Waterway cruise in IrelandFrom Carrick on Shannon
With folk traditions and the local gastronomy, Ireland has no shortage of attractions to delight and enchant the countless tourists who visit the country. And if you're looking for a more original way to unlock the secrets of this scenic country, then head to Carrick on Shannon, where Les Canalous await you for an unforgettable waterway cruise.
Set off from Carrick On Shannon aboard the licence-free boat of your dreams
Les Canalous will advise you on organising an unforgettable waterway cruise in Ireland. When you arrive in Carrick On Shannon, a town that developed over the centuries on the banks of the eponymous river, you’ll be able to take time for a stroll before picking up your houseboat. The castle ruins will attract your attention, along with the elegance of the many Elizabethan mansions. It’ll then be time for us to train you to handle your licence-free boat with ease. From the River Shannon to the region’s numerous canals, you’ll have a wide choice of options for a waterway cruise to delight your whole crew. Enjoy going through the locks, some of which are now fully automatic, triggered by a simple magnetic card. You’ll also enjoy navigating the manual locks along your route, where fascinating conversations await with the lock keepers and other boaters.
From rivers to canals, day-to-day nautical activities at the heart of your waterway cruise
There’s no shortage of major historical sites in this Irish province, for example the monastic site of Devenish Island. Or you may prefer to opt for sporting activities, crossing Ireland by Bike, with many cycle paths to enjoy. Above all, your waterway cruise from Carrick On Shannon will be an opportunity to take advantage of the region’s lakes and ponds. There are over 40 fish-bearing lakes, where fishing enthusiasts will be able to moor up and embrace their passion. The more adventurous can also indulge in swimming and other water activities, offered at the many nautical bases built around certain lakes. Through countless activities, and with water in all its forms, your waterway cruise in Ireland will open the door to a fun and enchanting holiday.
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Set off from Carrick-on-Shannon and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
|Aller-retour||km - 4 locks||15h||Carrick on Shannon > Boyle > Carrick on Shannon > Rooskey > Carrick on Shannon|
|Aller-retour||km - 6 locks||23h||Carrick on Shannon > Rooskey > Lanesborough > Athlone > Carrick on Shannon|
|Aller-simple||km - 5 locks||16h||Carrick on Shannon > Banagher|