Women's Kayaking Trip 15th August 2021

Grab your best girlfriends or take a solo kayaking adventure (in a guided group) along the River Barrow for #HerOutdoors week 2021 with Carlow Sports Partnership.

Meeting at the River Barrow Carpark in Goresbridge you will be kitted out with a kayak, personal floatation device (PFD), paddle and helmet and shown how to manoeuvre your way along the scenic route of the River Barrow.

The staff of Pure Adventure will take you on a guided trip while stopping along the way for a leisurely picnic at the side of the river.

The key points of information are:

Date: 15th August

Duration: 10:00am – 3:30pm (approx.)

Start Location: Goresbridge

End Location: Graiguenamanagh

Cost: €25.00

Experience: None is needed, however you must be comfortable in water

Participants: Must be over the age of 18 on or before 15th August 2021


What you will need:

A packed lunch

Wear clothes/runners you don’t mind getting wet (shorts & t-shirt are fine)

Water & sun cream

Organise your own drop off and collection in both locations (this is not possible for us to facilitate due to current Covid-19 guidelines)

To book your tickets, please click this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/womens-kayaking-15th-august-her-outdoors-week-2021-tickets-163050908657

Or, if you have any queries or concerns before or after booking, please do not hesitate to contact Deborah via deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie

Activities At The Urban Outdoor Adventure Hub


Water Sports At The Urban Outdoor Adventure Hub,

Carlow Town Park

With the many rivers flowing through our county, we are spoilt for choice in how we utilise them.

Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board & Fishing sessions are featuring among events at the Urban Outdoor Adventure Hub in Carlow Town Park this month.  This is a partnership project between Carlow Local Sports Partnership and Carlow Regional Youth Services and funded through Carlow Sports Partnership, Sport Ireland and Carlow County Council.

As part of the Urban Outdoor Adventure Hub Young people aged 12 – 17 years from across Carlow have been enjoying Kayaking on the River Barrow this the past week.  Despite the morning fog being slow to evaporate, the afternoon sessions have seen some glorious sunshine.  The laughter and craic on the Barrow have been infectious.  Pure Adventure and Carlow Regional Youth Services worked together to guide the young people through their 2-hour sessions.

Those who participated during the week were a combination of those who have tried these activities before, young people new to the area and also young people jumping at the chance to try new activities available on their doorstep. There are more activities planned for next week with Stand Up Paddle Board and Fishing on the schedule.

We intend to make fishing as a more regular fixture on our program of events,  so if you are aware of a young person aged 12-17 who is interested in any of the activities, they can contact Karen Mullins, Sports Development Worker, CRYS by email karen@carlowys.ie