Barrow River Trail 2


Scientist and journalist Mary Mulvihill has chosen to walk, cycle and canoe the River Barrow in Co.Carlow.


Mary Mulvihil

Mary Mulvihill takes a scenic journey along the banks of the River Barrow all the way from Leighlinbridge to St Mullins. Her walk allows her to meet many local historians and folklore experts and she enjoys some cycling and kayaking as she goes. The River Barrow, Ireland’s second longest river, there are many places to start your walk along the River Barrow, we have chosen Leighlinbridge to St.Mullins which should take you the best part of a day.

Easy national waymarked trail

This section is 30km

Estimated Time
This can be broken into different lengths, it is completed here by path and by canoe and takes 6 hours.

Terrain underfoot
Footpath, towpath, trail, canoe

Total Height Climbed

Suitable for
Everyone depending on length and activity chosen.

Dogs under effective control allowed, please always clean up after your dog.

How to get to start point
Ample parking along the river at Leighlinbridge.