MV Cadhla is proposed to operate from Charlemont Place jetty in Dublin. This jetty is
serviced by the overhead LUAS station, an essential link to the city centre for the tourists to
whom MV Cadhla is marketed. However, at times, we would operate from Mespil Road Jetty
as communications with Tour bus firms such as Abbey tours and Ovation group have
highlighted the need for occasional coach parking facilities which already exist at Mespil Road
This is also an essential link in the evening corporate market where another Barge Cafe
Company related venture ‘La Peniche’ previously known as ‘The Barge Cafe’ aboard MV Riasc
The Guinness Heritage Canal Barge MV Cadhla begins her daily operations at 08:00 and
conducts 1½ hour sight seeing trips from Charlemont Place jetty and return. the trips run
from the jetty to Barrow Street and return, then to Davitt Road and return.
On board, a Guinness ‘ambassador’ will explain the history, local oddities and the brewery’s
long association with the canal. On pre-booked tours we intend to offer live Irish Traditional
music however all cruises will offer a premium food and beverage content. We will offer
dining focused cruises until 17:30.
The ship will be available for private charter from 18:00. We have found a consistent demand
for meaningful evening cruises for groups of 35 to 60 passengers. Due to her specialised hull
and machinery MV Cadhla has been designed to offer such cruises running as far afield as
Davitt Road to Grand Canal Dock, returning to Charlemont Place.
These charters will be pre-booked by internet or phone and from our experience usually
involve light entertainment, food and beverages. House policy is to have passengers off the
vessel by 01:00 although we have noticed most charters only run until 23:00.
THE OLD GUINNESS TOUR BARGE
We have very positive indications from destination companies such as Ovation Group that MV
Cadhla is ideally suited to offering daily and late afternoon and evening excursions on the
canal for groups arriving by tour bus, foot and Luas at Mespil Road.
Such excursions would involve offering quality food and entertainment during a 1½ or 3
hour round trip.
Again, our experience on board MV Riasc and shown just how popular such an operation can
be with visitors.