Horse Bridge

Horse Bridge

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 and to cross to the east back of the river Barrow and travel down the Barrow Navigation. And vice versa. Originally it had...
Tribute to John Shaughnessy RIP

Tribute to John Shaughnessy RIP

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 John a great campaigner and advocate for the waterways, he was a resident boatman and angler in the hearts of so many....
About the river Barrow

About the river Barrow

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 Barrow. Hopefully they might be of interest or useful in some small way. Where does the Barrow rise? Where does the Barrow...
Athy Boat Tours – EOI

Athy Boat Tours – EOI

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...
Life Jackets for Dogs

Life Jackets for Dogs

Dogs Wearing Life Jackets As dog owners ourselves, we love to see dogs out and about on the water and enjoying the boating life. Therefore, we offer customers the opportunity to bring their K9 friends aboard for Private boat tours. Over the past four years, and...
Toberara Well & Graveyard

Toberara Well & Graveyard

Tubberarra (Toberara, Tuberara, Tobbera or Toberrara) Toberara Well is located on the banks of the river Barrow, just north of Athy in Co. Kildare. St. John is the patron saint and his feast day is 24h June on which a pattern used to take place. Its name in Irish is...