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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.

Along the 240km of navigable waterways there is no shortage of rivers, canals and lakes dotted with islands, ensuring a unique mix of unspoiled, peaceful scenery, with villages whose warm welcome is legendary. The River Shannon has a shallow fall so you only have a small number of locks to pass through. You can also explore the magnificently restored, Shannon-Erne Waterway, 63 km long, and has sixteen automatic locks. You can cruise slowly through this dreamlike landscape, with its 34 superbly picturesque bridges.

 

OUR DEPARTURE BASES IN SHANNON AND ERNE

Shannon Start base: ATHLONE KILLINURE POINT

Canal cruise on the Shannon, Ireland

Shannon, Royal Canal

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    Our departure base in ireland awarded again !

    The Marina of Quigleys won the Blue Flag, Locaboat IrelandThe Blue flag is awarded again to the Quigleys Marina, the Locaboat departure base in Ireland, for its sustainable management of the marina. Criteria of the award are related to water quality, information provision, environmental education and safety. Only 5 marinas in Ireland have obtained this very special award!



     
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    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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