Superb self catering holiday accommodation on a floating houseboat in Sallins, Co Kildare.

The Roisin Dubh Houseboat is a wide beam barge built in 1999 and was a family home for the owners, Exterior 2Ger, Carolina and children for 10 years. It was designed for living, feels spacious and is ideal for families as a base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East. She is moored on the Grand Canal in Sallins, County Kildare. The village boasts award winning restaurants, is easy to get to by road and rail and is only 25 minutes from Dublin city.Roisin Dubh Master Cabin 1

Sleeping arrangements

The master cabin in the bow of the barge is spacious and has a comfortable Queen size double bed. The aft cabin has a double sofa bed and the main living area has a double sofa bed.

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You enter into the Wheelhouse. To the left is the aft cabin and the stairs down on the right take you into the Kitchen/Living 20120202_BOAT PICTURES GER_0093area. The master bedroom is in the bow cabin and in between is the bathroom.

Top facilities
Sleeps 4 (+2)
2 Bedroom(s)
1 Bathroom(s)

Prices from €99 – €169 (Nightly).



Nearby attractions

Full of surprises, County Kildare in Ireland’s Ancient East will give you many excuses to linger and stay. A warm welcome awaits you across our many memorable towns and villages. Unique Heritage, stunning scenery, quality accommodation, spectacular cuisine and a world class shopping experience are just some of the attractions that await you.

From planned historic settlements to thriving town centres and canal villages, Kildare really is “the best of Ireland in one County” and is within a stone’s throw of the capital.

For a day trip or weekend away, enjoy the accessibility from all parts of Ireland. Discover the magic of the rich hinterland, racing establishments and racecourses, golf courses and sporting fields, museums and heritage centres, family fun centres, canal and forest walks.

Sallins was once a busy trading harbour on the Grand Canal where barges began carrying passengers and goods from the small Kildare village in 1780. Today it is home to award winning waterfront restaurants and bars, a large variety of boats, barges and houseboats, a brewery and a passenger barge offering canal cruises in the area.
You will be moored beside the Passenger Barge and all guests receive complimentary Cruise Tickets.

Horse Riding
Leisure Centre
Bar / Pub
Boat mooring
Cycle Paths
Super Market