Upper Liffey Adventure

Have you ever wondered what lies further upstream on the river Liffey?

Our Upper Liffey Adventure takes place on the section of river above Leixlip reservoir. The trip begins in the scenic rural village of Straffan and finishes at Salmon Leap Canoe Club in Leixlip.

This section is the crown jewel of the Liffey Valley. Far away from the suburbs of Dublin the river winds it's way through a fantastic natural landscape of greenery and woodlands know locally as 'The Jungle'. Long the way you will encounter a number of weirs, countless rapids and see some of the most stunning sights the Valley has to offer. The trip finishes at Leixlip reservoir just outside Leixlip village. A shuttle bus service to the get in and get points from our base in Mill Lane.


*Please note that due to the distance involved, this trip is not suitable for beginners. Those wishing to undertake this trip should have previous kayaking experience and a moderate level of fitness.

3 - 4.5 Hours

Ages 14+

Shuttle Bus

Changing Facilities

Outstanding Views

Experience Required

Whats Included?

We provide all of the necessary equipment including a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, cag and footwear. All you need to bring is swimwear for under your wetsuit and a towel for after your shower. Our expert guides accompany all of our trips ensuring your comfort and safety from start to finish.

We use a fleet of Dagger Katana kayaks for all of our tours. A range of sizes means that we have a good fit for everyone.

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