Ireland is waiting for you
Probably one of the best kept secrets among inland waterway enthusiasts, Ireland is a great boating destination.
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Boating in Ireland... Great idea! Now, where exactly?
Ireland offers more than 220 km of waterways winding through charming small towns in the heart of the country. From South to North, you successively sail on the beautiful Shannon river, lined with century-old castles and on the picturesque Shannon - Erne canal, which is 64km long with only 6 manual locks to cross! Finally, to the North, you reach the Erne, the other great Irish river, surrounded by beautiful greenery… Navigating from rivers to great lakes definitely makes it very special, especially for nature lovers…
Why should I go?
Looking for an authentic experience taking you into the wild ? Ireland is made for you, as you can feel alone in the world on an Irish lake... Yet, not far from the waterway, you will discover the Celtic heritage, with its abbeys, cloisters and old castles. Celtic heritage, with its abbeys, cloisters and old castles. Evening stopovers in typical small towns (Portunma, Athlone, Carrick on Shannon, Clondra...) will allow you to live in tune with the Irish: farmers’ markets, beer tasting, music festivals ... Lots of opportunities to have fun and enjoy the Irish way of life! As for activities, fishing is the big thing here, but in catch and release mode! Why not try a day with a fishing guide who will teach you the basics to catch your first pike? For pitch & putt amateurs, many golf courses are easy to access from the waterway. So pack your golf bags and enjoy Irish links during your cruise!
Why should I come back?
"Céad Míle Fáilte” – the warm welcome of the Irish – rules here! This is not a myth, Irish people really have a sense of hospitality and are exceptionally kind to visitors. No doubt you will experience this during your cruise: no evening at the pub ends without having started a conversation with the locals…And you always get a helping hand from your pontoon neighbours when manoeuvring your boat in a marina... On our Athlone base, you will be warmly welcomed by the Quigley family who will give you their best tips to discover the region.
Many departure dates available throughout the 2018 season.