Cliff at Lyons

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If your group is staying at the Cliff at Lyons Hotel on the banks of the Grand Canal we offer an exclusive and very special Private Charter experience.  The M.V Amo Barge will travel from Sallins to the Lyons Estate to collect your party and you can board from right outside the hotel’s canal side entrance!

On-boarding we have complimentary prosecco, tea/coffee and soft drinks available as you set off on a Grand Canal Cruise to Sallins on a beautifully restored traditional canal barge.

medium-IAE_Kildare_Sallins_GrandCanal_BargeTrip_IMG_6199_LMAs the barge winds its way along the canal you’ll travel through 250 years of history: through locks and bridges, 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.

Our skippered traditional canal cruises 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…..

On arrival in Sallins you can sample some of the fine local craft beers at Lock 13 Gastro Pub or pay a visit to the Kildare Brewing Visitors Center before returning by executive coach to the hotel.

Cruise Duration: 3 hours (duration may vary slightly depending on conditions and traffic at locks)Lock waterfall

Max Number of Passengers: 12

Departure Time: 1.45 pm

Return to Hotel: Executive Coach from Sallins (approx 20 minutes journey time). Flexible return time.

Price: Mon to Thurs – €695. Fri to Sun – €895.

For more information contact Ger on 087 6465465 or email