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Ribbontail at Castleknock Marina

Narrowboat | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Ribbontail is a 1985 40 foot by 10 foot 6 inches wide beam cruiser style narrowboat built by Mike Heywood in England.

Modern fit out with a Nanni 4 Cyl Water Cooled Diesel Engine. Pot Belly stove heater.

6 berth with fixed double bedroom

Based at Castleknock Marina at the 12th Lock Royal Canal , Castleknock , Dublin 15 , Ireland

The 12th Lock Hotel is also here which you can enjoy prior to and after returning from your cruise. The food is excellent and the atmosphere at the 12tk Lock Bar is legendary !

There are Water Managers ( lock keepers ) to help you through the Locks if you require or you can do the lock handling yourself.

The Royal Canal is a holiday for those with an pioneering spirit and a sense of adventure. Here you will find no delays at locks or overcrowding as the canal has just recently been opened to the river Shannon after years of isolation.

Royal Canal Cruisers have been in operation since 1988 and have pioneered the use of boats on The Royal Canal even when it was just emerging as an operational canal - years ahead of it's time.

Des the lock keeper is a partner in the operation and he will see you off and also look after you whilst you are on the canal system.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: 10 Mins by Taxi 5 km, Nearest railway: Castleknock Station 5 mins walk 1 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General CD player
Standard Kettle
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

The East Ireland region

just 15 mins from Dublin airport on the M50 Motorway or 30 mins from Dublin Port if coming by boat.

There is also strain station 5 mins walk from the 12th Lock at Castleknock Station just 20 mins by train from the city centre.


Although just 7 miles from the city centre the 12th Lock feels very rural and welcoming - an oasis in an urban environment !

The addition of the 12th Lock Hotel at Castleknock Marina the canal traveller with the best of amenities with a good Bar and restaurant which is very popular with Locals and Tourists alike.

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David W.

  • 4 Years listed

70% Response rate

Calendar last updated:12 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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