Barge Trips on Grand Canal
Barge Trips on Grand Canal offer a real treat for families and groups with the opportunity to cruise along Ireland’s famous inland waterways.
Beginning from the inland harbour village of Sallins, the skippered traditional canal cruises through beautiful Kildare countryside stir so many stories to life. Cruising for just an hour or two on the Grand Canal, you’ll travel through 250 years of history: through locks, bridges and aqueduct. While ducks and swans swim, and kingfishers and dragonflies dart, you can relax with a drink while you glide through time.
Barge trips take place aboard a traditional authentic restored canal barge licensed for 12 passengers with cruises available from March to October each year. There are outdoor seats on the open decks at the bow and stern and it has a very comfortable interior with ample seating, toilet facilities, wood burning stove and a bar serving delicious local craft beers and more!
Sallins is a food village with Gastro Pub, Fine Dining and Café options all on the waterfront!
“From the start the whole family had a brilliant time. The package is a wonderful experience, great service and friendly too. The scenery along the canal is outstanding and barging is the way to see it.” Sinead – Dublin
Bargetrip.ie is hugely popular and is the perfect way to experience one of Ireland’s hidden gems right on Dublin’s doorstep. You can get to Sallins Harbour, just off the N7, in approx 45 minutes from the city by car, or in 30 mins if you take the regular Arrow train service from Heuston station.
There are 3 scheduled cruise options and 6 departure times to choose from.
A barge trip is fun for all ages. Small children will be given a life-jacket on boarding and children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian.
Leinster Aqueduct Cruise
Enjoy the slow and easy pace of a Grand Canal Cruise and see one of the finest examples of eighteenth century canal engineering. The Leinster Aqueduct actually passes over the River Liffey and the title image of this page shows the type of scenery available.
Sallins to Leinster Aqueduct (return)
Duration: 1 hour
Departs: 1 pm and 2.15 pm (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Price: Adults: €13.50 – Children: €9 (Under 16 yrs).
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – €40
Get the entire barge exclusive for your group for €135. Please contact Bargetrip.ie with your preferred date for exclusive private charter.
“What a lovely day out with our kids. They were slightly hesitant about going on a Barge, but once on it, they fell in love with the whole event. Came home asking if they can do the longer trip the next time!!!” Lorraine – Wicklow
McCreevy’s Lock Cruise
Enjoy late afternoon or evening cruising with bar service on board. “Barge & Dine” option with Lock 13 Gastro Pub also available. This 1.5-hour cruise is a great way to start your night out in Sallins.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Departs: 5 pm and 7 pm
Price: Adults: €17 – Children: €13.50 (Under 16 yrs.)
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – €55
Get the entire barge exclusive for your group for € 175. Please contact us with your preferred date for exclusive private charter.
“Great afternoon trip up to McCreevy’s lock and back! Enjoyed a glass up and a glass back, I loved it, the wife loved it as did the kids! Hard to see how anyone could dislike anything about this!”. Sean – Kildare
Digby Lock Cruise
What better way to start the day as you wind your way through the county Kildare countryside and experience the workings of a 232 year old canal lock!
Sallins to Digby Lock (return)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Departs: 10 am
Price: Adults: €24 – Children: €17 (Under 16 yrs.)
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – €74
Get the entire barge exclusive for your group for € 265. Please contact us with your preferred date for exclusive private charter.
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Tickets for all trips can be bought online from the web site www.bargetrip.ie
For Private Charters, Team Days Out and Corporate Entertaining please telephone to discuss your requirements.
Gift Vouchers are available for all Bargetrip.ie cruises and start from as little as €27 for a cruise for 2. The full range of vouchers including Family Gift Vouchers and Barge & Dine options are available from the website. www.bargetrip.ie/gift-vouchers