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Kitchen on barge Scéal Eile
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Authentic barge in Dublin

Discover the surroundings of Dublin on a traditional wide beam boat!

Excellent! 4.7/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Stove and central heating
  2. Moored or driving: your choice!
  3. Charming Dublin houseboat
  1. Beautiful Irish countryside
  2. LED lighting troughout

Houseboat summary

The 'Scéal Eile' is a beautiful classic wide beam barge, where you will have truly cozy, comfortable and romantic experiences. Try something less conventional: choose for a unique setting in the heart of Dublin, by staying in this self-catering river barge. 'Scéal Eile' means 'another story' in Gaelic, and indeed: staying on this houseboat is a totally different story from what you have experienced before!

Drive the barge on your own through the oldest parts of South Dublin, through rivers and 200- year old locks. Extra cruising charge = €70,- Cruising ONLY in July and August

Houseboat description

The 'Sceal Eile'

The interior of the barge consists out of a solid oak floor, with veneer wooden walls and ceiling. She is 50x10 ft. and built in 2006. It comfortably sleeps two adults, but it is suitable for four adults, or four adults and two children!


In the lounge you will find a sofa bed and a multi-fuel stove (for romantic winter nights). The kitchen is fully equipped (so below for details!), and there is digital entertainment (TV and DVD). There is one bedroom with a kingsize bed and bunkbeds (and the sofabed in the living room), a bathroom with bathtub, shower and toilet.


Outside there is a cushioned seating area, a canopy and a table. Perfect to sit outside when the weather is nice. The marina is secured and private! Main power supplied at the marina. Also LED lighting is used throughout the boat to ensure energy efficiency.


Located on the Central Line of the Grand Canal it allows you the opportunity to cruise the canal from Grand Canal Basin in Ringsend to Percy Place. Scéal Eile is located in a prime location in South Dublin City Centre with an array of cafes, restaurants and shops at your disposal. The barge is moored in a private and secured marina. When in the marina in the Inner Basin keep an eye out for the playful otters.

Family stays

To accommodate family requirements we can adapt your vessel to your particular needs. Upon request, we can install a child’s stair gate, provide a travel cot, high chair, and so forth. Also, kids and adult board games and DVD’s will be provided to make your stay as comfortable and hassle free as possible.

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Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 1
Single bed: 2


Bathtub / eco-friendly toilets

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Lake / riverside


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Open fireplace

Oil heaters

Multi-fuel stove ánd central heating. LED lighting through out


Sea views
City views

Close to the shops

General information

Child friendly

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Houseboat owner


I do my upmost to ensure that all my guests have a wonderful stay on one of my barges.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

3 Reviews - Authentic barge in Dublin

Excellent! 4.7/5

  1. Bob M - England

    09 Apr

    Unique barge experience

    The location of the boat was perfect for discovering Dublin! The inside is very comfortable and spacious (although you might think otherwise when you look at the pictures!). My stay on the barge was truly unique. Trish was a fantastic host, who helped us with everything! Will probably come again, this time to take a small cruise.

  2. Marc F - France

    04 Sep

    Good experience!

    Everything is great! The small technical problem was solved quickly. The experience is pleasant, the barge need a little maintenance on the finishing trim. The place where we met the host, and the boat is moored, is very central and convenient to visit Dublin!

  3. Flora G - the United States

    12 Aug

    Love the barge!

    Trish was such a tremendous host! She was very nice and accommodating. We had a great time on the barge, I can really recommend it to everyone. Stay on a barge at least once in your life!

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