Go with the Flow, River Adventures | Kilkenny Tourism

Go with the Flow, River Adventures


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Looking to get the family active in outdoor activities – then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Go with The Flow brings you adventurous Canoeing trips in Kilkenny. Our unique experience offers you the chance to explore the beautiful countryside of Kilkenny by taking you into beautiful, unspoilt and exciting waterways. Our charismatic instructors will guide you along exclusive trails and show you how to shoot weirs and ride the rapids. We will pass through dramatic landscapes, mysteries wooded valleys and old navigations once used by the Guinness barges to deliver Ireland’s favourite tipple. Bring a picnic, visit the playground of The Incredible Mr Kavanagh and take a swim in tranquil sheltered waters of our favourite remote pools.


Rose Inn Street, Borris, Kilkenny

Beautifully located in a small town on the River Barrow and situated just 20 minutes from Kilkenny city.

Corporate Packages

“A Boat doesn’t move forward if each one is rowing their own way”. Go with the Flow is the perfect adventure for pulling your team together. The perfect opportunity to put down your phones, close your laptops and challenge yourself by experiencing the great outdoors. We offer two corporate packages including;

Discover Whitewater Skills and Thrills 

Duration: 3 hours
8 Challenge Circuit – Map. 
Paddle through Lock System.

  • Clashganny Weir shooting.
  • Shoot Clohastia Weir.
  • Ride Ballykennan Rapids and Waves.
  • Rock Challenge.
  • Wild Swim – defensive swimming.
  • Haydens’ Eel Weir into Hayden’s Rapids.
  • Mount Brandon Double Lock Challenge.
  • Slipstreaming and ferry glide challenge.

Bespoke River Barrow Folklore Trail

Duration: 3 – 6 hours.
Useful for: Reward, new team developed.

  • Meeting/ Finish Point – Clashganny (Transport provided to trail start).
  • Relaxed stress break.
  • Lots of chat, sociable.
  • Bonding.
  • Prices – flexible.

Dublin to Kilkenny Adventure Trail

Duration: 7 Days or call for shorter route.
Paddle and Cycling Tour - €120pp or €249 including B&B Accommodation.

  • Starting point – Dublin city centre cycle along the Grand Canal route leading you through the South of the city and quickly into a more rural setting.
  • Rural cycle path parallels the canal all the way and passes through Dublin Suburbs.
  • Lunch Stop at the village at the Lyons Estate
  • Continue on route to the final resting place of Arthur Guinness nearby.
  • Continue cycle along a traffic free route to the pretty town of Sallins with an abundance of pubs, shops and restaurants
  • Cross over the River Liffey via Leinster Aquaduct and continue onto Robertstown, a beautiful tranquil waterway village.
  • Final destination – cross over at Lowtown to southern branch and finish in Rathdangan for a relaxing night.
  • Next day – we will exchange modes of transport, from here we will continue our journey by Canadian canoe. Taking you down one of the most interesting, intimate and enchanting Waterways in Ireland.
  • Pass through and explore the quant and traditional towns and villages such as Carlow, Leighlingridge, Bagenalstown, Goresbridge and Graignamanagh.
  • Camp wild along the banks nightly or alternatively choose from a multiple of B&B’s along the route.

A pictorial video of what you can expect can be viewed here.

Family Adventures

We have wet and wild whitewater adventures for your family and friends. We specialise in family trips that are tailor made to your needs and inform, educate and open your minds to a whole new world of adrenalin pumping fun. Choose from our lazy day tours where you can float slowly along, bring a picnic and simply relax while taking in the incredible scenic views or try something a little more daring we will shoot the weirs, ride the rapids and even take a thrilling swim down one of the oldest granite rapids in Ireland.


Looking for adventure – something to get your adrenalin pumping? Go with the flow is the perfect solution for stags and hens looking to create the perfect memory and day to remember. We will organise your day so that you and the gang spend at least 3 hours on different stretches of the River Barrow, ranging from white-water spills and thrills to something a little calmer. Choose between open Canoes with two or three in each. Go with the Flow understands that large groups come with natural dare devils willing to jump straight in but of course we take upmost care in ensuring that nervous campers are A-OK!! We never miss a good photo opportunity and we will take some snaps and provide you with a digital photo album that documents your adventure.

Visit http://gowiththeflow.ie for more information and bookings