Graiguenemanagh, River Barrow
Graig, for short, is located alongside the River Barrow and is a well used boating stop. When we were there the river had plenty of boats moored with lots of people messing about in them.
There are two places to swim here, almost side by side. Unusually, the first spot has diving boards where young people can dive in and mess about. And then a bit further down the river there is a small area for swimming where lifeguards are located in the summer.
We can’t vouch for the cleanliness but the soft, river water was very refreshing when we swam there on a hot day in July.
Access seems ok for buggies, but not wheelchairs.
As well as the lifeguards there are toilets and changing rooms near to the diving boards. Credit to the local swimming club who are involved in maintaining this attractive amenity.
Directions: Coming from Dublin take the M 9 for Waterford . Then take Exit 6 and get on the R705 for Bagenalstown. Stay on this road which will lead you to Graig. At the end of the town take a left turn just before you cross the river bridge and this will lead you to the diving boards.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 68