A River Boat’s Blog

Ten Unusual Activities in Kilkenny City

Ten Unusual Activities in Kilkenny City

Discover the Quirky Side of Kilkenny: 10 Unusual Activities to Explore in the Heart of Ireland Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Kilkenny City is renowned for its rich history, medieval architecture,...

Coffee Stop at Milford

Coffee Stop at Milford

Barrow Brew Café Established by sisters Majella Owens and Nicola Doyle, Barrow Brew continues to grow in both customers and size on the banks of the beautiful river Barrow at Milford, Carlow....

Interview: Clifford Reid on KCLR

Interview: Clifford Reid on KCLR

KCLR fm: Clifford Reid and the river NoreSounds and chat of the river Edwina Grace joined us recently on one of our boat trips through the medieval city of Kilkenny. It was great to catch up and...

Maintenance Work at Moorings

Maintenance Work at Moorings

Riverbank Maintenance Boat users in Athy wish to extend its gratitude and thanks to Brian Kenny and the local team at Tús for the fantastic ongoing work in helping to keep our waterways looking...

Waterways Murals

Waterways Murals

New Murals of Local Biodiversity A number of new Waterways themed murals have appears on the walls of several buildings in Athy in recent months. These are a collaboration between Creative Places...

Interview: Clifford Reid & River Barrow

Interview: Clifford Reid & River Barrow

Waterways Through Time Podcast - Turtle Bunbury & Clifford ReidSecrets of the Barrow with Clifford Reid I was interviewed by historian, Turtle Bunbury, recently for the Waterways Ireland...

Designate Sandy Bottoms as Swimming Area

Designate Sandy Bottoms as Swimming Area

Sandy Bottoms –  Swimming Area Kildare County Council currently have no designated Bathing Waters area for swimming etc within the county. Carlow have several designated spots on the Barrow, and...

Silting at moorings in Carlow

Silting at moorings in Carlow

Silting at Boat Pontoon I would like to remind all boating visitors to the Barrow that silting continues to be an issue at the jetty in Carlow town. All vessels stopping off in Carlow are advised to...

MurtAthy Walking Sticks

MurtAthy Walking Sticks

Have you a MurtAthy Walking Stick? Martin Reid, known to his many friends simply as Murt, is my father and this blog post is about him and the walking sticks he makes. As a hobby, Murt likes to...

Grand Canal Packing Stable

Grand Canal Packing Stable

Saving of old Grand Canal Packing Stable It is great to see the remedial works carried out by Boormalt (formally Minch Malt) on the old Grand Canal Packing Stable in Athy, Co. Kildare. This...

Levitstown Mill

Levitstown Mill

History of Levitstown mill Levitstown Mill was built in 1791. It is a seven-story building, now derelict having burnt down on the 14th of March 1942. It is seven bays wide and three bays deep. It...

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...