River tourism and cruises
Cozy Ireland welcomes you to its homeland for a special river vacation in our houseboat without licence.
Crossing the Shannon River and the Erne, you will sail a boat across the west of Ireland and discover its historic Castles and Legends, abandoned villages, beautiful landscapes and ancient monasteries.
The Shannon-Erne Canal recreates the old canal from 1860, but with a much more modern structure dating back to the 1990s. This canal connects two magnificent rivers in the north-west of Ireland, the Shannon and the Erne, which run through the most of Ireland deeper, 63 km long between Leitrim Village and Lake Erne Superior, with only 18 locks.
During its course, Shannon met three large lakes, Lough Ree, Lough Derg and Lough Allen. In each of these three lakes, it is possible to make marine excursions. In total, in Ireland, there are more than 500 navigable kilometers, between rivers, canals and lakes.
There is also an extensive network of canals to make the most of your sailing holiday in Ireland. If like all rivers, even if Shannon and Erne are connected to a canal, the Shannon River is connected to the Dublin canal. Some of the best known canals are Newry, the Grand Canal, the Royal Canal and the Ulster Canal.
This destination combines its green landscapes and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking or golf, with more cultural tourism, being able to visit historic cities and typical Irish cities such as Portumna or Carrick-on-Shannon.
Take advantage of your river cruise in Ireland to dock and disembark in some of the typical Irish bars and enjoy traditional music with a pint of cold beer.
Sailing on Shannon-Erne is suitable for beginners, but you need to be very careful when it is windy or you are in the open sea.
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