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About Us

Welcome to Dublin Barge Hire,  Dublin City Centre’s first self-catering cruising barge. The barge ‘Scéal Eile’, a 50 x 10 foot (15 x 3.1 m) barge was built in 2006 to a high specification.  Its warm inviting interior and its comfortable living space makes this self-catering barge an ideal environment for a holiday break.  For real comfort the barge sleeps 2 people. However, Scéal Eile is a six berth barge and is suitable for up to four adults or four adults and two children. So, it is entirely up to you how you want to utilise the space for your holiday.  So, why not try something a little less conventional! Experience an unexpectedly tranquil setting in the heart of the city centre by staying on board a special self-catering cruising barge.  The unique living space gives something new, exciting and exclusive to your stay in Dublin.  Scéal Eile translated is ‘another story’ and indeed, a story or two will be recounted after your stay on board.

Located on the Central Line of the Grand Canal it allows the opportunity to cruise the canal from Grand Canal Dock to Baggot Street Bridge.   This historic stretch of canal was originally opened in 1796.  So why not enjoy the freedom of moving the barge up and down the canal, personally navigating our 200 year old locks.  When in the Outer Basin in Grand Canal Dock, you can access the Grand Canal Theatre, as well as numerous restaurants, bars and much more. When in the Marina in the Inner Basin keep an eye out for the playful otters.