Explore Ireland's Ancient East

Boat and Breakfast accommodation on Dublin's doorstep in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East.

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. Staying aboard a barge on the calm waters of the historic Grand Canal is a unique experience. The movement is very gentle and you can expect a wonderful night's sleep! She is moored on the Grand Canal in Sallins, Co. Kildare. The village boasts award winning restaurants, is easy to get to by road and by train is only 25 minutes from Dublin.


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 futon bed and the main living area has a double sofa bed.

Interior layout

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 area. The master bedroom is in the bow cabin and in between is the bathroom.


  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Free Wifi
  • Boat mooring
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Free parking
  • Wood burning stove
  • Pets not allowed
  • Shampoo
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Bathroom(s) 1

Great for

  • Adventure
  • Business
  • City
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Groups


  • No parties
  • No smoking


  • Welcome Host

Top facilities

Sleeps 4 +2 (Max) 2 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Ground floor Wifi

Prices from €129 - €239 (Nightly).


Roisin Dubh Houseboat, Sallins, Kildare


  • Free parking (outdoor)

Free on-street parking.


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.

  • Horse riding
  • Cycle paths
  • Boat mooring
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Leisure centre
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Bar / Pub [¼ mile]
  • Restaurants [¼ mile]
  • Café [¼ mile]
  • Parking
  • Playground [¼ mile]

You will be moored beside the Bargetrip.ie Passenger Barge.

  • Views of…
  • Canal
  • Marina