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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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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
133 reviews 133 reviews
92 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
20 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We rented a 40 ft. boat from Silver Line Cruise Company, 3 persons & loved every minute of it. Barbara & the crew at Silver line were the best. Every question of ours was answered & ALL my emails were also answered in the best time. The boat was gorgeous, we bought our groceries in Banagher then headed off for... More

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northern ireland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This bar restaurant is excellent - we stopped by chance and we were not going to stay as it seemed a bit unkempt and needed some TLC but as we had a long journey ahead of us we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed the food and service were outstanding - all home cooked desserts also... More

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We have just returned from a week's one way cruise from Carrick on Shannon to Banagher. Its difficult to write a fair review, because one of us loved it & one of us didn't!! We booked with Carrick Craft, who were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. The staff were unfailingly friendly, helpful & informative - from... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

It was our first time on the River Shannon; we came with a friend who has been doing this for about 35 years, say no more! I have to say I had my doubts as we have never done this kind of thing before, but we absolutely loved it, even though the weather wasn’t great. I can only imagine it... More

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