Enjoy an exciting and memorable river kayaking experience in the South East of Ireland and just 1.5 hours from Dublin city. Few of the locals are even fully aware that some of the best River Kayaking in Ireland is hidden away in the valleys of Ireland’s Ancient East . Our rivers are perfect for a half day or full day of touring and are full of exciting yet easy grade 1-3 rapids with some challenging weirs and water slide to negotiate along the way. This kayaking experience has a test for everyone which will take you into your adventure zone! The Irish Experience team are qualified instructors and Irish Canoe Union members will make your day on the river a fun filled and unique Experience!
Option 1 – Kayaking the River Barrow
The Barrow is a well-kept secret in Irish tourism. We believe the only true way to experience this magnificent river is by kayak!
Perfect for river kayaking the barrow winds its way through six counties, across changeling but fun rapids, through fantastic forests unspoiled by us humans and down into picturesque villages steeped in history and culture. We will take you on a unique journey full of adventure, wildlife, peace, tranquility and into the villages with wonderful local people and fantastic surroundings.
Meeting Location :
Graiguenamanagh, is a beautiful little town in Kilkenny, only 1.5 hours away from Dublin. It is located on the R705 regional road at the foot of Brandon Hill. This is our ending point and you will meet The Irish Experience team on the Quay (riverside) beside the boat club. From here we will make our way to our starting point upriver to get geared up for the day’s river adventure.