Grand Canal Docks Houseboats

Photo: Paul McGuckian

Grand Canal Docks Houseboats

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Saturday 14 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Step inside four houseboats stationed in the Grand Canal Docks to see if life on the water could be for you! Homes on show include The Adriana, a Dutch barge built in Holland in 1898 as a working boat and converted into a liveaboard leisure craft in the 1980’s; The Barge Rambl'n Home Houseboat, a Collingwood widebeam barge built to live on; and The Stil Mor Houseboat, a widebeam narrow boat barge; and The Endeavour, a sensitively restored, beautiful narrow canal barge.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Given the space and weight restrictions of the houseboats, small groups of 2-3 people will be allowed into each houseboat for 5 minutes at a time. Each houseboat will be marked with our Open House Dublin balloons and our friendly volunteers will be on site to help.

Location: Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

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