Five Hour Tour
“Freedom on the Water” will take you from the Jetty in the centre of Athy along the River Barrow and its idyllic surroundings, passing under the historic Horse Bridge, leading to Ardreigh.
While travelling into Ardreigh you will pass under Ardreigh Lifting Bridge, an area that is steeped in history and folklore. You will then experience the thrill of passing through Ardreigh Lock, watch the crew work the lock as they were hundreds of years ago.
You travel along the Barrow Navigation passing under Bunberry Bridge, Kilmorony Bridge, Tankerstown Bridge, Levitstown Lifting Bridge, as well as taking in stunning sights such as amazing Weirs, Levitstown Mill, Flora and Fauna, Fish, Wildlife, spectacular scenery, finally passing through Levitstown Lock.
You will now continue on your tranquil trip that will leave you feeling relaxed and in awe of your surroundings. On reaching Maganey you have the choice to have lunch on board “Freedom on the Water” or a river bank lunch, bring your own food or choose to add our delicious picnic basket and enjoy a truly unique experience of dining on board, before the pleasure of your return trip.
You will have many opportunities along the route for photographs. Your skipper and crew will give you an insightful view into life and history of the Barrow Navigation.
With any tour we are flexible to your requirements in advance of tour. We can offer the option of walking back to Athy on the beautiful Barrow Navigation towpath.
To personalise your trip please contact Athy Boat Tours 087 4335350.
We reserve the right to refuse to allow any person on board the boat under the influence of excess alcohol.
Picnic baskets can be included on your request for an extra €10 per person