with a difference.
Be creative on the river Barrow. Dr Derek Coyle, Carlow College/St Patrick’s, experienced workshop leader and poet, will see you leave the trip with a couple of new things started. A journey with a difference, hear and discuss poems on the charming and scenic Barrow river, with some creative writing stops along the way, with the opportunity to share your efforts with other participants too.
Taking place on Monday, August 13, 2018. We'll leave the Town Park jetty at 6pm sharp, aim to be back at the jetty between 7.30pm and 8pm. Bring your own writing materials and let the river inspire you. This trip is €25 per person and limited to nine people only so booking in advance is essential.
Prosecco and Strawberries Cruise
Limited to 10 people - our Prosecco and Strawberries Cruise will take you on a relaxing cruise along the River Barrow in the evening sunlight.
Join us with a complimentary flute of Prosecco and Strawberries
Strictly limited to 10 people pre book your place now
We will depart from Carlow Town Park jetty (in Graiguecullen) at
6pm on Friday evening - returning approximately 7:30pm
Enjoy a leisurely and relaxing cruise along the River Barrow
You will get to see the waterside while sipping on some Prosecco and fresh Strawberries
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Carlow Kingfisher Cruise
Join us Cruising along the River Barrow as we bring you to some secluded spots of the river favoured by Kingfishers
These birds offer a wonderful opportunity for some up close photography - make sure to bring your camera
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These cruise's cost €20 per person , are limited to 10 people. Departing from Carlow Town Park at 6pm returning to the Jetty @ 8pm - car parking is available in and around the Town Park