Visiting Muine Bheag

Join us in Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown) Co. Carlow between the Barrow and the Blackstairs for a week of celebration of all that is good in Irish Culture. As co-hosts, the annual Bagenalstown Summer Madness festival will include a week of activities for all the family including swimming and fishing competitions, vintage funfair, puppet shows, canoeing, history and biodiversity talks and lots more family fun. In partnership with the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland and Waterways Ireland we present


Over the weekend 13th to 15th July. We are currently updating this website and will have more information in the coming weeks. Email for general enquiries.

How To Find Us

Muine Bheag town is located at the heart of Ireland and is approximately 100km from the capital city of Dublin (1hr, 24mins). The Barrow, which runs through Muine Bheag, is now navigable and holiday cruisers and barges are a regular carrier of tourists and visitors from various areas.