Welcome to Blackstairs Eco Trails

Mary White hiking on the Barrow Track in Carlow Photo: Tony Maher

Mary hiking on the Barrow Track in Carlow Photo: Tony Maher

Want to discover the secret life of the Blackstairs Mountains in County Carlow, Ireland? Want to know more about birds, flora, fungi, mammals and butterflies of the Blackstairs mountains and the River Barrow? We’ll lead you on an unhurried, relaxing eco walk – low hills to no hills!


The Blackstairs Eco Trail 2 hour tour

A fully guided walk to suit all ages, through the lovely lanes, lowlands, bogs and streams of the Blackstairs mountain area and the River Barrow, Co. Carlow, Ireland. Walk with Mary and Robert to enjoy a unique rural experience – see our Tour page for more details.
Blackstairs flora and fauna


Blackstairs Eco Trails aims to show groups, schoolchildren, tourists, visitors from abroad, retired groups, in fact, anybody who would like to know more about the extraordinary but ordinary biodiversity of the Blackstairs. Why do bumble bees hover in the soft summer wind at the top of Tom Duff Hill? Why do butterflies love a certain lane in South Carlow? Is it the warm stone walls or the sheltered ,soft mossy environment of the lane?

Blackstairs Ec Trails Xmas Voucher

What’s the alternative gift this Spring ? A Blackstairs Ecotrails Gift Voucher @ €35. Let’s go walking!

Come on a Blackstairs Eco trail tour to find out and enjoy this beautiful unspoilt area of Ireland.  Book a walking tour today with Blackstairs Ecotrails.

Blackstairs Eco Trails is a wholly owned Irish Family Enterprise.