Houseboat Authentic barge in Dublin

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

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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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Houseboat highlights

  • Moored or driving: your choice!

  • Charming Dublin houseboat

  • Beautiful Irish countryside

  • Stove and central heating

  • LED lighting troughout

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