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Enjoy the Green Beauty of Ireland on a River Barge Cruise

April 24th, 2014

Did you know that May and June are the sunniest months in Ireland? Those months would be a great time to explore Ireland by taking one of our river barge cruises on the Lower Shannon River.

Experiencing the Beauty of Ireland on a Barge Cruise

Shannon Princess in Ireland

Shannon Princess cruises the Shannon River in Ireland

Why cruise the Shannon River in Ireland aboard our grand hotel barge? In addition to the luxurious dining and accommodations, there is all the beauty of Ireland to explore. From ancient archaeological sites to modern, bustling towns, you will experience the stunning scenery of Irish islands, lochs, and green countryside from the comfort of your floating hotel. Binoculars are available so you can enjoy the flora and fauna along the lush “Callow” landscape, rich with wildlife, through which you will be passing. With daily excursions in a comfortable coach, you will take a private tour of haunted Leap Castle with its eccentric owner, enjoy a Guinness and oyster lunch, and explore the Clonmacnoise sixth century monastic ruins. Other tour highlights include Birr Castle with its landscaped gardens, shopping for local crafts and gifts, and experiencing the Craggaunowen Iron Age Life Re-Creation Project.

6th century Clonmacnoise ruins in Ireland

Clonmacnoise 6th century monastic ruins

Why cruise on the barge Shannon Princess? In addition to a full-length upper sundeck, the Shannon Princess has a spacious open salon and dining room with panoramic views out its large observation windows. Meals are crafted by the Ballmaloe School trained master chef, with highlights such as roast shoulder of lamb and black velvet crepes. All meals, including wines, local cheeses, and other delicacies, are included in the price. Carpeted throughout, the Shannon Princess accommodates up to ten passengers in spacious cabins with ensuite bathrooms and newly tiled large showers. The cabins also have picture windows and individual heat controls for those inevitable cloudy days. Bicycles are available upon request.

Interested in golf, walking tours, artisan visits or family cruises? Shannon Princess is happy to customize a cruise for your charter group with special interests.

Are you ready to experience Ireland at its finest? Contact us today to learn more about cruising on a deluxe river barge along the Shannon River.

We’re ready to help when you’re ready to go barging. Happy travels,

Beth Hanson
Barge Cruise Specialist since 1988