The Barrow. Our River Your Journey


To Contact

Blackstairs Eco Trails
T: Mary/Robert White
+ 353 (0) 59 9773849
+ 353 (0) 87 2707189
Co. Carlow

Opening Hours:

Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 12 – 4 p.m.

Rate €35 per person including tea and coffee to start with, a beautiful 2 hour walk followed by delicious home made afternoon tea and identification of specimens.

Blackstairs Eco Trails

Blackstairs Eco Trails will show you the secret life of the Blackstairs – birds, flora, fauna and fungi of the Mount Leinster and River Barrow area. Walk with Mary and Robert to enjoy a truly unique rural experience. Blackstairs Eco Trails aims to show groups, schoolchildren, tourists, visitors from abroad, retired groups, in fact, anybody who would like to know more about the extraordinary but ordinary biodiversity of the Carlow area. Why do bumble bees hover in the soft summer wind at the top of Tomduff Hill? Why do butterflies love a certain lane in south Carlow? Is it the warm stone walls or the sheltered, soft mossy environment of the lane? Come along and find out.


Mary hiking on the Barrow Track in Carlow