City Canal Cruises
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City Canal Cruises run enchanting evening dinner cruises – typically 2 hours in duration - along the splendid 200 year old Grand Canal in Dublin's city centre. An ideal way to entertain, celebrate, or just relax.
City Canal Cruises combines a fresh modern style & elegance with an authentic Dublin experience. Our replica Guinness Canal barge offers visitors and Dubliners an enchanting canal cruise along a beautiful stretch of the Grand Canal.
The cruise gives passengers the opportunity to retrace the history of Guinness, the worlds most famous stout, and its association with Dublin and the Grand Canal. The cruise brings the visitor through 200 year old canal locks and under cut stone bridges. Our commentary on board will describe the history of the canal and its association with the city’s many poets and writers including Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Behan and WB Yeats. Towards the end of your cruise you will leave behind the narrow confines of the Canal and enter, under the lowest bridge on the network, into Grand Canal Dock. In its heyday, this expanse of water saw many ships arrive with coal and other essentials which would be loaded onto Canal Barges to be shipped on to the midlands of Ireland and reloaded with grain for export. This traffic continued up until the 1970s.
Passengers will enjoy a delicious three course meal whilst gently meandering along a beautiful stretch of Dublin's Grand Canal. Supereb contempory cuisine is available on board along with draught pints of Guinness.
WEEKLY DINNER CRUISES WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY 30th MARCH 2012.
Two Hour Cruise including 3 course dinner and tea/coffee €39.50 per person.
Two Hour Cruise including 2 course dinner and glass of wine €37.50 per person.
Cruises will run every Friday (departing 18:30) and Saturday (departing 18:00).
On Fridays, cruises will depart from Charlemont Place at 18:30 and end at the Grand Canal Theatre.
On Saturdays, cruises will depart from the Grand Canal Theatre at 18:00 and end at Charlemont Place.
Travel to the Grand Canal Theatre in style! A one and a half hour canal cruise from LUAS Charlemont Jetty to the 'Red Carpet' of the Grand Canal Theater whilst enjoying a superb themed menu and refreshments. An unforgettable experience to make a night at the theater very special indeed.
Adverse weather conditions will make no difference to sailings and little difference to your experience. The barge is climate controlled and the large wheelhouse allows you to enjoy the passing view from the bar without getting cold or wet.
The Barge is available at any time for private parties and events.