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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
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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
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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
1  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
1  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
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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
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed 2.5 hour trip last Sunday. Very informative. Skipper knew his history. Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gaye H
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We loved the experience! So relaxed, calm and peaceful. I would recommend this as an outing for anyone wanting some quiet time out. We were pleasantly surprised how comfortable it is, even in not the greatest of weather because the inside is just so warm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LindaMostert
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The day was beautiful. Skipper was very friendly. I took 1 hour trip with my Family, would be interested to take a longer one in the future.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
7 May 2018|
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