Grand Canal Square

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Discover Dublin By Boat

1. Discover Dublin By Boat

Climb aboard an all-weather 48-passenger river boat for a 45-minute cruise along the River Liffey in Dublin and see the city from the water. Get insight into the history of Dublin City and the River Liffey in particular, from the arrival of the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, through the swift development of Dublin during the 18th and 19th centuries, to the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin Docklands. Hear about the iconic Ha'penny Bridge and Gandon's masterpiece Custom House. Follow the story of Dublin’s Royal and Grand Canals, and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649. Discover how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800, and how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O'Connell Street.

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What people are saying about Grand Canal Square

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 846 reviews

Informative, to the point and full of Irish humour. We loved this excursion, it was a perfect way to start our adventure in Dublin and arguably where it all began.

It was so informative and enjoyable the guide and boat sailer were brilliant thanku for a lovely day Helen

Absolutely fab day out for dads 85th birthday. Highly recommended Two guys were fantastic thanks

Friendly and funny staff made my ride enjoyable. Recommend it for anyone who like's history.

A great experience and will look at my hometown on such a different way .