Barges on the Barrow.

A roving festival on the water, Barges on the Barrow is the ultimate unique, boutique small scale pop-up festival. Follow the barges as they wind their way from South Carlow to Carlow town. Bring a picnic to an encounter with boats, music sessions, riverside performances, walks, talks and food, with the Barrow River as the star of the show.

As the Barrow makes her way through Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Laois and Kildare, we will be on the river connecting the  spoken word element of Carlow Arts Fetival – the Borris Festival of Literature and Ideas to The Big Weekender in Carlow Town.

Bring your boat, canoe, bike, picnics and swimming togs.

Stop offs on the banks

Tuesday June 14th – Graiguenamanagh/Tinnahinch

Wednesday 15th – Gorebridge

Thursday 16th – Carlow town

“there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Kenneth Graham, The Wind in the Willows