our waterway cruises Ireland
Ireland, a land of legends to explore on a licence-free boat
Ireland – a land of legends and mysteries, but also a land of water, bathed in countless lakes and ponds and crossed by hundreds of kilometres of waterways. A dream country for an introduction to waterway tourism, where Les Canalous will receive you on one of the three bases we’ve built in its most picturesque region. At Carrick On Shannon, Banagher or Bellanaleck, we’ll train you in how to captain your houseboat and also support you in preparing your itinerary for a personalised waterway cruise.
Welcome to the land of lakes ! Between Lower Lough Erne and Lough Derg, you’ll be able to enjoy all the attractions offered by these bodies of water. Let yourself be guided to the nautical bases, where you can indulge in swimming and all other possible water activities. Fishing enthusiasts will also find something to enjoy. A waterway cruise thus promises to satisfy everyone’s preferences – even fans of hiking and/or off-road cycling will appreciate the region’s many marked trails.
A waterway cruise to immerse yourself in Irish traditions
As you travel between two locks, one of the highlights of a waterway cruise, you’ll be able to moor your boat and stop to visit the region’s most emblematic locations. The monastic site of Devenish Island, in its isolated setting, or indeed the monastery of Clonmacnoise, are two of the must-sees during your Irish cruise. You’ll also enjoy strolling through the quaint streets of the villages you pass through and shouldn’t miss the chance to call in at some of Ireland’s famous pubs for a real immersion in Irish culture. Let yourself unwind as you explore the traditions and folklore of this really endearing country. Whether in pubs or restaurants, or on the deck of your houseboat, you’ll enjoy the traditional Irish Bannock bread, or let yourself be tempted by one of the Irish Pies that, made with beer, have secured the region’s reputation.