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Canoeing Holidays Ireland


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Explore the hidden depths of the River Shannon by Canadian Canoe, an adventure for everyone who loves the water.

Detailed Description

Shannon Adventure Canoeing Holidays offers you an excellent opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life and explore the hidden depths of the River Shannon by Canadian Canoe. The River Shannon, Ireland's largest river is a canoeist's paradise. Its meandering slow flowing waters will take you at your own pace through some of the country's most awe-inspiring scenery abound in beauty, history, flora, fauna, and fish.

An Adventure for everyone who loves the water, our two man Canadian canoes are spacious and agile , providing  fun, freedom and fresh air for the young and the old. The canoes can be hired on an hourly, daily or weekly basis, various rental options available. Each canoe is fully equipped with buoyance aids, map and paddles including a spare paddle. Each canoe is available with or without camping equipment if you opt for a weekend or weekly rental . Camping Equipment consists of, a two man tent. Twin burner, cooker, refillable gas bottle, kettle saucepan set, cutlery, dishes and a lamp. Sleeping bags are not supplied.

Rates (per canoe)

Daily Rate: €50

Hourly Rate: €15 for first hour and €10 for every hour after that.

Prices on request for other rental options

Recommended Canoeing Routes:

1.   Down-River Route

Leaving Banagher, one heads down-river to Meelick, a distance of 5.7 miles. Meelick's 15th century church is well worth a visit. The river then winds through 9.2 miles of reed-lined banks to Portumna, which is famed as a fishing centre and for its Forest Park. Another 2.5 miles down­river and you reach Terryglass at the entrance to Lough Derg, the largest lake on the river Shannon. Terryglass, a former National Tidy Towns Award Winner, is the site of a 6th century monastic foundation of St. Ruadhan, which was destroyed by Norsemen under Turgesius in 844.


2.  Up River Route

A short up-river journey of 2.7 miles takes you to Shannon Harbour where the Grand Canal joins the River Shannon. Another 8.5 miles and you are at Shannonbridge. Clonmacnois, a further 6.0 miles north is the site of Ireland's most famous monastic city founded by St. Ciaran in 548. The last High King of Ireland, Rory O'Connor, was buried here in 1198. Athlone, which is 11.0 miles from Clonmacnois, is the site of a famous battle in 1691 between the Williamites and Jacobites. The town's Bawn Street is the birthplace of Ireland's renowned tenor John McCormack.


3.  Grand Canal Route

Enter the Grand Canal at Shannon Harbour, where the River Brosna also joins the River Shannon and head for Tullamore 23 miles away. Tullamore is noted for its Tullamore Dew Distillery. The picturesque market town of Edenderry is a further 19 miles east on the Canal. Each route offers plenty of camping locations. The towns and villages on all three routes have quality shops to satisfy your shopping needs and the pubs and discos of the larger towns offer you plenty of opportunities to meet and socialise with locals and fellow river-travellers in pleasant surroundings. So your canoeing holiday on the River Shannon is guaranteed to be thoroughly enjoyable.



If you require further information about our product do not hesitate to contact us at or 0871250731


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Brendina / Noel O Meara
0579151411 0871250731
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