#dublinbarge – After one hour personal instruction on how to drive, moor and navigate a barge through a lock, you can drive your very own barge in Dublin city centre.
The barge 'Scéal Eile' is a new and exciting form of accommodation offered at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2.
Dublin Barge Hire is Dublin city centre's first self-catering cruising barge.
Not only is this an exclusive and unique place to stay, the barge is a form of transport as well.
Guests will have access to the secure and serviced Marina in Grand canal Dock and from here you can navigate through seven locks up to Portobello.
It is a four hour round trip along an historic stretch of canal, originally opened in 1796.
The barge has a capacity of 4 adults and 2 children. For two nights based on two people sharing the package is priced at €300.
'Scéal Eile', a 50 x 10 foot (15 x 3.1 m) barge was built in 2006 to a high specification according to its owners. They say the barge has a warm inviting interior and a comfortable living space that makes this self-catering barge an environment for a holiday break.
It contains a multi-fuel stove with a back boiler which makes a stay on the barge during winter a cosy experience.
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