Rent " Anam Cara” Traditional Barge in Ireland

Canal Boat
40 ft
4 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Anam Cara

Anam Cara is a very cosy 40 ft traditional barge, that has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. Barges are flat bottomed boats that were used from 1780 to transport cargo and people to and from Dublin. Originally, barges were pulled using horse power. Luckily Meave has acquired an engine since so you won't have to start coaxing horses if you want to go somewhere!

Barges are now lived on and are homes of choice for a large number of people. The barge community is very active and friendly; don't be afraid to say "Hi" and stop for a chat if you pass anyone along your voyage!

Anam Cara is the perfect barge to rent. She is tastefully decorated in a way that will make you feel at home instantly. A barge holiday is a great way to relax and enjoy Ireland's canals and waterways.

The Anam Cara Features

Anam Cara is mostly enclosed. The enclosed sections are the living quarters. At the bow (front) of the Meave there is a lovely area to sit out on while the barge is navigating the canal. Call dibs on this spot to read a book or spot the local wildlife.

There is counter top space to prepare food  on which can then be cooked on the inbuilt gas oven. The gas oven includes grill and hobs. Basic cooking equipment is provided and there is a bright airy shower room which is located beside the pump-out toilet.

There is a" dreamy" comfortable double bed which opens to give magnificent views of the night sky.  The living area turns into a second double bed and there are two other narrow single bunks.

Anam Cara is a very cosy barge. She has a beautiful wooden interior which gives a great sense of warmth to the space. A clever layout leaves relatively spacious interior.

Anam Carais heated by a beautiful wood burning stove. A small amount of fuel will be provided to suffice for the first few nights of your barge rental.

Season Two Rates
€890 - Seven days (6 nights)
€420 - Friday - Sunday (2 nights)
€420 - Monday - Thursday (3 nights)


  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 4 People
  • Rental Minimum: 7 days
  • Length: 40 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Bow Thrusters
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Head

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From Donadea

Member Since Jan 2015

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