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River Shannon

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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Dining
Description: This legendary river has figured prominently in the imaginations of Irish artists like James Joyce.
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Kanturk, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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204 reviews 204 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We rented the Aisling - 6 Berth Cruiser from Flagline Cruiser Hire based in Coosan, Lough Ree near to Athlone for our trip down the majestic Shannon River. We got a great deal for our four night trip and made it as far south as Portumna near the entrance of Lough Derg. Highlights of the trip include: water skiing from... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went on 7 night cruise in 36ft motor boat sleeping 4+2 from Carrick On Shannon. Boat was hired from Carrickcraft in Carrick On Shannon and a lot of continental tourists (particularly Swiss, for some reason) do these cruises. The boat is comfortable with two double bedrooms and a dining area that could also accommodate two bunks. Navigating the Shannon is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We rented a Silverline 8-berth 'Legend' cabin cruiser for 4 nights from Banagher Co Offaly. We were absolutely thrilled with the boat! It was spacious and new, and was sleek and stunning from the outside and very well laid out and comfortable inside. We had cruised down the Shannon about 15 years ago (and loved it) but this was a... More

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
110 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Took a ferry along the Shannon River on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. It is a beautiful river, wide and green areas around. It joins the Atlantic Ocean at The Shannon Estuary. I enjoyed my trip along the river.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We used the Discovertheshannon.com site to pick our boat and plan the whole holiday. I loved it but we were blessed with the weather. We went for nights and departed from Banagher. Firstly we went up towards Athlone stopping at Clonmacnoise for the tour. Then we decided to turn back and head for Killaloe. My favorite places along the way... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

we do this holiday twice a year, the most relaxing holiday you will ever have. we usually start from tully bay or carrick on shannon. if the weather is good, collect wood and have a bbq on daveys island. Just tie the boat up each evening and go to a lovely bar. Ballinamore is a lovely wee place to stay... More

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Monroe, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We cruised the Eren waterway with Carrick Craft. We rented the smaller 27' boat but had plenty of room for the two of us. We had an adequate galley where I cooked two meals a day. We sat on the back deck in the am with our tea and scones and fed the swan families who came to visit. When... More

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights on the river Shannon on an Emerald Star 35ft Lake Star cruiser. It was adequate for our needs, the best part was the dual steering. We had amazing weather and that made a huge difference to our enjoyment of the trip. Emerald Star provided excellent customer service - even on the Friday evening at 6pm... More

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