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Grand Canal Barge Trips

Grand Canal Barge Trips
Grand Canal Harbour,
Co. Kildare
Phone: +353 87 646-5465

Local Information: Sallins, Co. Kildare

About Grand Canal Barge Trips

Cruising for just an hour or two on the Grand Canal, you’ll travel through 250 years of history: through locks, bridges and aqueduct, through tales of great engineers and merchants plying their trade. The landed gentry, poor folk escaping the Great Famine, heavy horses pulling their cargoes – all have left their legacies here.

Beginning in Sallins, our skippered traditional canal bargetrips through beautiful Kildare countryside stir so many stories to life. While ducks and swans swim, and kingfishers and dragonflies dart; while you take the helm or relax with a drink; while you glide through time…

Riches & Rebellion, to Digby Lock (2.5 hour Cruise)

Discover tales of the landed gentry, the poor escaping the Great Famine, historic landmarks and legacies, on our 2.5-hour morning cruise from Sallins to Digby Lock. Tickets €25 for adults and €17.50 for children.

Canal Horse Tales to Leinster Aqueduct (1 hour Cruise)

Hear about the bustling heydays of horse-drawn barges, on our relaxing 1-hour cruise from Sallins Harbour to Leinster Aqueduct. 3 cruises 3 times. Tickets €13.50 for adults and €9.50 for children.

Liquid History to McCreevy’s Lock (1.5 hour Cruise)

Enjoy late afternoon or evening cruising with bar service on board, learning how the Grand Canal helped Ireland’s most famous beer. This 1.5-hour cruise is the perfect way to start your night out in Sallins. Tickets €17.50 for adults and €13.50 for children.


Last updated 2016-10-24

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