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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...more
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Sallins, Ireland
+353 87 646 5465
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely trip last Saturday, to the viaduct, juts 4 of us from a local meet up group, we followed this with dinner nearby. Super day, fabulous guide, and very relaxing afternoon. Will be back with family for a full day trip later in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TheresaW27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our grandchildren on the 1hr trip over the leinster aquaduct during the feb. mid term break and we had a great time. The trip coincided with our 6 year old grandsons birthday and he reckoned he got the best birthday present ever. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

We recently had the pleasure of being on board as a family to celebrate a birthday. It was lovely to have everyone from the grandparents down to the grandchildren in the same place. Ger was very easy to deal with and even helped me organise...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claire R
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We had the pleasure to go on this trip Sunday 14th October as locals we walk the canal regularly but it was delightful to see the canal from another view. Mick our skipper was excellent and we will be returning to do the longer trips

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 116fifi1970
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful barge cruise, we were looked after so well. The pot belly stove was keeping everyone so cosy. Our captain was very knowledgable about the area and made us feel very welcome. Great craic & a definite must do when in Sallins....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Pris120673
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I t was just obvious, that I'll take the kids to the Barge trip, on our visit to Ireland. Our 2.5 hours trip, to Digby lock was just perfect. The weather was on our side, as well. The kids got the chance to try their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Alefbet1
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and i spent a lovely Sunday afternoon on the canal..the barge was extremely comfortable with a nice friendly relaxing atmosphere. Our tour guide was very interesting and gave the perfect amount of information and couldn't be more helpful. Highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank laurashortall
Reviewed 24 September 2018

What a wonderful, relaxing thing to do! As soon as you step on board, the calm just sets in. There is something so epical about being on water. The wood burning stove was on, gin and tonics were served and it was just the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank millyj1975
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Spent 2.5 hours relaxing on a Sunday morning , the crew were amazing, friendly, knowledgeable....a way to enjoy and see the grand canal....a must

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MadSheM
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Spent a relaxed and really interesting 2.5 hours travelling to Digby Lock via the Liffey Aqueduct and back. Really friendly and well informed crew gave us the history of the canal as well as a great insight into the engineering that still makes it work...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kenjokob
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22 March 2019|
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Response from Philip M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Its lovely and cosy inside, home from home
30 July 2018|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
I had booked the barge online for a Saturday with mum then had to change it to the Saturday after due to unforeseen circumstances . I phoned the owner Ger Loughlin. He was very accommodating and sent new email tickets having... More
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