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Description: This legendary river has figured prominently in the imaginations of Irish...
This legendary river has figured prominently in the imaginations of Irish artists like James Joyce.
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A Fun Week on the Shannon ☺️

A great holiday for all ages ... Inland Waterways have done a fine job, facilities at the main mooring points all clean and toilets well stocked, lock keepers super helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am from West Cork but live in the Netherlands. I rarely visit other parts of Ireland because Schull, Barleycove are so beautiful and I don't have enough holidays when I come home. This year I booked a cruise on the Shannon with Carrickcraft with some friends. It is not a cheap holiday and 4 nights cost 1327 euro, insurance... More 

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Creswell, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you want a fun experience, take the small ferry ride from Tarbert to Kilrush over the River Shannon. It sames quite a few kilometers of driving, and it is a restful interlude in the grind of driving the challenging Irish roads. We bought our tickets on line for the day that we crossed, and it was an easy boarding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great holiday for all ages ... Inland Waterways have done a fine job, facilities at the main mooring points all clean and toilets well stocked, lock keepers super helpful (except Tarmonbarry) What you can do in a week ... 2x adults, 2x teens ... We rented an Emerald Star Shannon Star cruiser (sleeps 6+2) from Portumna for a 1-way... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We collected a very clean and very well equipped Carrick Craft, Wexford class cruiser from Carrick on Shannon. The weather we had during the week could have been better but this did not detract from an excellent week. My wife and I have taken narrowboats on the canals in Britain on a number of occasions and this was our first... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Rented a cruiser from Carrick Craft Banagher for 1 week with my wife and 2 boys. This is a fantastic way of seeing the country from the water, and a totaly different perspective than from the roads. The experience is of course made so much better when the sun is shining, and we had 3 wonderful sunny days, 2 cloudy,... More 

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The 6 of us took off from Banagher thru Silverline Cruses on a 10 day cruse. We rented the Silver Spirit a 42 ft. boat with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The staff at Silverline are good at what they do. They check you in promptly, provide you all the information you will ever need. There boats are in excellent... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a wonderful experience on the ferry, enjoying scones and tea while taking in the beauty of the surroundings. Birds, swans and even a lonely white and brown horse gracing in the field. So peaceful and hearing this beautiful Irish music and song from the local musicians. What a treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Just returned after a week's cruising with my husband and two friends. Chose the Killkenny class. It was first time cruising for us all , so were slightly apprehensive. The tuition was short but thorough. To say we had fun is an understatement. What a great time. I'm not saying that we didn't have one or two little mishaps, but... More 

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Kanturk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

6 of us hired a boat from Carrickcraft in Banagher Co Offaly. We got an 8 berth Fermanagh class boat and it was superb. We decided to head down stream and ended up staying in Portumna for the first night as our boat broke down! 15 mins after we called Carrickcraft for assistance we had a mechanic on board. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Seeing the River Shannon was like seeing a famous character from storybooks come to life. It's historic, watch for King John's Castle and The Treaty Stone in Limerick.

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