How many Locks are on the river Barrow?

How many Locks are on the river Barrow?

How many locks are on the river Barrow? This is a question I get asked on a regular basis from those on our boat trips. I usually tell people that there are 23 locks of the Barrow Navigation system between Athy and St Mullins. The reason I say “usually” is because you...
List of Lockkeepers on river Barrow Navigation

List of Lockkeepers on river Barrow Navigation

Contacts for Lockkeepers on the river Barrow Navigation Very often I am asked who to contact if you wish to use he locks on the river Barrow Navigation. Therefore, below is a list of the Lockkeepers, the locks they manage and their contact telephone numbers. If you...
Athy Waterways

Athy Waterways

Athy Waterways Development Committee The following is information for those visiting Athy by boat or wishing to to take part in activities on its waterways. The members of Athy Waterways Development Committee would like to thank Boat Trips Ireland for providing this...
The Barrow Boys – Easter 1916

The Barrow Boys – Easter 1916

Boatmen of the Barrowline & Navigation Given the weekend that’s in it, this is a short story I wrote a while back. While completely fictional, it was inspired by the local boatmen that worked the Barrow Navigation and Barrowline canal, and in particular, Mr...
Boating for Pike on the river Barrow

Boating for Pike on the river Barrow

The lucky waters of Tubberrara Well and Graveyard Ship’s Blog, – Earth Date 01-04-21The Faoileán and its trusted Four Stroke, 6 HP Mercury engine made a return to the Barrow yesterday. Aboard were its Skipper, John Creaney, First Mate Mark Day and a...
A bevy of Pheasants aboard

A bevy of Pheasants aboard

A bevy or bouquet of Pheasants This is my favourite time of year for spotting Pheasants, particularly the males. Their colours take on a renewed vibrancy as they round up a bouquet of hens for the breeding season. They can be seen strutting their stuff in open fields...