Ideal Starting location; hire your cruiser from Banagher or Portumna.
An elemental zone where Lough Ree and the Shannon Callows meet; where the land melts to a mosaic of lakes, wetland and peatlands a place of open skies and expansive bogs merging on the horizon; where the visitor will experience a sense of timelessness and of total immersion in nature. The mid Shannon allows the visitors to escape to “ The Waters and the Wild” a reflection of the integrated mosaic of lakes, rivers and canals, wetlands and peatlands and their related habitats and species, offering a real opportunity to immerse in nature. Escape to the Natural Shannon, delve into the history of Athlone Castle, explore the Rindoon Peninsular and the islands of Lough Ree or simply relax in the inner lakes. Visit the 6th century Clonmacnoise Monastic settlement or call into Shannon Harbour and see an example of industrial archaeology where the Grand Canal meets the Shannon.