Navigate the River Barrow

These maps are your guide to a fantastic canoeing adventure down the majestic River Barrow, Ireland's longest waterway. Complete with distance guide and number of locks from point to point making planning easy for you. Trace your route, identify points of interest, and plan your picnic or camping stops using the information provided. Remember, safety is paramount. Be sure to check river conditions before setting off. Enjoy the journey!

Map Key
  • Hills
  • Castle
  • Large Town
  • Small Town
  • Village
  • Camp
  • Church / Religious Site
  • Lock
Location Distance Location Distance
Monasterevin To Athy


(Average time 6hrs), (NO Locks)
Athy To Carlow


(Average time 5hrs), (5 Locks)
Carlow To Leighlinbridge


(Average time 3hrs), (3 Locks)
Leighlinbridge To Carlow


(Average time 2hrs), (1 Locks)
Bagenalstown To Goresbridge


(Average time 4hrs), (4 Locks)
Goresbridge To Borris


(Average time 3hrs), (4 Locks)
Borris To Graiguennamanagh


(Average time 2.5hrs), (4 Locks)
Graiguennamanagh To St. Mullins


(Average time 3hrs), (4 Locks)
St. Mullins To New Ross


(Average time 4hrs), (0 Locks)

This section is tidal you must catch the tide going out. Look up tides on :

Waterways Ireland Map

A great resource for when you're on the Barrow River