About Kilkenny Eco Tours

Thomastown to Inistioge by Water

Kilkenny Eco Tours offers day and half day ecotourism canoe tours on a  picturesque stretch of the River Nore between Thomastown and Inistioge, and from Inistioge down river to the quay at Ballinagot. Co. Kilkenny. If you are easy going and like boats and soft adventure as well as learning about ecology and history, Kilkenny Eco Tours is for you! Book today and enjoy the feeling of knowing that you are engaging in a low-impact ecotourism activity that is one of the most sustainable ways of exploring your surroundings.

What are ecotourism canoe tours in Kilkenny all about ?

Tour itineraries are flexible and can include more, or less adventure, environmental or other activities depending on the interests of the group. Up to 16 people can be accommodated ( 2 or 3 per boat) , however larger groups can also be facilitated once adequate notice is provided.

Half Day  tours € 53 for adults and € 31.80 for children ( 14 and younger). Full day tour € 84.80 for Adults and € 53 for children.

Half Day Tours ( Duration 5 hours ) Fitness level : Easy

Thomastown to Inistioge 10 am and 2 pm

Inistioge to Ballinagot 10 am and 2 pm


Full day tour ( Duration 8 hours ) Fitness Level : Moderate

Thomastown to Ballinagot 10 pm

Buses and Trains arrive in Thomastown from Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford. Earlier Buses and Trains arrive in time for the Full Day and Half Tours from Thomastown,and later ones arrive in and around 12 noon in time for the Half Day Tour . You’ll be back in Thomastown for the evening bus/train home.See Bus Éireann, Kavanagh’s Coaches, Kilbride Coaches and Irish Rail time tables for specific times. Also https://getthere.ie. Inistioge, our other departure location is an 8 km taxi ride from Thomastown, (Nore Cabs and Thomastown Cabs)
See further information on what to wear and bring along in the Frequently Asked Questions and there is also a map showing the meeting point on the Contact Us page.  For bookings or enquiries, call Mike on (083) 4448204 or email kilkennyecotours@gmail.com

Above, Thomastown to Inistioge, Below Inistioge to Ballinagot.

(Source : Sim Tracey and Tom Dack )