River Barrow Video

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RTE video from 1979 – A trip by barge on the River Barrow with Fergus O’Gorman and his guide, retired skipper Tom Anderson. In this extract from the programme ‘Breathing Space’ Fergus O’Gorman describes the development and then the neglect of the river as a waterway. Tom Anderson talks about his working life on the water. This episode of ‘Breathing Space’ was broadcast on 3 December, 1979. http://www.rte.ie/archives/2014/1203/664304-down-the-barrow-line/

Dick Warner’s (RIP) classic series from RTE 1994 at Milford. There are other episodes on YouTube:

Great footage & stills of the working barges from St Mullins, New Ross etc:

St Mullins:

Epic journey along the Barrow from St Mullins, filmed for a party of Newfoundland visitors on Larry’s barge (so it’s a bit long). Testimonial: “This is wonderful – I am going to send on to all the Canadian visitors” Eileen O’Rourke, CEO, Carlow Tourism

Clashganny (above)

St. Mullins Lock

Milford, Co Carlow

Goresbridge area, in the bleak midwinter !

New: Save The Barrowline video, narrated by Olivia O’Leary:


Starling murmuration in Co. Kilkenny. Not strictly in the Barrow Valley but I’ve seen them in Kiltealy, Co. Carlow.


All Video filmed by James Burke. See more Barrow videos here