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Address: Ireland
Activities: Dining
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 ride on a ferry on the lake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 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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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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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 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
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick

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