3 Night Family Cruise – From Carrick on Shannon

From Carrick on Shannon

Day 1 – Set of north from Carrick on Shannon heading to Lough Key. The Lough Key Forest Park is perfect for the family and has several attractions including the Zipit adventure centre and the Boda Borg activities. Both of these attraction are only a short distance from the mooring which is provided. You can also explore the forest park and the old Rockingham Estate. It is a beautiful location.

From here you can continue up the Boyle River to the town of Boyle (famous for the Sky 1 Moone Boy Show). The town is full of lovely restaurants and places to visit such as the imposing King House where tours are provided daily.

Day 2 – Leaving Boyle, navigate back towards Knockvicar, moor your boat at the Lough Key Holiday Marina or Tara Marina and embark on the wonderful signposted bog walk. This is a great opportunity to see some of the unique Flora and Fauna that this region is famous for. Continuing to Lough Drumharlow and following the River Shannon towards the town of Drumshanbo you will come to the little stop over at Battlebridge. Here you will find a lovely bar and restaurant with a large playground for the children, there is also some great attractions in the nearby town of Leitrim village including archery and electric bike tours. You are free to moor overnight here and there is live Irish music in the bar every weekend.

Day 3 – Leave Battlebridge and continue to the town of Drumshanbo and Lough Allen. One of the best attractions in the Shannon region is located here and it is the Arigna Mining Experience. It is located about 10 minutes from the town and can be accessed by taxi or you can arrange a tour from the electric bike operator in Leitrim village. The experience will take you deep into the old Arigna mines and show you how the miners once lived and worked. It is a great tour. Drumshanbo offers a lot of entertainment including an equestrian centre beside the Large hotel and the only remaining actual high street in Ireland. There is and outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts here also.

More information how to book your boat and where to visit can be found on Discovertheshannon.com


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