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Tours of Laois

To book a trip in Laois, please ring Cliff on 00 353 (0)87-2061999 to arrange.

Boat Tours of Laois

Two red Traditional Open-Boats moored on the Grand canal at Vicarstown. Stone bridge in the background

Boating about in Laois

We operate from two location in County Laois. These being Graiguecullen and Vicarstown. From Vicarstown, passengers are treated to the beauty and history of some of Ireland’s most unique built heritage, the Grand canal. This impressive man-made waterway cuts through the arable lands of Ireland’s Grain counties and is home to an abundance of wildlife from otters to kingfishers, both of which are regularly seen on our boat tours. The second location is from Grainguecullen. From here, we navigate the river Barrow. Like the Grand canal, this stretch of river is steeped in history and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Barrow valley and Blackstairs mountains. Have a look at our FaceBook page for pictures and reviews from others that have taken these boat trips. Boat tours from both locations operate regularly but advance booking is essential. For more information, call Cliff on 00 353 (0)87 2061999.

What Our Clients Say


My husband and I took the boat tour yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it! The captain, Cliff, told many stories about the local history and was very interesting and entertaining. Would highly recommend this!

– Pat Albin


Our extended family of 7, had an absolutely fantastic trip with Cliff on the river Barrow at the weekend. Young, old and the in between all alike had such an enjoyable, relaxing, informative journey. If you get a chance to do this trip, do it as you won’t be disappointed.

– Sharon Hennesy

Laois Boat Tours Gallery


Grand Canal, Vicarstown (Cosby),
Vicarstown, Co. Laois
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