Carrick-on-Shannon – Athlone – Carrick-on-Shannon

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River Shannon navigation area, Portumna area, Ireland

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 200 km
  • Trip duration: 7 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back 
  • Number of locks: 6

Monastic settlement, lush countryside, dramatic scenery and beautiful small villages with big hearts — you'll find it all here and have all the ingredients for the perfect travel holiday. From our two strategically located bases — Portumna and Carrick-on-Shannon — you can set sail on the River Shannon and the Lakes, or just choose a specific area in which to spend your holiday. The Shannon–Erne cruise is the longest inland navigation system in Europe. The River Shannon and the surrounding waterways are a fisherman's paradise. Carrick-on-Shannon is the gateway to both north and south. Don't forget to visit Ireland's smallest church, Costello, at 18 m2. County Cavan has 365 lakes, one for every day of the year. The town of Belturbet is known for its bars and restaurants. From the quiet town of Portumna you can reach Lough Derg, one of Ireland's most beautiful lakes and a famous pilgrimage site.