Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois

Another very picturesque place on The Barrow Way is Clogrennan Lock (known locally as Lanigan’s Lock) in County Laois. It is a beautiful spot to go for a walk, very close to Carlow Town (3,8 km), offered bautifull views.

Location on the banks of the River Barrow makes it a common fishing spot. In particular, the stretch of river where the small canal rejoins the Barrow, locally as Lanigans Lock, is known for trout fishing and was a swimming spot although Laois County Council have posted signs warning of the dangers of swimming in the water here. A walkway known as the Barrow track runs from Milford, downriver of Ballyhide through this area and into Carlow Town.

There is a lovely walk along the grassy towpath to Clogrennan Lock. The boundary hedgerow supports a diversity of species including Guelder-rose, Spindle and Hazel, all of which produce an autumn fruit crop for birds and animals. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the brightly coloured Kingfisher who makes his home along these banks. Beyond the fields hills rise to shelter the valley. At Clogrennan House, the ruins of a Butler Castle are incorporated into the gateway as turrets. There is excellent parking at Clogrennan Lock. – Source: www.barrowline.ie

Location of Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois:


Below my photos of Clogrennan Lock taken in March 2021.

Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois
Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois

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