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Beatha

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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The barge has a capacity for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina. €250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only . NO CRUISING from OCT-MARCH PARKING - there is a private car park 5 minutes from the marina. It costs €20 for 24 hours and must be booked online! Welcome to Dublin Barge Hire, Dublin City Centre's first self-catering cruising barge.The barge 'Tig Beatha' , a 50 x 10 foot (15 x 3.1m) barge was built in 2004 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...The barge has a capacity for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina. €250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only . NO CRUISING from OCT-MARCH PARKING - there is a private car park 5 minutes from the marina. It costs €20 for 24 hours and must be booked online! Welcome to Dublin Barge Hire, Dublin City Centre's first self-catering cruising barge.The barge 'Tig Beatha' , a 50 x 10 foot (15 x 3.1m) barge was built in 2004 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, 'Tig Beatha' is a four berth barge and is suitable for up to four adults or two 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. 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. Tig Beatha 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 Tig Beatha 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 - Shower Flush toilet SinkBedroom - Double bed Storage drawers and hangersExterior - Enclosed outdoor space 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, 'Tig Beatha 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 Tig Beatha.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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Trish O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Beatha is a great place to stay for a few nights in Dublin. The location was perfect for me as it was very neat to where I was working and the boat itself was very comfortable and easy to use. The video Trish created was...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Mikeboa1204
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We stayed on the Beatha for 3 nights - we were in Dublin for a Wedding. The barge is mooted in a jawdropping location - a dock surrounded by a fascinating mix of soaring skyscrapers and derelict industrial buildings (they won't be derelict for long...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank rustyroo2005
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We aren’t really boat people, so staying on a barge would not occur to us. But when Tig Beatha popped up on TA, we went for it and were not disappointed. Mick walked us through all the operating procedures till we felt like pros. Beatha...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank John R R
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Trish and Mick were wonderful hosts. Not only was Trish there to meet us and show us the special features of Tig Beatha, and Mick available for barge-wrangling guidance, they had kitted out this floating apartment with everything anyone could want (and then some). After...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Ambassador671533
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Getting fed up and bored with staying in formulaic chain hotels, I decided to try something different, so hired the barge for 2 nights this week for one of my very regular business trips this week. One of my main criteria is to be close...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

we had many questions before we arrive there as it was going to be first barge hiring for both of us. before i and my girlfriend arrived to the barge Trish totally informed us about every singly thing in and around the barge by the...More

Date of stay: May 2016
2  Thank armanica
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beatha

Beatha is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Beatha has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Beatha has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Beatha must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.