Family Adventure 14 Nights | North

Start

Banagher Marina

Banagher to Shannonbridge: Cruising time approximately 1 hour 15 minutesApprox 1hr 15m from Shannonbridge
  • Banagher Town centre
  • Supervalu supermarket
  • Childrens playground
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool at the Shannon Bank Park
  • Pitch n Putt Golf Course
  • SUP/Kayak Rentals
  • JJ Hough's Singing Pub
  • Bars/Restaurants/Cafes/Takeaways
Links

Night 1

Shannonbridge

Shannonbridge to Athlone: Cruising time approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Self guided walk of the Napoleonic fort
  • Fallons Pub with tasty 'Organic Kitchen'
  • Lukers Pub Restaurant & Live music Venue
  • The River Cafe/ Old Fort

Stop

Clonmacnoise

Lock: Athlone : Check opening times of the lock

Stop off at Clonmacnoise Monastic Site. A spectacular 6th Century monastery on the banks of the River Shannon.

Night 2

Athlone Town Centre

Athlone to Hodson Bay: Cruising time approximately 1 hour
  • Shopping centres - Golden Island & Athlone town centre
  • IMC cinema
  • Jump4Joy Adventure Centre - This is the biggest play area in the midlands, Bouncing castles, bungee trampolines, Go-Karts and much more,http://www.jump4joyathlone.com/ 10 mins via Taxi
  • Planet Athlone - Tenpin bowling, laser tag, Pool & games, Adventure land https://planetathlone.ie/
  • Glendeer Pet Farm 15 mins via Taxi
  • Athlone Equestrian Centre - Ideally situated in a quiet country setting yet only three miles from Athlone town. Athlone Equestrian Centre prides itself in providing a safe and fun learning experience to both adults and kids. Expert tuition is available and riders of all level are welcome. 5 mins via taxi.https://athloneequestrian.ie/
  • Adventure Athlone Clay pigeon shooting, Archery, Guided canoeing trips to the islands on Lough Ree and guided fishing trips. www.adventureathlone.com
  • Shannon Bank Nature trail - Begins at the back of Athlone Castle approx 5 km. There are four information boards along the trail detailing points of interest and wildlife.
  • Bike the Old Rail Trail - Dedicated cycle path along the old rail track between Athlone and Mullingar. With lots of exit and entry points you can explore the villages and attractions along the way. https://www.athlone.ie/visit/old-rail-trail-athlone-mullingar-greenway/
  • Seans Bar - The oldest pub in Ireland
  • Plenty of Pubs/Restaurants/Cafes and takeaways.Shannon bank nature trail 
  • Shannon Bank Walks
  • Old Rail Trail
  • Playground
  • Athlone Castle
  • Horseriding ( 5 mins by taxi)
  • Glendeer Pet farm ( 15 mins by taxi)
  • Adventure Athlone
  • The Planet
  • IMC Cinema
  • Jump for Joy Adventure centre
  • Jungle World
  • Plenty of choices of restaurants, cafes, takeaways:Corner Bistro Café , Il Colesso , Di Bella , Hatters Lane, Bacchus, Left Bank Bistro , La Cucina Di Angelo , Thyme
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Stop

Hodson Bay

Athlone to Tarmonbarry: Cruising time approximately 3 hour 30 minutes
  1. Baysports water park is Ireland’s largest inflatable park, located in Hodson Bay.
  2. Bay Cafe - Lakeview Cafe
  3. Hodson Bay hotel Restaurant.
  4. Athlone Golf Club and Restaurant.
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Night 3

Tarmonbarry

Tarmonbarry to Dromod: Cruising time approximately 2 hours
  • Shops
  • Keenan’s Pub and Restaurant
  • The Purple Onion
  • The Famous Strokestown Park House, Gardens and Famine Museum is 10 minutes by taxi from Tarmonbarry

Night 4

Dromod Harbour

Dromod to Carrick-on-shannon: Cruising time approximately 2 hours
  • Visit the railway museum
  • Historic walks
  • Cox’s Steakhouse
  • Copper Still
  • Brandywell Bar & Restaurant
  • Corner Shop
  • Takeaways

Night 5

Carrick-on-shannon

Carrick-on-shannon to Clarendon Lock: Cruising time approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Shopping
  • Supermarkets
  • The Dock - Leitrim Design House
  • St George’s Heritage and Visitor centre
  • Costello Memorial Chapel ( smallest church in Ireland)
  • Famine Museum and Memorial Garden
  • Arigna Mines ( 20 mins by taxi)
  • Elphin Windmill ( 10 mins by taxi)
  • Electric bikes rentals
  • Riverfront Amenity Park
  • Riverside walkway
  • Signposted town trail
  • Trinity Rare books
  • Choice of pubs, restaurants, cafe’s, takeaways

Night 6 & 7

Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park to Clarendon Lock: Cruising time approximately 30 minutes

Discover the fun & facilities, enjoy the activities and atmosphere and explore the forest park and grounds. Moor at the marina directly in front of the visitor centre.

  • Facilities Boda Borg
  • Lough Key Experience with tree canopy
  • Adventure Play kingdom
  • Walking and cycling trails
  • Zip forest adventures
  • Electric and Segway trails
  • Park & Historical Estate
  • Lakeside café take away food

Night 8 & 9

Drumshanbo

Drumshanbo to Leitrim Quay: Cruising time approximately 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Open-air swimming pool
  • Leitrim Surf Company
  • Lough Allen Watersports
  • Blue Way Waterpark
  • Acres Lake Boardwalk ( children’s playground and amenity area, tennis court, small outdoor swimming pool
  • Arigna Mines ( 10 mins by Taxi)
  • Walks and Hike trails
  • Electric Bike hire
  • The Shed Distillery ( Drumshambo Gin)

Night 10

Leitrim Quay

Leitrim to Drumsna: Cruising time approximately 2 hours

Leitrim is the gateway to the Shannon – Erne Waterway on this canal there are 16 automated locks operated by the waterways Ireland smart card which can be purchased at our office and other selected outlets. The village lies in the heart of the Shannon Blueway.

  • Nature Trails
  • Leitrim Shooting Gallery
  • Electric bike hire for Shannon Blueway cycle trails
  • Pubs, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, takeaways.

Night 11

Drumsna Quay

Drumsna to Roosky: Cruising time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Trollope Trail
  • Riverside walk
  • Picnic area
  • Gannon’s Wood carving factory
  • Doon of Drumsna
  • The Snamh Sculpture
  • Restaurants, pubs, food stores

Night 12

Roosky

Lock: Roosky : Check opening times of the lock
  • Walking Trails
  • Shannon River Adeventure
  • Fishing
  • Pubs, Restaurants, takeaways
  • Food store

Night 13

Coosan Point

Coosan Point to Banagher: Cruising time approximately 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Outdoor swimming area
  • Picnic area
  • Pub / Restaurant
  • Inner lakes

Night 14

Banagher Marina

Approx 1hr 15m from Shannonbridge
  • Banagher Town centre
  • Supervalu supermarket
  • Childrens playground
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool at the Shannon Bank Park
  • Pitch n Putt Golf Course
  • SUP/Kayak Rentals
  • JJ Hough's Singing Pub
  • Bars/Restaurants/Cafes/Takeaways
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