The Barrow. Our River Your Journey

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Athy Historic Town Walk

Athy may have been named for a Munster chieftain killed in the 2nd century, but the Kildare town is today a peaceful heritage haven, with official status as a Heritage …

Glenbarrow

Glenbarrow, Co. Laois

The River Barrow rises at Glenbarrow in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Its major attraction is the Clamphole Waterfalls and there is a beautiful woodland walk from the nearby car park …

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Building the Barrow Navigation

An example of a lock and a lateral canal section on the Barrow Navigation at Clashganny In 1537 an act of parliament was passed referring to the river Barrow which …

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Heritage Boats of the Barrow

Bolinders The Bolinder company was founded in Stockholm by the teenage brothers Karl and Jean Bolinder in 1832. They first produced components for steam engines, railways and sawmill machinery. In …

The Barrow River Head

The Barrow River Head

The sculpture was the work of Edward Smyth for James Grandon’s Custom House Building in Dublin, and considered by many to be Ireland’s greatest architectural masterpiece of the 18th century. It …

River Barrow Scenery

Barrow Navigation Timeline

Chronological History of the Barrow Line of the Grand Canal 1751 Establishment of Commissioners of Inland Navigation. 1756 Work commenced on the Grand Canal Scheme. 1763 Thomas Omer, engineer, reported …

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Cots

Graignamanagh is home to fine examples of fishing and racing cots.  The origin of the Barrow cot is snap net fishing, a unique fishing technique for catching salmon, indigenous to …

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