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My family all went as it was my son's girlfriend from Australia first trip to Ireland it was lovely. Was enjoyed by all

Excellent had finger food and mulled wine on boat,had Christmas music Playing we all enjoyed my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Breda R
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Lovely trip down the canal on a barge boat. Beautiful sunny day . Suitable for teenagers and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorraineshortt
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent had finger food and mulled wine on boat,had Christmas music Playing we all enjoyed my parents are 70 myself and husband are 40s son and girlfriend 20s my nieces from 18 down to 2 fun evening

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip down the canal on a barge boat. Beautiful sunny day . Suitable for teenagers and adults. Trip was 1.5 hours long which was perfect for us .sallins is a lovely town a x not far from maynooth

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat for a small charge, we spent an hour aboard barge trip in Sallins and it was fantastic, so relaxing and easy. the skipper was great and answered all the kids questions!! We stopped at the aqueduct and were given a small talk...More

Thank Elizabeth N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was lovely for our trip this morning. It was so relaxing and lovely to sit on deck and watch the world going by. We went from Sallins to Digby Lock and had our dinner in Lock 13 afterwards. I would recommend this trip...More

Thank Kathleen L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely way to spend a couple of hours with pals. The barge takes 12 people max. and is very comfortable. The guys were very knowledgable about the area and lovely to deal with. Highly recommend the Digby Lock trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought a gift voucher for my wife for Christmas and we couldn't wait to use it. Sallins itself is a small village with a few nice restaurants but the Grand Canal makes it. Some lovely walks along the canal. The Bargetrip barge was moored...More

Thank Kevin1812
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely morning for a barge trip , even a dull day won’t put a dampener on it and you even get to taste the amazing craft beers made fresh from kildare brewing co in lock 13 in sallins

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I booked online on Sunday morning for that afternoons trip, but as the weatherr improves more advance planning may be necessary. I had been in contact re messenger asking questions about the trip prior and messages were answered promptly and with great detail. We had...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Thanks Ger and team for a wonderful trip. We had a very enjoyable day and would recommend it to anyone. Next trip to the Shannon please.

Thank Pauline B
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went on the barge trip on Saturday morning the 7th.What a beautiful moment in time we experienced. Sailing down the canal is so different from walking beside it.. Listening to the history of the waterways from how they were built to all that happened...More

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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Elena, Thanks for a wonderful review and thanks for recommending us to friends! Hope to see you onboard again. 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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