Activities in Carlow

Carlow makes an excellent base for your holiday stay with superb golf, walking, river and sporting facilities. The County has it all in a variety of splendid locations, within the town, in unspoilt rural countryside and in peaceful riverside and garden areas.

Boat Trips

Take boat trip on the beautiful river Barrow with as it flows through County Carlow. Trips are by booking only, are 1hr, 3hr or 5hr in duration and run throughout the Irish summer, April to October. Witness the wildlife that thrive in this unique environment and that have shared the waterways with man for thousands of years. Be sure to bring your camera as you'll have the opportunity to capture some very unique views and remote areas of county Carlow.

Contact: Cliff Reid

Tel: +353 87 2061999



The Dome Family Entertainment Centre

Carlow Business Park, Sleaty Roundabout, Graiguecullen, Carlow.
Tel: 059-9141555.
The first of its kind in the country, the new family entertainment centre has proved highly popular with both young and old alike. The new centre features a state-of-the-art computerised 12-lane bowling alley and automated bumpers.
Other activities include an 8,000 square feet children’s play and activity area, water bumpers, pool tables, Open: 7 days per week 9.00 a.m. until midnight.

Southern County Fishing Resort

Southern Country Fishing Resort is located in Milltown, Co. Carlow and has something to offer the whole family. From taking the custom built train around the park, to petting the animals and fishing some of the biggest lakes in Leinster. There is something for all the family to do.
Open 7 days a week. TeL:0599157773


Go-With-The-Flow River Adventures

Tel: 087-2529700
Go with the Flow River Adventures invites you to experience the River Barrow from a different perspective as you navigate your canoe through playful rapids on an unforgettable river safari. If you feel like an adventure, wish to shoot the weirs or have splash battles with your friends then a river safari is an ideal way to spend an afternoon or day. Qualified river guides will supervise the inexperienced through the natural beauty of the Barrow Valley. Expect fun, laughter and excitement.


Mount Leinster is an internationally renowned location for hang-gliding and a multi-directional site. Whether you are a spectator or enjoy participating, this venue provides a most enjoyable day’s entertainment with colourful take offs set against fabulous scenery. Most Sundays from March to October.

Horse Riding

Carrigbeg Riding Stables

Carrigbeg, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.
Tel: 059-9721962
Contact: Susan Patterson BHSII
Riding lessons available for children and adults from beginners to competition level. Features indoor and outdoor arena and cross country course. Cross country jumping for experienced riders. No trekking. Advance booking essential. Location; 5km from Bagenalstown, 800 metres off the R724 to Myshall. Signposted. Open: 02.01.05 – 22.12.05. Closed Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays and August Bank Holiday week.


The Ivy Rooms

Barrowvalley Retail Park, Carlow .
Tel: 059-9137714.
Full sized snooker tables and 3 American pool tables. Venue for the 2004 National Championship and World U-21. Cafe serving hot and cold meals all day. Open; 9a.m. – late 7 days per week. Booking facility available.