Canal Barge Cruises Kildare

Grand Canal Cruise

County Kildare is known as the Canals County with 120 km of still waters crossing its landscape and linking its towns and villages.

While staying at the Court Yard Hotel you can you can experience the country the way it was intended and take a leisurely Grand Canal Cruise on a restored traditional Canal Barge.

Cruises operate from Sallins harbour which is only a 25 minute drive from the hotel. The barge is available for private charter for groups any day of the week and operates 4 scheduled cruises daily at weekends. The Captain will give you a unique insight into the life and history of the Grand Canal as it winds its way through the county Kildare countryside.

You can choose a short one hour cruise to the Leinster Aqueduct where the canal crosses over the river Liffey or a two and a half hour cruise through Digby Lock where you'll experience the workings of an eighteenth century canal lock.

The M.V. Amo is licensed by the Department of Transport and Tourism for 12 passengers. There’s outdoor seating on the open decks at the bow and stern and it has a very comfortable interior with ample seating, toilet facilities and a wood-burning stove. Cruises operate from March to October and advance booking is essential.

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