Ireland cruises on the Shannon

Looking for something a little different? Visit the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Our river cruises in this region are very popular with fishermen, golfers and nature lovers.

Our self-drive hire boats are the perfect way of visiting lively and colourful towns and villages, such as Carrick-on-Shannon, Boyle and Enniskillen.

Magnificently restored, the Shannon-Erne Waterway is 63 km long, with sixteen locks. You can now once again travel through this dreamlike landscape, with its 34 superbly picturesque bridges. There is no shortage of rivers, canals and lakes dotted with islands, ensuring a unique mix of unspoilt, peaceful scenery, with villages whose warm welcome is legendary.



Canal cruise on the Shannon, Ireland

Shannon, Royal Canal

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Things to see in Shannon & Erne

  • Fishing in the Shannon & in Ireland from your boat

    Fisherman on a boat in IrelandNo need for a license in the Republic of Ireland: fishing is free of charge. The fish abounds there, particularly pikes, breams, tenches, perches... Fishing is here a sport, the “no kill” is proceeded (all the fishes or almost are delicately put back into the water).

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