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About BargeTrip
Experience the Grand Canal the way it was intended and take a leisurely cruise on a restored traditional Canal Barge. Cruises operate from Sallins Harbour which is only 30 minutes from Dublin city center by train and is located just off the M7 motorway. The barge is available for private charter for groups any day of the week and operates up to 6 scheduled cruises daily at weekends. Kildare is known as the Canals County with 120 km of still waters crossing its landscape and linking its towns and villages. The Captain will give you a unique insight into the life and history of the Grand Canal as it winds its way through the county Kildare countryside. You can choose a short one hour cruise to the Leinster Aqueduct where the canal crosses over the River Liffey, or a 2.5 hour cruise through Digby Lock where you'll experience the workings of an eighteenth century canal lock. There's bar service on-board serving a selection on locally brewed craft beers and in summer there are two 1.5 hour evening cruises to McCreevey's Lock. Afterwards you can enjoy a meal in one of the waterfront restaurants in Sallins village. The M.V. Amo is licensed by the Department of Transport and Tourism for 12 passengers. There’s an outdoor seating on the open decks at the bow and stern and it has a very comfortable interior with ample seating, toilet facilities and a wood-burning stove. Scheduled cruises operate from March to October and advance booking is essential.
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Niamh M wrote a review 6 Sep
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We did the McCreevy Loch cruise last Friday for my husbands birthday. It was fantastic. Ger, the skipper, was very friendly & gave us lots of local information. The boat was great, plenty of space indoor & outdoors. The bar was very well stocked. It was such a relaxing way to spend an evening. Highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Mary C wrote a review 5 Sep
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Such a lovely way to spend a lazy Saturday morning! Mick was an excellent guide and skipper! Would highly recommend 😊
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Emma M wrote a review Aug 2021
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Great trip on the barge with Ger. Just a shame we couldn't have been on it longer. An hour was not nearly long enough. Particularly with the fabulous weather we had that day. Will definitely return and try to book one of the longer trips. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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OrlaDK wrote a review Aug 2021
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Really enjoyed the experience, time goes too fast.Highly recommend it.Free parking on a Saturday. Boat is docked on Naas side of canal.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Marie O Brien wrote a review Aug 2021
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To misquote the song Life is an ocean And love is a boat In Sallins waters Mick kept us afloat We spent a couple of hours on the Sallins/Digby Bridge barge trip yesterday. It is a must for anyone interested in nature, history, geography, engineering, photography and good old fashioned FUN! Family friendly and professionally run. Ferry impressive.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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