A River Boat’s Blog

Kilkenny’s Top 10 Historical sites

Kilkenny’s Top 10 Historical sites

The top 10 historical sites to visit in county Kilkenny County Kilkenny, nestled in the heart of the province of Leinster, boasts a rich tapestry of history and culture. From medieval castles to...

The Grand Canal by John Reid

The Grand Canal by John Reid

John Reid, a native of Athy, spent his younger years by the banks of the Grand Canal. His experiences and memories have been beautifully remembered in this song by him, “THE GRAND CANAL”

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

A brief history and overview of Kilkenny Castle which sits on the river Nore in Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle

An brief overview of the history of Carlow Castle which stands on the banks of the beautiful river Barrow.

All Aboard with Eugene Doyle & Cliff Reid

All Aboard with Eugene Doyle & Cliff Reid

CRKC’s Eugene Doyle joins Cliff Reid aboard a Boat Trip in Kilkenny.Community Radio Kilkenny City Interview with Clifford Reid Eugene Doyle, the familiar voice of a Friday evening and Saturday...

Source of the Barrow

Source of the Barrow

Start of the Barrow The actual source of the River Barrow is above Glenbarrow on Barna mountain in the Slieve Blooms, County Laois. The second longest river in Ireland, the Barrow for most people...

Beer Gardens in Kilkenny

Beer Gardens in Kilkenny

Popular Beer Gardens in Kilkenny City After you’ve explored the charming city of Kilkenny via our boat trip, there is no better way to relax on a summers evening than in one of the city's many...

Map of Kilkenny

Map of Kilkenny

Discovering Kilkenny: A Journey Through the City with Tourism and Walking Maps Click the links here are for Tourism/Walking maps that may be useful in exploring medieval city. Download Kilkenny City...

Petronilla de Meath

Petronilla de Meath

The Forgotten Victim of Witch-Trial Hysteria Petronilla de Meath, an obscure figure from the annals of history, has a tragic story that is both fascinating and horrifying. Born around 1300,...

Top Pubs to visit in Kilkenny

Top Pubs to visit in Kilkenny

Popular bars to visit in Kilkenny Having gotten a feel for the city by either taking a tour on our boats or explored the city on foot, get ready for the nightlife of Kilkenny to awaken. As the sun...

Otters in the River Nore

Otters in the River Nore

Nore Otters: A Tale of Resilience and Adaptation The River Nore, a gem of a river that flows through the heart of Ireland, is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Among its inhabitants, one creature...