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River Shannon and Lough Erne

Feel the irresistible lure of the Shannon-Erne

The Shannon River gives Ireland’s central reaches their character. It’s an obvious feature if you study a Shannon River map. At a glance, it’s clear that the waters influence the land. The fishing is superb and golf is extremely popular! As you travel, you’ll stop in quaint villages, why not explore the medieval churches and kick back in the pubs!
Great for... 
  • Ancient celtic monuments & religious sites
  • Championship golf courses
  • Wonderful fishing
  • Fantastic scenery
  • Friendly pubs with traditional live music

Reviews for Ireland cruises

We had a few days in Dublin before finding a great B&B in Carrick-on-Shannon. I would recommend the Townhouse to anyone starting from here. Our trip along the Shannon took us to many new towns where we met interesting people, learned Irish history and found fun pubs. Once we left the boat in Portumna, we went to Galway, then Dingle for a week. Can't wait to do it again.
We really liked Killeen's in Shannonbridge. Louise Killeen is a locally famous singer and songwriter.
very peaceful and quite and meet some lovely people on the way relaxing and the ability to stop wherever you want
went to keshkerrigan and crum castle would have liked to go further down the Shannon and stayed longer
This is our 8th time to use Emerald Star over the last ten years. We knew what to expect on our holiday and hod no major issues with the exception of discovering we can no longer access the fuel tank on the boat. This proved to be quite a surprise for us as nobody pointed this out prior to our departure from Carrick. We discovered the issue when we pulled in for fuel at Rooskey, as we have done during all previous trips. We were advised by the girl working the pumps that we required a key to fuel our boat. I contacted the Emerald Star office and was advised by the manager, John, the company had changed its policy on allowing boat users access to the fuel tank. He said that they had issues with people putting water into the fuel tank. I accepted this could happen, it never happened in our eight years! I inquired as to why there was no key on the boat for the fuel tank as would be normal with hiring a car. I then discovered the only way of filling the fuel tank was to purchase the fuel from Emerald at €1.60 p/lt. The fuel was available to me at Rooskey for €1.14 p/lt. The boat required 100 lts, clearly a significant difference in price. On return to Carrick I had a long discussion with John and we agreed a suitable outcome. I also reported that the boat could have been much cleaner when we took delivery of it. There was also a small problem with the toilet system on board, this resulted in a bad odor being present at various times of the day, even when toilets were not in use. John agreed to check out the system when we handed back the boat.
Sailed Carrick-Portumna and back, including a detour up the Suck to Ballinasloe.
Lovely scenery, farmland, farm animals, woods, hills etc - and Clonmacnoise, so easily accessible from the water, was very interesting. Unexpected highlight - the glorious sunshine on every day save one ...
We spent 2 days in Dublin,before heading to Carrick on Shannon where we boarded Elegance.
we really enjoyed our trip.I really like to get off the tourist track when traveling,by going down the Shannon river,we witnessed Ireland in a way most never will.We visited many small towns where the people were very friendly,the river views were stunning.Roosky,Portuma,Terryglass,and many more were great adventures.Rent the Bikes! This made it possible to check out these towns as sometimes town was a mile away.