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Pure Adventure


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Pure Adventure

Pure Adventure is based in the heart of the Barrow Valley in the Picturesque Village of Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Pure Adventure is a family run business that is built on a passion for the outdoors and for water sports and our mission is to share our passion with our visitors, giving you a great experience and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Pure Adventure offers a range of Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Hill Walking activities to suit all ages and abilities. All equipment is supplied and all guides are fully qualified and highly experienced.


Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Facilities and Services

Our Half day (3 hour) Kayak/Canoe tour
This tour is our most popular trip taking in a full experience of the river Barrow. Paddling through the wooded valley, stepping back in time to experience how the Lock/Navigation system works and enjoying the thrill of the weirs and rapids. Hear stories of when the river was used as a motorway and how goods travelled along the system; spot the elusive kingfisher bird or an otter out hunting for its dinner.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding session (2 hours)
Take in all sights and sounds of the stunning Barrow valley while standing on a SUP board. This is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and the perfect way to chill out and feel at one with nature, we will travel along the beautiful wooded valley and get a true sense of wilderness and peace. The perfect sport for everyone all ages, all abilities and all levels of experience. 

Full day and Multi day trips
These trips are very much designed to suit your group. We can tailor the day to your groups expectations, wishes and to suit your ability. 

Copper Coast Kayak tours
Our sea kayaking tours take place in the sea side resort of Tramore, Co. Waterford. These tours are all about discovering and exploring the coastline paddling through the caves and Tunnels that litter the coast ducking under the arches and around the sea stacks. Lots of sea life can be seen along the way and if its the right season we might even catch a few fish along the way. These trips are 3 hours long. 

Full day hill walking tours
Our Guided hill walking days take place around the Barrow valley utilising the upland areas of the valley such as Brandon hill, Blackstairs Mountains or Mount Leinster.  These days are specific to your needs/abilities and expectations. 

For all of our water sports we supply all equipment needed all you need to bring with you is some swimwear and footwear you don’t mind getting wet.

Our Guides/Instructors
All our Guides/Instructors are highly qualified and experienced.

  • Half day (3 hour) Kayak /Canoe tours
  • Full day (5-6 hour) Kayak/Canoe Tours
  • Multi day Kayak/Canoe Journeys 
  • 2 hour Stand Up Paddle Boarding Sessions
  • Half day Copper coast Kayak Tours
  • Full day hill walking tours

What Makes Us Unique

  • The Perfect location to lose yourself for afew hours and just enjoy nature and our beautiful countryside. 
  • Small groups to give you the best experience possible 
  • Family run business with a passion for the outdoors and sharing our passion with our visitors. 

Who We Cater For

Pure Adventure caters for the following:

  • Families
  • Friends
  • Individuals
  • Hens/Stag parties
  • Youth/Scout groups
  • Teams
  • Corporate groups
  • & More

Contact Information