Dublin Barge Hire

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    Located on a historic stretch of Dublin’s Grand Canal, Dublin Barge Hire offers a choice of 2 self-catering cruising barges with fully fitted kitchens, a living space, bathroom, and separate bedroom. Dublin's city centre can be reached after a 20-minute walk and variety of restaurants and cafés can be found in the surrounding areas.

    The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is just a 3-minute walk away and hosts well-known musicals, plays and live music. The cruising route begins at Grand Canal Basin and finishes at Percy Place. The journey takes approximately 1 hour each way.

    Important information

    Please note that there is no cruising permitted on the canal from October to March.

    If you would like to cruise the barge to Percy Place you must give 48 hours notice as the Lock Keeper needs to be informed. The cruise takes 2 hours and you must cruise during Lock Keepers hours. There is a charge applicable for cruising the canal. For more information, use the contact details on your Booking Confirmation.

    There is a EUR 250 refundable damage deposit when cruising on the barge. This must be paid in advance.

    There is a EUR 100 refundable damage deposit when guests are only using the barge for accommodation. This must be paid in advance.

    Please note that guests are recommended to park at Q Parking, situated next to the property.

    A 1-hour boating instruction is given to guests wishing to cruise. After this training, guests and staff members will decide whether it is suitable for guests to cruise on their own. A skippered cruise is not available.

    Services & facilities

    • Family
      • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking
      • Designated smoking area
      • Non-smoking rooms
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