||The river Barrow towpath offers visitors
endless opportunities to test their skills in the art of Angling
for trout, salmon, and many species of coarse fish. Over 17 miles of
unspoilt and under fished river awaits you. Graiguenamanagh has been a
past venue for the Embassy Open Angling Championship and extensive
facilities exist for the angler. Bait, tackle and sound advice are all
Brandon lake is a fine example of local enterprise, offering good lake
fishing and an alternative venue if the lake is in flood. The river Nore
is another major anglers attraction, especially for dry flyfishing. The
section between Inistioge and Thomastown provides some of the best
locations - a car trip of 20 minutes will get you there.
Facilities exist for Canoeing and Boating on the river
Barrow at Graiguenamanagh. A boatslip is provided on the quay. Barge hire
service is available from Valley Boats, Barrow Lane, Graiguenamanagh (Tel.
00 353-503-24 945).
For anyone interested in Golf Graiguenamanagh is at the centre
of the South East sunshine circuit. It is within easy reach of Mount
Juliet, Borris, Carlow and Enniscorthy golf courses.
The glory of Graiguenamanagh is the lush beautiful countryside that
surrounds it. Judge for yourself by seeing it - and the only way to take
in all aspects of the wonders of nature is by walking. This is an
exceptionally good area for wildlife and, if you are lucky, you may see an
otter, stoat, mink, fox, badger or cormorant, as well as regulars such as
swans, waterhens, grey herons, dippers, and kingfishers. These also
attract a dazzling array of butterflies.
Brandon hill is the highest point in County Kilkenny and it has as many
walks as you can want. You can walk the length and range of Brandon,
emerging around Inistioge.