We are delighted to be reopening on a phased basis as of May 29th. Canoeing and Kayaking has been listed as low risk by sport Ireland.
We will be working with very small groups and will have COVID 19 health practices in line with government guidelines and our industry standards endorsed by NGB
Please use our online booking system to book, and to see what is available

Celebrating 25 Years in Business with Over 50,000 Happy Customers

Go with the Flow River Adventures is a family-run adventure activity business established in 1996 by Charlie Horan. We offer affordable, guided canoe trails, canoe hire and canoe holidays on the beautiful Barrow river. No experience required — our adventures are available to complete beginners of all ages and abilities. We also sell canoes and kayaks.

We are a small business with a very keen and positive team of qualified instructors. We take great pride in bringing the river to life in a fun, interesting and meaningful way. We also love to show people how to have good, safe and simple fun on the water. Tons of laughter guaranteed!

Top-Rated Adventures Near Kilkenny

"These guys are excellent"

We were a family of 5 with 3 smallies (8,6,4) and booked an adhoc trip out today with Charlie and Bloom (the dog). Really super enjoyable few hours canoeing around the barrow and the rapids. I feel like we built a super cool memory today for our kids. Would defo recommend, these guys are excellent.

– jpo · Google Reviews
"Can’t recommend enough"

Booked white water rafting with Charlie and team for a friends stag do. Brilliant craic and Charlie and his team were total professionals who also can have a laugh. Can’t recommend enough. Would definitely return without hesitation

– Paul C. · TripAdvisor Reviews
"Charlie is a fantastic guide"

Had a wonderful time with the family out on the river last weekend. Charlie is a fantastic guide and made the trip really good fun. Will definitely be back again.

– Sean F. · Google Reviews
"The river barrow is a hidden gem"

My wife and I rented a canoe for a days adventure. Charlie was very accommodating and gave us some good tips before we headed off. The river barrow is a hidden gem. Stunning scenery around every bend, whether you’re an experienced canoeist or just out for a relaxing day on the water then “go with the flow” is who you need to contact! Highly recommend, would deffo do this again!

– Conor O. · Google Reviews
"Moments of real shared tranquility"

We met Charlie at Clashganny and he looked after us so well as we enjoyed two hours on the Barrow. It got dark and the scenery and wildlife was wonderful as the light faded. So much fun and moments of real shared tranquility were had.

– Marion143 · TripAdvisor Reviews
"Fantastic couple of hours"

Fantastic couple of hours on the ‘thrills n’ spills’ outing. Charlie’s a great guide and the river section is incredible as you paddle down weirs and move up locks that he floods. Only disappointment was not being able to take his lovely dog Bloom home.

– Rory B. · Google Reviews
"Went above and beyond"

Absolutely Amazing! Charlie really went above and beyond. When we elected to cut our journey short and stay in graignemanagh rather than saint mullins, Charlie was super accommodating and really helped us out. Would easily recommend the barrow journey and also go with the flow specifically. Really made the trip one to remember!

– Karl F. · Google Reviews
"A really great get away"

Booked a 3 day trip with Charlie for the family as something different. And what a great decision it was. We were paddling for a couple of days and it felt like we were away for a week. A really great get away. I would highly recommend it.

– John · TripAdvisor Reviews

Why Go with the Flow?

  • Experienced and friendly instructors
  • Over 25 years of experience
  • Very safe environment
  • All equipment is supplied
  • No experience required
  • Suitable for all ages & abilities (7 years and older)
  • Exceptionally beautiful river trails
  • Over 50,000 happy customers in the last 25 years

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