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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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Emma W wrote a review Sep 2022
County Kildare, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the 1 hour barge trip on a grey, wet, Saturday afternoon and had a really great time! Chris had the little stove lighting for us and was so friendly & very knowledgeable. From the grandparents to the 1 year old, all thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We ate in Lock 13 over the bridge afterwards. Highly recommend for a lovely family afternoon.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Jennifer D wrote a review Sep 2022
Naas, Ireland1 contribution
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I loved the drivers attitude he was very pleasant & had so much information for us, a group of 12 of us ladies & he was great, the experience was so nice and all the history was brilliant, we had a great time, it was well Worth it very relaxing & you could even have a glass of wine if you like,
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Niamh C wrote a review Sep 2022
Dublin, Ireland23 contributions24 helpful votes
A very easy pleasant trip offering a sneak peak into life and times of the canal. Friendly skipper Chris has a great knowledge of the canal history, lots of insight on the wild life and shares it with clear passion (and a bit of humour)!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Lisa wrote a review Sep 2022
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A great afternoon along the canal and aquaduct, Chris the skipper was very helpful and everything went smooth. Would highly recommend. Lisa
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Joan L wrote a review Sep 2022
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Absolutely fantastic time. We all really enjoyed our trip to the Leinster Aqueduct. Christy, who looked after us was great, very knowledgeable. This was our second trip and will definitely be back to do another trip next year.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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