Upper Liffey Expedition


What is it?

We’re going on an incredible 13km paddle adventure through the river Liffey starting in Straffan and finishing in Celbridge in Co. Kildare. We’ll be winding our way through fields and towns, over rapids and weirs, taking in our famous river from a whole new angle. 

It’s an amazing experience for adventure lovers, read on for all the details!


1 Person Upper Liffey Expedition



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The Location

  • We’ll meet in Celbridge in Co. Kildare at 10am opposite Christchurch.Christ Church
  • The starting point for our SUP is a small slipway beside the Straffan Bridge an 11 minute drive away. We can take you there with a couple of trips in the vans so you don’t have to drive back up-river after the trip. Straffan Bridge   
  • At the end of the trip we’ll arrive at Castletown Beach in Celbridge, a very short walk from where we parked. Beach Castletown

The Details

  • Once we arrive at the starting point there’ll be a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, board and paddle ready for the adventurers. 
  • When we’re all set up and ready to go we’ll set off downriver and use the gentle flow of the Liffey to help us paddle the meandering 13 kilometers back to Celbridge. 
  • We’ll encounter a couple of obstacles enroute, including two weirs and some small sections of rapids that have to be negotiated. 
  • We’re going to leave our clothes and other belongings in the van at the starting point so the van will bring them back down to Celbridge for us to change when we’re finished.
  • The ride down the Liffey should take around three hours. 
  • We don’t have any changing facilities there so be prepared to change out in the world or in the back of one of our vans. 
  • We unfortunately don’t have any toilet facilities there so this is something to consider before you join us. There will be opportunities to jump into a field or bush if nature calls!
  • We’ll be out for quite a while so its important to be well fuelled up. We will provide a few snacks and drinks at the start & finish, but we recommend bringing a sandwich or two and some water for along the way.

Need help? Give us a shout

Phone: +353 83 012 3689

Email: sup@bigstyle.ie