Carrick on Shannon is considered to be the centre of cruising in Ireland. The North Shannon is probably the most lively section of the river. There are plenty of small villages along the way with good moorings and facilities. North takes you to Lough Key, one of the most scenic areas of the Shannon reached via a meandering river and one manned lock.
The Banagher marina is ideally placed to cruise the Shannon south from Athlone, but a whole week could be spent happily cruising Lough Derg which has quaint villages such as Garrykennedy, Mountshanon and Terryglass. Going north from Banagher, you should have time to call in to Athlone, the largest town on the river with shops and restaurants.
On the Erne, Bellanaleck is situated just four miles from Enniskillen on the river between Upper and Lower Lough Erne. It is ideally placed to explore the whole of the Erne and gives easy access to Enniskillen and on up to Kesh and Belleek via Devenish Island and other historic sites. Bellanaleck benefits from having a bar and Restaurant on site and a shop and take away just a 10 minute walk.
Location: Shannon Navigation
Activity Type: Boating
Business Type: Boat Hire
Address: Bellanaleck, Co Fermanagh
Banagher, Co Offaly
Phone: +44 (0)28 3834 4993