Guided White Water Spills & Thrills in Ireland
The longest of Ireland’s famed Three Sisters, the Barrow is a delightfully scenic waterway, once the main transport route for barges loaded with barrels of Guinness. The surrounding area, populated by herons, kingfishers, otters and swans, is largely undeveloped, leaving passers-by free to let their minds wander, contemplating perhaps the beauty of the Irish countryside as a gentle current takes them along. Equipped with a high-quality wetsuit and canoe, you’ll paddle along at your own pace, stopping to take a breather or a photograph whenever you feel the urge.
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- Canoe hire for 1 person
- Life jacket
- Wetsuit, helmet and drybag if needed
Meet & Greet
Get geared up in the changing facilities on site. Everybody will be provided with the required gear including wetsuits, buoyancy jackets and helmets. There will be experienced personnel on the water with you at all times.
Safety chat before getting on the water
Demonstration – how to hold the paddle and what strokes to us
10 minutes warm up in the Old Harbour – We start off in an area of flat calm water to learn the basic strokes, build your confidence and then off we go.
Rising up through a lock system typically found on a canal which gives us access to the river.
On the trail there are weirs and rapids so expect a few spills and thrills but nothing scary. There are old lock keepers cottages, scenic waterfalls, and old castle and eel weirs and of course breathtaking views.
We then transfer back onto the Barrow Navigation using the lock and head back up the river to where we started.
Starting time 10 AM or 2 PM
Available all year-round
Wetsuits are provided unless you want to bring your own
Be prepared to get wet - a change of clothes, towel, waterproof camera and swimsuit are recommended
Children must be at least 7 years of age and comfortable in the water. (must be able to swim)