Rowing on the Rivers Barrow and Nore


Day 1 – Sunday

Afternoon -Arrive in Graiguenamanagh

Check in at Waterside Guesthouse

Short walk on river bank to Silaire Wood and Graiguenamanagh Boathouse

Dinner at Waterside

Accommodation at Waterside


Day 2 – Monday

Breakfast in Waterside

Transport to Goresbridge

Row from Goresbridge to Graiguenamanagh along the Barrow navigation. This includes the unique experience of passing through 6 lock gates on the Barrow navigation

We take a short break for a light lunch on the banks of the river

When we arrive in Graiguenamanagh it may be a good time to do a walking tour of the village, including the fabulous Cushendale woolen mills

Dinner at Waterside

Accommodation at Waterside


Day 3 – Tuesday

Breakfast in Waterside

Row from Graiguenamanagh to St. Mullins along the river Barrow.  The morning section sees us negotiating 4 more locks 

We take a short break for lunch next to the river in St. Mullins

After lunch we get back in the boats and row on from St. Mullins down river (now we are in tidal water) to arrive at New Ross Boat Club

Transport back to Graiguenamanagh by minibus

Dinner at Waterside

Accommodation at Waterside


Day 4 – Wednesday

Breakfast in Waterside

Transport to Kilkenny City

Bicycle tour of Kilkenny City

Lunch in Kilkenny City followed by free time for shopping/sightseeing in this medieval town

Transport to Graiguenamanagh by minibus

Traditional music in a Graiguenamanagh pub

Dinner at Waterside

Accommodation at Waterside


Day 5 – Thursday

Breakfast in Waterside

Transport to New Ross by Minibus

Row upriver from New Ross along the River Barrow and then into the River Nore, we follow on upstream to the beautiful village of Inistioge

Lunch in Inistioge

Transport back to Graiguenamanagh

Dinner at Waterside

Accommodation at Waterside


Day 6- Friday

Breakfast at Waterside

Check out of Waterside and depart

(end of tour)





The cost of the above during 2021 would be a total of €795.00 per person.


Payment of €795.00 per person to Waterside for 5 nights bed and breakfast and evening meal. Lunch day 2,3, 4 and 5. Transport by bus to and from all rowing locations. Traditional music night and also a bicycle tour.  Guide for all elements of the tour and safety boat for all days rowing in tidal waters. Lock keepers for  Goresbridge to Graiguenamanagh and Graiguenamanagh to St. Mullins.  Includes use all equipment required including good quality touring quads, sculling blades and life jackets if required.


Graiguenamanagh is a fantastic outdoor activity destination and alternative activities and heritage attractions are available in the area if weather conditions lead to any cancellation of rowing days.


If you would like to extend the holiday there are extra days of rowing and other activities available. We can explore the river Suir in County Waterford, the Slaney in County Wexford, or even a day on Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow. Just pop us an email and we can give you a price for extra days of rowing or discuss some other activities that might interest your group.