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Shannon

Shannon

Near to our new base at Killinure Point, stop off at Athlone, remarkable for its imposing castle. You should also stopover at Clonmacnoise, with its exceptional heritage dating from the 6th century. To the south of Athlone, you can take the lower Shannon. Are you passionate about fishing? Then Shannon Harbour will be the ideal place for you. Continue along your route to Banagher: This is the departure point for visiting Portumna and its magnificent Renaissance castle renowned for the fineness of its architecture and the beauty of its French gardens. A little further along, pike, trout, salmon, bream and other fish await the fishermen in the waters of Lake Dergh.

The Shannon-Erne Waterway, with its 16 automatic locks, joins the Erne to the north, the other great Irish river. The river, which is 63 km long with 34 of the most picturesque bridges, allows you to navigate through a latticework of rivers, canals, lakes and islands, out of which appear typical villages. You glide toward Ballyconnel and Belturbet, where folklore is still very much alive. Then you will enter the kingdom of the lakes in County Fermanagh, a paradise for birds, flowers and fishermen. At the town of Enniskillen, just inside Ulster, you enter “the land of the five lakes and five hundred islands”!

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Our Shannon circuits

1 week

Athlone > Athlone

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Celtic impressions

  • Athlone
  • Clonmacnois
  • Shannonbridge
  • Banagher
  • Terryglass
  • Athlone
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h / day
Route
160km out and back
Locks
4
Lifting bridges
2

1 week

Athlone > Athlone

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Swimming Grandeur of nature

Authentic Ireland

  • Athlone
  • Lanesborough
  • Roosky
  • Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Boyle
  • Athlone
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
160km out and back
Locks
8
Lifting bridges
2

10/11 days

Athlone > Athlone

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Swimming Heritage and History

Shannon and historical monasteries

  • Athlone
  • Clonmacnois
  • Shannonbridge
  • Ballinasloe
  • Banagher
  • Terryglass
  • Athlone
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
4h / day
Route
210km out and back
Locks
4
Lifting bridges
2

10/11 days

Athlone > Athlone

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Swimming Grandeur of nature

Hills, fishing and monasteries

  • Athlone
  • Lecarrow
  • Lanesborough
  • Roosky
  • Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Boyle
  • Athlone
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
180km out and back
Locks
8
Lifting bridges
2

2 weeks

Athlone > Athlone

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Swimming Grandeur of nature

Fascinating irish lakes

  • Athlone
  • Lanesborough
  • Roosky
  • Dromod
  • Kilglass
  • Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Boyle
  • Leitrim
  • Drumshanbo
  • Athlone
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
4h / day
Route
230km out and back
Locks
12
Lifting bridges
2

2 weeks

Athlone > Athlone

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Between Shannon and Lough Derg

  • Athlone
  • Clonmacnois
  • Shannonbridge
  • Ballinasloe
  • Banagher
  • Portumna
  • Terryglass
  • Garykennedy
  • Killaloe
  • Athlone
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
260km out and back
Locks
4
Lifting bridges
2

2 weeks

Athlone > Athlone

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Shannon and the Grand Canal

  • Athlone
  • Clonmacnois
  • Shannonbridge
  • Shannonharbour
  • Tullamore
  • Banagher
  • Portumna
  • Terryglass
  • Athlone
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
250km out and back
Locks
26
Lifting bridges
2

3 weeks

Athlone > Athlone

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Swimming Grandeur of nature

The country of lakes and islands

  • Athlone
  • Lecarrow
  • Lanesborough
  • Roosky
  • Dromod
  • Kilglass
  • Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Boyle
  • Leitrim
  • Drumshanbo
  • Ballinamore
  • Belturbet
  • Eniskillen
  • Athlone
Duration
3 weeks
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
320km out and back
Locks
26
Lifting bridges
2

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