Welcome to Boat Trips – Ireland
Award winning boat tours
Whether it’s a historical tour of Kilkenny, a cruise through county Carlow, or a wildlife adventure in counties Kildare or Laois; there is a boat for you. Take time to switch off, relax, and experience boating life as it was for those of a bygone era. Surrounded by nature, water, and history, our trips will leave you completely refreshed and renewed.
Be sure to bring your camera, as unique views and vista continually present themselves while we rediscover much or the unseen landscapes and heritage of Ireland’s Ancient East. We have trips that cater to all, from the very young to the young at heart. These range from 30 min trips to tours of several days duration.
"Once in a Lifetime Experience!"
My mum and I really enjoyed our time out on the boat with Cliff, he made sure that we got some lovely photographs under the castle that we will have as a keepsake forever now! If your looking to pass some time on your trip to Kilkenny and want to get another perspective on the city for sure head on this boat trip! 🛶Very enjoyable! Thanks again!
– Emer and Mary
"Fantastic Day Trip"
Cliff runs a fantastic day trip, he is the perfect personality as a guide. He took us on an additional tour of the Lough and was very patient in taking our group photos and explaining the sights. Would highly recommend it either as a group or even as a couple. We will definitely be back when we are in Carlow again.
– Shauna Smyth
The Horsebridge The Horsebridge in Athy was built in 1796 to allow horse drawn boats to leave the 28th lock on the Barrow-line of the Grand canal...
Memorial seat for John Shaughnessy RIP Last summer, the waterways and community of Athy lost a dear friend in John Shaughnessy RIP. Not only was...
Common questions about the river Barrow The following are some of the most common questions we get asked while doing our boat trips on the river...
Boat Trips Gallery
Below is a selection of photos/images that hopefully provides some insight to the fun and adventure that awaits you on the water. We are really passionate about the river and making the most of this outdoor playground that is the river Barrow.