Bagenalstown

Bagenalstown

Bagenalstown Outdoor Pool and River Swimming Area August 2010 We don't have half enough outdoor pools in Ireland so the heated outdoor pool in Bagenalstown is to be welcomed and commended. The pool is run by Bagenalstown Swimming Club and is an excellent facility, well maintained , with changing rooms and showers. The pool is open June to September with visitors welcomed alongside members. A few hundred metres down the road is another swimming spot, located at a weir on the impressive River Barrow. Access into the water is down a wide new slipway. The river water here is dark and cool and nice to swim in. But you need to be careful as the weir is close by. If the water is flowing anyway fast it looks like a place to be avoided. This area is well maintained with a nice green area and a small number of parking spaces. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months Directions Β View Larger Map From Carlow you travel on the M9 and take exit 6 signposted Leighlinbridge. You travel on this R705 road and the outdoor pool is on your right hand side just before you come to Bagenalstown. Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 61 Β  [...]

St Mullins

St Mullins

St Mullins August 2010 St Mullins is a lovely village located near to the River Barrow. The area near the river is very well maintained with lots of green space, picnic tables and public toilets. Down along the river there is a nice cafΓ© and from here you can walk the Barrow Way back to Carlow if you have the energy. Access to the water is best done from stone steps just across from the cafΓ©. You can stand at the bottom of the steps here and launch yourself in. The water is cool and dark and refreshing. The Barrow is a large river and you would want to be careful swimming here if there is any kind of a decent flow to the water. All in all a lovely spot for a swim. Directions Β View Larger Map From Carlow take the M9 and then exit 6. Follow the R705 to Borris and then you take the R729 which leads to New Ross. At the village of Glynn watch out for a right turn signposted St. Mullins. Β  [...]

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