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River Shannon

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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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This is the longest river in the British Isles and it doesn't disappoint. Take the change to walk or cycle along the banks or take a trip on the river. Be careful not to park your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruce K
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the longest river in the British Isles and it doesn't disappoint. Take the change to walk or cycle along the banks or take a trip on the river. Be careful not to park your car too close; it floods! There are a number of quays and historic sites along the way.

Thank Bruce K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time cruising on the River Shannon. We hired a boat from Silverline Cruisers in Banagher. Their staff are very friendly and looked after us well. We were new to boating, therefore they provided us with tuition about handling the boat. The instructor was friendly, courteous and patient. We had an amazing time, we would highly recommend... More 

1 Thank DRailton1
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My family- adult siblings, parents and one couple of dear friends all had the incredible experience of a private, week-long, barge excursion down the Shannon River on the Shannon Princess. The good: should I say fabulous? Incredible service and food. Comfortable, homey accommodations and individualized excursions. The food prepared by the wife and amazing chef of the captain was incredible.... More 

2 Thank errn94
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Hired a boat from carrick craft from start to finish staff second to none. Met lovely lady when we checked in, the lad who gave us the demo extremely helpful. First day out was a saturday noticed light was on in fridge but not cold. Called out of hours number at 10pm and talked to a very nice lad an... More 

1 Thank Con M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We were a group of 7 on Le Magnifique (8 + 2 berth) from Emerald Star, 4 nights Mon to Fri. We went from Carrick to Athlone and back (via Lough Key). This is an expensive holiday and might be worth it if half decent weather could be guaranteed. But this is Ireland and you just cannot pin your hopes... More 

1 Thank The-Real-Trappist
Heanor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Hired a cruiser for the week from Lough Ree Cruisers, brilliant boat, brilliant staff, brilliant holiday. Highly recommended.

Thank ejb542016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Hired the boat called Owel and picked it up in Carrick on Shannon. Great way to spend a couple of days we tool are dog with us and she throughly enjoyed it .. great way to watch the world go by and soak up the rays if your lucky enough to catch a few .. lock keepers are so friendly... More 

Thank gilmorer
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This majestic river is the longest river in Ireland. It bisects the greater Limerick area in two. The Curraghgower falls near King John's Castle are lovely. It is populated by elegant swans. It is beautiful at sunset when the local rowing clubs are training.

Thank Bean_Limerick
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

the river runs thru Limerick, we had lunch next to it and a nice walk there after . we watched a family of white swans enjoying there day as well along the bank, there is a brisk current off shore would not want to be in it unless necessary , recommend lunch at the Locke Bar next to the bridge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I was so happy crossing this river considering we share the same name. It was a nice smooth ride across the river Shannon.

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