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The River Barrow 

The second longest river in Ireland, the River Barrow is a bustling, colourful navigation. The river runs for 192 km from its source in Glenbarrow in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the midlands of Ireland to the sea. The Barrow has long been recognised as a unique area of great natural beauty with high amenity value, traversing the counties of Laois, Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.

The Barrow is a bustling river with a wealth of activities for the visitor to enjoy – from walking or cycling along the unspoilt Barrow Towpath, to catching the regular spottings of herons and kingfishers along its banks and fishing, boating and canoeing.

All attractions featured are within 5km of the river bank.

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