Water Activities

Barge Trips

Kildare has many miles of canals and what better way to experience the county's beautiful landscape than to take a barge trip on its tranquil waterways?


Rent My Barge
Donadea, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 296 7112.

Based at Lock 15, Kilcock, RentmyBarge offers the chance to rent, Anam Cara, a family owned barge for hire. For a unique holiday experience with very little boating experience required, the chance to skipper your own barge promises unique and memorable holiday for people with all and any interests.


Sallins, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 646 5465.

Why not experience over 250 years of history in just an hour or two by taking one of Bargetrip.ie's three scheduled canal cruises?  Visitors can relax while listening to stories of Great Famine escapes and Landed Gentry or just sit at the helm with a drink while soaking up the tranquil Kildare countryside.


Athy Boat Tours
Athy, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 433 5350.

Based in the South of the county, Athy Boat Tours offer many different options to suit every one. Their cruises, which are from one to five hours long run over the Grand Canal and the Barrow Line. All situations are catered for such as corporate events, parties and meetings.



Canoe & Polo Clubs

For those who like to enjoy the canals in a more energetic fashion, there's always canoeing! Kildare has a good supply of canoe clubs and there is even a water polo club in Kilcock, in the north of the county.


Athy Rowing and Canoeing

Monasterevin Road, Athy, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 85 139 3478
Email: athyrowingandcanoeing@gmail.com.



Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club

Aylmer Bridge, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 234 4 276
Email: cpaddlers@hotmail.com.



Kilcock Canoe Polo Club

Kilcock, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00 353 87 645 0544
Email: secretary@kilcockcanoepoloclub.com





Salmon Leap Canoe Club

Barnahll, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Email: salmonleapracing@gmail.com.


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