Athy Boat Tours – EOI

Boats moored in Athy, county Kildare

EOI sought for Athy Boat Tours

Athy Community Enterprise Centre (Athy CEC) is currently inviting Expressions Of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced businesses, individuals or community groups to lease the barge, Freedom On The Water and operate its successful Athy Boat Tours. Currently operating as a social enterprise, Athy Boat Tours provides boat trips on the river Barrow from its base in Athy town. It is understood that Athy CEC wish to see the boat remain in Athy and provide its service from there. However, a new leasing arrangement and management structure is required and therefore Athy CEC are seeking EOI’s in this regard. I would hope that whatever future may lie ahead for the barge, that it would remain in Athy and that the new management team continue to build on its success to date. I was part of the initial team that got the operation up and running, and providing a service for the town. I collected the barge in 2016 from Tullamore and over three days delivered it to Athy, therefore I would very much hate to see it ever leave the town.

Athy Boat Tours – EOI

If any individual, business or community group are interested in putting in an Expression Of Interest on the future of Athy Boat Tours, they can do so by contacting Brian O’Gorman at bogorman@kildarecoco.ie with ‘Athy Boat Tours’ in the subject line. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12:00 noon on Friday, 11 November 2022.

Athy Boat Tours – Info

For more information on the operation of Athy Boat Tours and the town of Athy, check out the following websites:
Athy Boat Tours
Athy Waterways
Athy Town
Boat Trips Kildare

Barge in the Dry Dock in Athy County Kildare

30th October 2022

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Clifford Reid

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