After a long (9 months) break I want to back to posting on my blog. I started this blog during the second month of my time in Ireland on the 18th of March 2014. So March is a perfect to started again. And a first place where I took photos 6 years ago was River Barrow. And it is still one of my favourite place in Carlow Town to go for walking and taking the photos. I love taking photos of nature, river and swans which swimming or walking.
Barrow is the second longest river in Ireland that flows for 192 km from the source at Glenbarrow in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the Midlands of Ireland to the sea. The River Barrow traverses the counties of Laois, Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford, which has long been recognized as a unique area of natural beauty with great aesthetic value.
The picturesque banks of the River Barrow offer many attractions for visitors – from walking or cycling trips along the pristine shores, to fishing for herons and kingfishers as well as fishing, sailing and rowing.
The view from the Millennium Bridge is nice, from the left side is Carlow Rowing Club, from the right side is Carlow Town Park.
The Millennium Bridge on the River Barrow in Carlow was opened on 25th of April 2002. The bridge has connected the city of Carlow with Graiguecullen. The Millennium Bridge spans thirty-five meters, begins at the point on the River Barrow at the west end of Cox Lane Street and ends at Graiguecullen where the city park begins (Carlow Town Park).
The Carlow Rowing Club was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest sports clubs in Ireland. The first regatta in Carlow also took place in 1859. Since then, the Club is responsible for one of the most important annual sports events in Carlow County, i.e. the Regatta, which takes place every year during June Bank Holiday and involves teams from all over Ireland.
Rowers preparing for the regatta you can see throughout the spring and summer seasons. I saw them for the first time in February, as soon as I came here, on one of my first walks, but let’s not forget that spring in Ireland begins on the first of February.
Location of River Barrow: