Whether you are a seasoned canoeist, or you have never set foot on a boat, enjoying a few hours on the water with family or friends is the most satisfying experience you can imagine. From tranquil lakes, gently meandering rivers, to white water adventures, choose a canoe or kayak experience in Kilkenny this Summer!
Take an easy paddle upriver with Riverbend Adventure in the peace and tranquility of the river Nore where you will learn some of Kilkenny’s rich history and wildlife. Pass old sites including former Kilkenny College, Kilkenny Castle, St Johns Bridge, The Carnegie Library, Former Smithwick’s Brewery with a view of St Canice’s Cathedral. Learn about the use of water power for Kilkenny industry and float down leisurely taking in Kilkenny from the river.
Go With the Flow
Go with the Flow is an award winning company that offers incredible trails, eco safaris and white-water adventures in Kilkenny and Carlow. Choose from the traditional Canadian canoes, kayaks or new river surfers. Qualified guides with years of experience will help you all the way. Choose thrilling white-water adventures or a safari trail through wild and wonderful natural valleys that offer wild swimming and a host of interesting features like ancient oak woods, old navigation channels, weirs to shoot and rapids to ride.
Paddle your own canoe
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? Paddle your own canoe offers you the opportunity to rent a canoe and camping gear and organise your multi day trip down the River Barrow.
With trails between Monasterevin and New Ross it is possible to paddle for up to six days passing through beautiful countryside, villages, towns and historical sites
Explore the Rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir and the Waterford coastline by kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board with Pure Adventure.
Based in the heart of the Barrow Valley in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny and on the Beaches of The Copper Coast on the Waterford Coastline, Pure Adventure offers you the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the rivers and Coastline of the South East of Ireland.
Castlecomer Discovery Park Boating
Visitors to Castlecomer Discovery Park can enjoy leisurely boating activities on the larger of our two picturesque lakes, in our stunning natural woodland setting. The lakes are surrounded by a variety of magnificent trees, and you can admire the backdrop of the beautiful recently restored 17th century stone bridge.
Our boating activities give you the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our 80-acre woodland. So whether you’re after a fast-paced or leisurely cruise around the lake you can still fit in some exercise while having fun on our Pedal boats and Canadian canoes!
The Watershed is THE sports and leisure facility in Kilkenny and one of Ireland’s finest. Enjoy the extensively equipped Pool and Fitness Gym facilities where you can take a dip in the 25m Fina Standard Swimming Pool and follow this with a visit to the Health Suite with Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. Or perhaps work out for fitness or pleasure in our Gym where an experienced staff member will be on hand to offer instruction and advice.
Young children will love the Toddler Fun Pool with aqua play features and The Watershed also run a popular Multi-Activity Camp programme specially developed for children of primary school age, throughout the school holiday periods – the ideal way to keep your children active and entertained while you take part in some local retail therapy or sightseeing.