The mighty Shannon is Ireland’s ancient and epic artery. A central thoroughfare for a millennia, it has a place in myth and legend for this is a story that encompasses the heavens as well as the watery deep.
The Shannon was already an important trading route when Ptolemy mapped it in the 2nd. Century. The ancient woodlands and myths and river gods go back further still. A boat holiday in ireland is the ultimate way to get close with nature and spend time on a timeless river running freely, unconstrained and natural. Explore news ways of connecting personal reflection and creativity with the tranquil sound of water meandering down to the sea.
This is a slow tourism experience were you are in control to develop your understanding of the biodiversity of the Shannon and build your own eco-tourism experience. There is no hurry, just move with the gentle pace of the waterway.
Experience tranquillity in one of the specially dedicated moorings located in quiet backwaters but still close to towns and villages just a short dinghy trip away from your boat. The Tranquillity Project will offer those boaters who wish to get away from it all the opportunity to do so. Already there are a number of locations with the special mooring facilities in place, at the Scariff River, Athlone, Killaloe and Portumna.