Cruising for just an hour or two on the Grand Canal, you’ll travel through 250 years of history: through locks, bridges and aqueduct, through tales of great engineers and merchants plying their trade. The landed gentry, poor folk escaping the Great Famine, heavy horses pulling their cargoes – all have left their legacies here.

Beginning in Sallins, our skippered traditional canal bargetrips through beautiful Kildare countryside stir so many stories to life. While ducks and swans swim, and kingfishers and dragonflies dart; while you take the helm or relax with a drink; while you glide through time…