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River Shannon

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Address: Ireland
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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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Silverline Cruisers, Banagher, Co.Offaly

We had an excellent time cruising the River Shannon with Silverline Cruises. We hired a boat (Silver Crest) for 4 nights in May 2017 and cannot recommend this company enough! The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent time cruising the River Shannon with Silverline Cruises. We hired a boat (Silver Crest) for 4 nights in May 2017 and cannot recommend this company enough! The staff (Barbara and Kevin) were extremely friendly and helpful from start to finish. The boat was fabulous - spotless and fully equipped with everything we needed. Full instructions and... More 

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Missouri
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

There are so many places to see this wonderful river you will want to keep taking pictures. Take the time to get out of the car and take it all in when you are able to stop, you will not be disappointed.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

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.

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1 Thank Bruce K
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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 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 31 July 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 

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3 Thank errn94
Dublin, Ireland
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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 

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Westmeath
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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 

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Heanor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

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

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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 

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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 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.

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