Want to discover the cruising center of Ireland? It’s the River Shannon, a large bit of heart and beauty and Irish grace.
Pull in to a dock along the way and bed down after a rollicking good time in a pub. No driving worries here, and so much to explore.
Carrick-on-Shannon in the county town that’s the base for the great experience. It’s a popular place for boats using the Shannon Erne Waterway, which links Ireland’s two greatest rivers. It forms part of, this is not kidding, the longest navigable inland waterway in Europe. No kidding! (No Blarney, either.)
The river reaches out and stretches 250 miles from Lough Erne in County Fermanagh to the mouth of the Rinver Shannon in Limerick.
If you have time to meander, if you want to be an Irish Huck Finn, this may be just what you’ve been waiting for. No experience necessary–just curiosity and a fine sense of wonder!