McCreevy’s Lock Cruise


 

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Who would have thought the Grand Canal would help to satisfy the thirsts not only of Dubliners but also of people right around the world?

Cruising along in our barge to McCreevy’s Lock, you soon find there’s a “Morell” to this tale too. The River Morell, to be exact, and skipper Ger Loughlin will regale you with the story of how linking the canal to the river brought a supply of clear water to a thirsty, growing city.

interior 5Turning around at the lock (with anecdotes of its ties to former Irish politician Charlie McCreevy), you’ll see the legacy of the waterworks.

Then hear how a certain Arthur Guinness and his family made the most of the fresh Morell water supply to their Dublin brewery, expanded operations and used the canal to transport their beer far and wide: the rest, as they say, is history.

After a tipple at the bar on board our barge, what better way to begin an evening out in Sallins?

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Duration: 1.5 hours

Departs: 5 pm and 7 pm

Price: Adults: €17 – Children: €13.50 (Under 16 yrs.)

Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – €55

Children: A barge trip is fun for all ages. Small children will be given a life-jacket on boarding and children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian. Get the entire barge exclusive for your group for € 175. Please contact us with your preferred date for exclusive private charter.

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MV Amo is a restored traditional canal barge and is licensed by the Department of Transport and Tourism for 12 passengers. There are outdoor seats on the open decks at the bow and stern and it has a very comfortable interior with ample seating, toilet facilities, wood burning stove and a bar severing a selection of local craft beers and wines. Scheduled Cruises operate from March to October and advance booking is essential.

 

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