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Shannon River Boat Hire - Suggested Cruises

Lough Erne, One Week

Shannon River Suggested Cruises - Lough Erne, One Week

Lough Erne is a great place to cruise with some islands of great historical interest but it might be difficult to get a full week from the lake. It's well worth visiting the islands on the Lake, Devenish Island, White Island and Boa Island all have historical interest.

Killedeas is the base of Manor House Marine & Cottages and there's a hotel hear with a good restaurant and good bar food. Mooring is free for the first night but as it's a private marina there's a fee for the second and subsequent nights.

Kesh is a small village that was primarily a fishing village and still has a marine atmosphere. There are a couple of restuarants and pubs here.

Belleek is about 5 hours from Enniskillen and is home to the world famous Belleek pottery which has a tour open to the public.

After visiting the islands and towns of Lough Erne you may have some time on your hand so you can head back towards Enniskillen and then south onto the Erne river towards Belturbet, about 4 hours cruising from Enniskillen. Belturbet features Again some good pubs and restaurants and a golf course.

After Belturbet you can take the Shannon-Erne waterway further south to Ballyconnell, about three hours cruising with one lock on the way. There are some good pub/restaurants here and Garadice Lough is famous for it's coarse fishing.

The Town of Ballinamore is about three hours and three locks from Ballyconnell. Ballinamore is a medium sized town and is home to the Leitrim Genealogy Centre where you can find your Leitrim roots. Ballinamore is a medium sized town with several pubs and restaurants and a supermarket and some good shopping. There's also a golf course if you fancy a round.

If you've been cruising leisurely it might be a good idea to turn around and head back to the marina. If you have some time you could head further south to Keshcarrigan, Leitrim or perhaps Carrick-on-Shannon.

Cruising Time: 32 hours, 4 locks

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