Dublin Barge Hire

  • Waterways Visitor Centre , Grand Canal Quay, D2 Dublin, Ireland - View on map
4.7 /5
Hotel type: Guest accommodation
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Hotel themes – Dublin Barge Hire

  • ✓ Romance / honeymoon
  • ✓ Nature / wildlife

Quick description

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.

WiFi is available at a small fee.

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.

Rooms: 2

Important information

Please note that cruising is only permitted in the months of July and August.

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.

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Barge ‘Scéal Eile’

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Refrigerator, Kitchenware, Dining area, Kitchen, Stovetop, Oven


Bath, Toilet, Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Wardrobe/Closet, Private entrance, Sofa, Iron, Fireplace, Seating Area, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Heating, Cleaning products


Radio, Flat-screen TV, CD Player, DVD Player



A full-size bath with shower, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen are featured on the barge. A flat-screen TV with DVD player is also provided.

Barge Tig Beatha

Food & Drink

Refrigerator, Kitchenware, Kitchen, Stovetop, Dining area, Oven, Electric kettle


Bathroom, Toilet, Shower, Free toiletries, Hairdryer

Room Amenities

Wardrobe/Closet, Iron, Cleaning products, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Seating Area, Private entrance, Heating, Fireplace, Sofa


Flat-screen TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player



This barge boat has a kitchen, and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. There is a double bed and a sofa bed.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Dublin Barge Hire


Heating, Family rooms, Non-smoking rooms, Designated smoking area


No internet access available.


No parking available.

Policies of Dublin Barge Hire


From 14:00 hours


Until 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

During your stay, pay with

This property only accepts cash payments.

Contact methods

☎ telephone
@ E-mail

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