Banagher – A Riverside Town
Banagher is a small town in Offaly located on the banks of the River Shannon between the beautiful lakes of Lough Ree and Lough Derg. It was once a central hub for trade, on the Dublin to Limerick route where it supported industries including milling, malting and distillery. Banagher bridge, originally a stone bridge of 17 arches constructed in 1685 has featured prominently throughout history, presently has six arches. It provides a link between the counties of Offaly and Galway. Once a town for trade, Banagher is now very much a tourist destination.
Each year a festival is held in memory of Anthony Trollope, an author who spent some time in Banagher where it gave him much inspiration for writing his novels. Three miles from Banagher, you will find the beautiful Cloghan Castle on 150-plus acres. It is one of the very few medieval castles which is both lived in and open to the public. The surrounding gardens are a popular attraction for visitors. Beside Banagher Bridge is Cromwells castle and opposite is a Martello tower that was used to guard the bridge.
There is a great choice of pubs and restaurants in the town including Corrigans bar – a traditional family run Irish Pub and JJ Houghs, a 250 year old trad and singing pub. Banagher is home to the local brewery, Bo Bristle, which produces Irish crafted beers using 100% natural ingredients. Banagher is the centre point for the ‘callows’ of the Shannon, a grassy meadow that floods in winter and home to all kinds of waterfowl.
At the marina you can hire a cruiser and there are great facilities for water sport activities and fishing. The headquarter’s of Silver Line Cruisers are based here. They provide a whole range of services at the marina include lifting, repair, maintenance, mooring and much more.Being centrally located in Ireland, in the town of Banagher, Silverline Cruisers has become a well known cruising company on the River Shannon.
Why choose Silverline Cruisers?
The River Shannon in all its beauty has lots to offer and plenty to explore along its waterways. Silverline Cruisers has something for everyones needs, whether it is a small, medium or a large group that are travelling, there are a wide range of hire cruisers to choose from. Silverline Cruisers are the perfect starting point for your cruising holiday.