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Cruising on the River Shannon - Lough Derg

Spent some time on the Shannon in August. This is an update to my previous post about cruising... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Cork, Ireland
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Moon River Cruises

Cruising the Shannon is a lovely interlude for travelers on tour. Regardless of liquid sunshine... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Spent some time on the Shannon in August. This is an update to my previous post about cruising. Places to visit on Lough Derg Garrykennedy - great marina here with easy access to shore power, water etc. Showers available near the marina. Larkins a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Cruising the Shannon is a lovely interlude for travelers on tour. Regardless of liquid sunshine, you can cruise and get a different perspective on the countryside. The resident swans are so lovely to watch. The most fun were the two young troubadours singing O'Carolan tunes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were fortunate to add a cruise on the Shannon River on board "The Shannon Princess" to our travels in Ireland. It was a fabulous way to see the lovely scenery and charming small towns through the middle of the country. It's a different world,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Quest4Joy
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Spend a few days exploring this magnificent estuary all the way from the wild Atlantic right up to Shannon and its international airport. You will drink at the closest Irish pub to New York. See the darkest atrocities of the famine and evictions. Watch dolphins...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I have a boat on lough Erne. I travel down the shannon often. It is so peaceful scenery is fantastic. There is a lot of places to moor up for the night. There is 16 locks from loch Erne to carrick on shannon with towns...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John I
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Over many years we have "visited" the River Shannon. I say visited because you usually have to drive to it rather than along it. While looking for a small boat cruise tour on a different river in Europe I discovered the "Shannon Princess luxury barge"....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The Shannon gives life and meaning to the town of Athlone. Without the river, there would be no castle. Without the river there would only be one railway station. Without the river there would be no great railway bridge with pivoting opening sections. The Shannon...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Shannon River offers many interesting opportunities from sightseeing to boating to photography. On the lower Shannon, the following places are worth visiting: Killaloe, O'Brien's Bridge, Castleconnell, Plassey and Limerick City.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank RJK57
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We hired the Silver Swan from Silverline cruisers..there were 2 double rooms and a third room with bunk beds...the boat was immaculately clean - kitchen was neat and tidy and supplied with all cooking utensils that you would need - bed clothes and towels were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank shirley m
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The most relaxing vacations we have ever taken. We have hired boats to travel the Shannon River and Lakes 4 times now and are planning a trips again next year. You live on board the boat, so you are able to prepare your own meals...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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