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Do you dream about escaping stress for a couple of days and drifting down a river in a canoe?  Or setting off on an adventure and getting back to nature for a holiday, a break or something new with friends, family or work colleagues?  Paddle your own canoe offers you the opportunity to rent a canoe and  gear and organise your multi day trip down the River Barrow.

With trails between Athy and St Mullins it is possible to paddle for up to 5 days passing through beautiful countryside, villages, towns and historical sites.

No previous canoeing experience needed.

“If there is one adventure that is a must do on this beautiful island the Barrow trail is for sure the most rewarding.”

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About Us

We aim to make the hidden gem that is the Barrow more accessible to the adventurous, families, friends, workmates, frequent canoeists or complete beginners. I Nathan, the business owner, have been canoeing on the Barrow River for the past 12 years and helping out with my father’s canoe business, so I decided to start out by myself.

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What to Look For?

As you paddle and drift down river, you can expect to see kingfishers, ducks, egrets, dippers, otters, herons and all their young. You can also expect to see ancient churches, castles beautiful old estate houses and magnificent hand built weirs.

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Contact Us

You can visit our contact page here if you would like to send us an email if you have any questions at all please feel free to get in touch we are more than happy to hep! You can also call us on +353874140461

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Canoe Hire

Hire a canoe for one day, two days or multiple days and paddle down the barrow river through some of Ireland’s most scenic and beautiful landscapes and locations. We also provide tents so you can camp at night to add to the experience and adventure.

“Paddle Your Own Canoe, canoe your own paddle, own your own canoe, paddle your own paddle.”

Useful Info & Services

Starting in Monasterevin you can spend up to 6 days paddling and camping along this exceptional waterway.

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What People Have To Say!

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Martha O’Brien

I wanted to sincerely thank you for the fantastic 3 day adventure that you gave my whole family when we went down the river recently.  Everybody fully enjoyed it, both children and adults.  It was a real adventure.  We really enjoyed camping at night and getting back to nature.  I also had no idea the Barrow River and surrounding landscapes were so beautiful.

Martha O’BrienTeacher
Craig Stephens

Hi Nathan,
I just wanted to say thanks again for providing a brilliant service.  We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the Barrow and felt truly alive and exhilarated after our day – great memories.  I’m sure we will be back in contact to plan our next trip; maybe for a few more days next time.

Craig StephensEngineer