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BargeTrip

Sallins, Ireland
+353 87 646 5465
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Water, wild flowers and Herons !

If you want to spend a couple of hours relaxing nothing can beat the barge trip from Sallins to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerry C
Ma's birthday trip

Had a great trip today on the digby barge trip. Ger was very friendly and full knowledge about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael d
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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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“lovely trip” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sallins, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to spend a couple of hours relaxing nothing can beat the barge trip from Sallins to Digby Lock....the wild flowers along the canal edges are lovely and on our trip we were lucky enough to see two herons in flight close to...More

Thank Gerry C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great trip today on the digby barge trip. Ger was very friendly and full knowledge about the history of the canal which made the trip.we all really enjoyed it and will make another booking soon.

Thank michael d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the barge trip from Sallins, Co Kildare, to Digby Lock. For starters on arrival there was car parking available, and with a ticket from the Barge company, no payment was necessary, great start. The trip was very good value, it was 2.5 hrs, which...More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly skipper , good place for a lazy sunday before evening meal , 1.5h relaxing interesting trip. There is a mini bar with wine , minerals reasonable prices. Overall good experience well recommended if you nearby, trip started at 5pm and finiahed 6.30pm.

1  Thank Dajana T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meandearing along the grand canal on this barge trip was just perfect and so so nice. Very informative.

1  Thank Caroline O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing and enjoyable time spent chugging slowly along the canal with friends. Seeing kingfisher, heron, dragonflies and many fish added to the experience. A pub lunch completed the day.

1  Thank WicklowSnapper
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous way to spend a sunny Saturday evening followed by lovely food in Lock 13. Great way to see more of our country side from a completely different angle! We will be back!

1  Thank Nichola N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mick and Monica were very kind and really helped my group and I enjoy the informative and unique trip. The availability of drinks on board were a nice treat. An enjoyable and unique perspective to view the countryside. A lovely way to spend a lingering...More

1  Thank M L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the 1 hour ride to the Leinster Aqueduct. It was a nice, peaceful ride. The water is smooth and you get to enjoy looking out at nature. Its also fun to see all of the other barges on the river -- some of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely wonderful relaxing morning out. This was gift for my Mam’s birthday, something she’s wanted to do for a while and it lived up to the expectations. Booking was simple and fast. Crew were knowledgeable, welcoming and just really lovely. Thank you to bargetrip.ie...More

1  Thank Amanda F
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Carrie G
21 May 2018|
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Response from BargeSkipper | Property representative |
Hi Carrie. No problem wit a private charter cruise in November. The wood burning stove will be on and there will be hot drinks at the bar. email me using the contact page on the website and we can get you booked in. Ger
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judithrooke
7 May 2018|
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Response from BargeSkipper | Property representative |
Hi Judith, Nothing scheduled on a Tuesday. We run the scheduled trips Thurs to Sunday. We can do a midweek private charter but need advance notice. Ger
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judithrooke
6 May 2018|
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Response from BargeSkipper | Property representative |
Hi. The 1.5 hour departs at 5 pm on May 7th. See website for booking. All the best, Ger
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