Barging Down the Royal Canal, Kildare
Travel by barge through pristine countryside all the way down the Royal Canal that links Dublin with the west of Ireland
to the Shannon. This huge river connects the beautiful lakes that are strung like a necklace down the length of the country. We stopped whenever we wanted, pulled up alongside a pub for lunch, navigated locks with strange looking lock keys, met all kinds of people on the banks and the barge moves so slowly you have time for full conversations! Fantastic!