The planned upgrade is to provide a multi-use shared leisure route connecting Lowtown in County Kildare to St. Mullins in County Carlow, a distance of 115km of off-road, flat, accessible, public space. This proposal will further improve access to the beautiful Barrow Way-marked Way to everyone including walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users and families. The trail will pass through the towns of Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown, Athy, Carlow, Leighlinbridge, Bagenalstown, Goresbridge, Graiguenamanagh and St. Mullins. Waterways Ireland anticpates that the upgraded path will become a Blueway.
Becoming a Blueway
Waterways Ireland will work closely with local businesses and tourism providers, to develop the Barrow Way-marked Way into a Blueway destination.
Find out more about Blueways
Barrow Product Development Study
Barrow Line Ecological Survey
Barrow Navigation Ecological Survey
Market Research on the Barrow