The Roisin Dubh Houseboat

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The Accommodation 

The Roisin Dubh Houseboat was designed for living, feels spacious and is
ideal for families, groups of friends and couples looking
for a romantic getaway.

You’ll get a great nights sleep on the calm waters of the historic Grand
Canal, and you’ll find canal walks, fine dining, bargetrips, a brewery and
more in Sallins, Co. Kildare.

The Houseboat is quality assured under Failte Ireland’s Welcome Standard.

The village has two award winning restaurants, Lock 13 Brewpub and Two
Cooks Restaurant, and is easy to get to from anywhere in Ireland. It is an
excellent base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East.


Sleeps 4 (+2)
2 Bedroom(s)
1 Bathroom(s)
Central Heating
Self Catering

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.

Prices from €129 – €239 (Nightly).


Sallins was once a busy trading harbour on the Grand Canal. It’s where
barges first began carrying passengers and goods between the small Kildare
village and Dublin in 1780.

Today it is vibrant community with award winning restaurants and bars on
the waterfront. There are boats, barges and houseboats in the harbour. Its
home to Kildare Brewing Co., where you can take a tour, and the passenger barge is next door!

It’s just off the main Dublin/Cork motorway and is only 30 minutes to
Dublin city center on the train.