Water Sports


The tranquil waters of the River Barrow are perfectly suited to a variety of different water sports. Popular activities include swimming, sailing, waterskiing, rowing, canoeing and kayaking. All these activities can be enjoyed at ease in the peaceful surroundings of the River Barrow.


Local businesses situated in waterside villages and towns offer a wide range of water sport activities and adventure trips. Whitewater rafting has  been increasing in popularity on the River Barrow. Clashganny, Co. Carlow has become the go to location for this activity. The waterway here features a number of weirs as well as both slow and fast moving currents.


The River also plays host to many boating regattas throughout the year. The most prominent of these being Carlow Regatta held at the end of May annually and attracting competitors from all over Europe.




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