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Discovering the Shannon with the Castle Line
Shannon Castle Line

The Shannon River is one of the most attractive cruising waterways in Europe, it’s the longest river in both Ireland and Britain with 750 kilometres of spectacularly scenic recreational waters stretching from Killaloe on the southern end of the River Shannon to the famous pottery village of Belleek in Northern Ireland. It has over a dozen lakes and more than a hundred small islands. It is joined on its journey by dozens of smaller rivers, canals and streams some of which are also navigable. You will enjoy the fun, relaxation and variety this vacation has to offer, encounter for yourself the real Ireland by visiting the many harbours and riverside towns throughout the Shannon. The Shannon Castle Line has a fleet of modern luxury 1 - 8 berth cruisers, each one has the name of a famous Irish castle, their fleet is fitted out with the highest standard of equipment and with all the necessary essentials and safety equipment. This includes mobile telephones, stereo, bedding, full cooking facilities toilets, showers and central heating, every modern comfort possible for a luxury house boat. There is no need for previous experience, no licence, the warm welcome and expert tuition on your arrival will ensure that you and your crew will begin your Shannon cruising vacation with confidence. Navigation is simple with the deep channel being marked to keep sailors on course. The Erne System has only 1 lock, the Shannon River has 6, which are all manned by Lock Keepers, and the Shannon Erne Waterway has 16 automated locks which work on a swipe card system. Your cruise from a minimum of three days to a maximum of three weeks starts from the little port of Williamstown at the marina on Lough Derg - Irelands "Pleasure Lake" - on your cruise you will find excellent restaurants and pubs abound along the way. Fishing, Golf and Horseback riding are just a few of the activity options available to you and your crew.