A River Boat’s Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Boat Trip with the Carlow Nationalist

Boat Trip with the Carlow Nationalist

Interview with the Carlow Nationalist Many thanks to Elizabeth Lee of the Carlow Nationalist for joining us on a boat trip during heritage week, last year. This is the lovely write up she did about...

Kildare County Development Plan Submission

Kildare County Development Plan Submission

Cycleway/Walkway/Canoe Route & Riparian Barrier for the river Barrow I believe my submission best relates to the following sections. However, if it’s deemed more appropriate to another...

Over 100 Things To Do In Carlow

Over 100 Things To Do In Carlow

Visitor Attractions in County Carlow On our boat trips, we are often asked for suggestions for things to do in Carlow. In truth, there are loads of things to do and places to see in the county....

River Pollution Levels – Have Your Say

River Pollution Levels – Have Your Say

Draft River Basin Management Plan - Public Consultation The upcoming online meetings are part of the Public Consultation process for the Draft River Basin Management Plan. If you want to have your...

Business on the Barrow Blueway

Business on the Barrow Blueway

Setting Up On The Barrow Blueway With the Barrow Blueway nearing completion, it’s not a bad time to be looking at opportunities that might arise from this. Many people often ask about setting up a...

Things to do in Borris, Carlow

Things to do in Borris, Carlow

Tourist attractions and things to do in Borris, Carlow. Here is simple list of visitors attractions and things to do in Borris, county Carlow. Hopefully you find it useful. I've included links to...