A River Boat’s Blog

List of things to do in Graiguenamanagh

List of things to do in Graiguenamanagh

A list of places to see, things to do and where to go in Graiguenamanagh Graiguenamanagh is one of my favourite towns in Ireland. In the southeast of county Kilkenny, it sits on both the river...

Waterways College

Waterways College

Irish Waterways Ecology Ambassadors Recently I took part in an eight week training course run in Graiguenamanagh aimed at becoming a Waterways Ecology Ambassador. Run from the newly established...

Things to do in Castlecomer, Kilkenny

Things to do in Castlecomer, Kilkenny

A list of places to go, things to do and sights to see in Castlecomer Castlecomer is a beautiful little town in north county Kilkenny. It has a population of about fifteen hundred people and a...

Things to do in Thomastown, Kilkenny

Things to do in Thomastown, Kilkenny

Places to go, things to do and sights to see in Thomastown. Thomastown is a beautiful little town in county Kilkenny on the river Nore about 17km south of Kilkenny City. It has a population of about...

The Barrow Cot

The Barrow Cot

My First Boat - The Barrow Cot Dedicated to the memory of my good friend and the gent that taught me to fish, Nicky Cahill RIP.  Tied off at the jetty was an old colourless boat we named the...

Canoeing in Kilkenny

Canoeing in Kilkenny

Canoeing & Kayaking in Kilkenny Kilkenny boasts one of the most active and successful kayaking and canoeing clubs in Ireland, that being Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club. Catering for numerous...

Common questions about the river Nore

Common questions about the river Nore

Common questions about the river Nore. Where does the river Nore rise? How long is the river Nore? How fast is the river Nore? Is the river Nore Tidal? Can I canoe/Kayak the river Nore? How deep is the river Nore?

Source of the River Nore

Source of the River Nore

The river Nore rises in the Devils Bit mountain in County Tipperary. However, some argue over the exact location of the true source with the two main suggestions being at Gorteenashingaun or Benduff. Going on local knowledge, it is suggested that Gorteenashingaun it the start of the Nore. This is a little piece about our adventure tracing the Nore’s source.