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Sceal Eile

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc €250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only. NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who don't feel confident managing a solid fuel stove. Press a button and shortly after enjoy a cosy and snug barge during the chilly winter months. You are in charge of how hot you want to be while staying in your very own barge.PARKING - there is a private car park 5 minutes from the marina. It costs €20 for 24 hours and must be booked online!10% discount if staying more than 7 nights!Welcome to Dublin Barge Hire, Dublin City Centre's first self-catering cruising barge.The barge 'Scéal Eile' , a 50 x 10 foot (15 x 3.1m) barge was bu...You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc €250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only. NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who don't feel confident managing a solid fuel stove. Press a button and shortly after enjoy a cosy and snug barge during the chilly winter months. You are in charge of how hot you want to be while staying in your very own barge.PARKING - there is a private car park 5 minutes from the marina. It costs €20 for 24 hours and must be booked online!10% discount if staying more than 7 nights!Welcome to Dublin Barge Hire, Dublin City Centre's first self-catering cruising barge.The barge 'Scéal Eile' , a 50 x 10 foot (15 x 3.1m) barge was built in 2006 to a high specification. Its warm inviting interior and its comfortable living space makes this self-catering barge an ideal environment for a holiday break. For real comfort the barge sleeps 2 people. However, 'Scéal Eile' is a six berth barge and is suitable for up to four adults or four adults and two children. So, it is entirely up to you how you want to utilise the space for your holiday. So, why not try something a little less conventional! Experience an unexpectedly tranquil setting in the heart of the city centre by staying on board a special self-catering cruising barge. The unique living space gives something new, exciting and exclusive to your stay in Dublin. 'Scéal Eile' translated is 'another story' and indeed, a story or two will be recounted after your stay on board.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 the marina - a 2 minute walk from Bord Gais Energy Theatre. When in the Marina in the Inner Basin keep an eye out for the playful otters.Your vessel Scéal Eile is a charming wide beam barge. When you step inside you will see a wooden interior comprising of a solid oak floor and veneer wooden walls and ceiling. It contains a multi-fuel stove with a back boiler which makes a stay on the barge during winter one of the most wonderful, cosy and romantic experiences you could have.Lounge - Sofa bed Armchair Multi-fuel stove with back boilerEntertainment - DVD player TV with VGA connections Radio/ CD playerKitchen - Dining area 4 ring stove Full size oven Coffee maker French Press/ Italian Moka Pot Refrigerator Pantry Items Kitchen knives, crockery and pots Hand blenderBathroom - Full Size Bath with shower Flush toilet SinkBedroom - King size bed Bunk beds Storage drawers and hangersExterior - Cushioned Seating Area Table CanopyMooring- Serviced Marina Mains electricity Water Secure Coded Gate PowerWhen outside the Marina mains electricity is provided through an inverter and is available throughout the boat. Also LED lighting is used throughout the boat to ensure energy efficiency. So, 'Scéal Eile' offers simple pleasures. If its an environmentally conscious free holiday you are after then this is an experience worth embracing as Scéal Eile can operate both on and/or off the grid. So, you can be as energy efficient as you would like to be. All our electrical appliances, including the fridge run on 12 volt.Also included in the rate:Solid Fuel - A 40kg bag of coal and a bail of briquettes is provided. Any extra fuel needed has to be bought by the hirer. Help can be given with the delivery of solid fuel.GasTea, coffee and milkHair dryerIronStove powered central heatingTowels BeddingLED lighting through outHot/ Cold running waterCheck - in time 2pmCheck - out time 11amIf you arrive early you can leave your bags on board Scéal Eile.We can be flexible around these times providing it does not interfere with bookings.Family StaysTo 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, baby bath, child locks for presses, 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.Cruising:Some boating experience is necessary.1 hour driving instruction included.Drive your own unique form of transport through part of South Dublin CityPersonally navigate through our 200 year old locksIf you would like to cruise the barge to Percy Place you must give 24 hours notice as the lock keeper needs to be informed. Guests must leave in the morning time during lock keepers hours. You cruise 6 locks in total (3 locks from Grand Canal Dock to Percy Place and 3 locks on your return journey). It takes approximately 2 hours.There is a cruising charge of €70 More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Corporate Bookings
Good Nightlife
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

The Sceal Eile was the best find that we have had in our travels. Trish and her team have a busy schedule to keep between renters but communicated with me directly on our arrival and departure with when the barge would be ready and ways...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jamesrW6334JC
Reviewed December 4, 2017

This is an amazing place to stay we arrived late Friday evening the fire was on there was Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits. So warm and cozy, the bed is super comfortable massive quilt big soft blankets and there is everything you need to cook...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

I was thrilled to happen upon the listing for this barge, and happily spent three nights aboard while in Dublin for business in the nearby docklands office area. Incredibly convenient location for work, and very handy for access to Dublin's top sights too. the owners...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank TA_Brian
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Traveling in Europe as a family of four can be expensive. I chose this house boat because the price was extremely reasonable, and I knew my children (8 and 3) would love it. What I didn't expect was how fantastic the owners would be. The...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank fsujenn
Reviewed September 1, 2015

We wanted to visit Dublin and also wanted to experience a canal boat. Sceal Eile had everything we needed in an ideal location. When we wanted to see the sights it was only a 15 minute walk to Temple Bar and we wanted to relax...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Zoe B
About the Owner
Trish O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
Availability
December 2018
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Dublin Barge Hire is located on the south side of the river Liffey between Sir John Rogerson's Quay and Pearse Street in Dublin City Centre. The barge Scéal Eile is moored in the marina at Waterways Visitors Centre, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2. The barge is in view of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre which is incredibly stunning at night as various sculptors illuminate the area making the array of bars, restaurants and cafes look inviting as places to sit, eat and drink while soaking up the visually appealing setting. Grand Canal Square, is an exciting new urban space in Dublin's Docklands which opened in 2007. So if it is innovative landscape that interests you, Grand Canal Square is one of the largest paved public spaces in Dublin city allowing on occasion outdoor concerts and performance...
How to get there
Bus Routes 1, 2, 3, 50, 56/a,74, 74a, 77, 77a all operate to Pearse Street/Grand Canal Dock Get Number 2 and 3 bus from O'Connell Street The Local Dart Station is Grand Canal Dart Station on Barrow Street
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