Le Boat - Explore Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Yours To Uncover

Whatever your preferences, the River Shannon in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands is filled with breakth-taking vistas and enriching experiences that will leave you intirgued, relaxed and looking forward to your next boating holiday back. 

Discover Carrick-on-Shannon

  • Intriguing castles, lakeside trails and endless blueways - the delights around Lough Allen are yours uncover. 
  • Cruising and Carrick-on-Shannon are synonymous allowing you to experience panoramic views of the local countryside that siply cannot be accessed through any other form of transport. 
  • If you are looking for a short getaway out in nature but close to home, the waterways of Ireland's Hideen Heartland's are heaven of tranquility - brimming with wildlife and diverse scenery. The forests, open moorland and impressuve castles offer a wide choice of outdoor adventures. Uncover the rich history of this beautiful landscape, starting bright and early undergound in the quaint village of Arigna. 

Le Boat - Map of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Le Boat - Athlone

Explore Athlone

  • You don't have to travel very far in Ireland for truly breath-taking sights and scenery, secret places full of life and bursting with charm.
  • Hidden landscapes, a 'subtropical paradise', captivating stories and vibrant towns; the central area of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands is ready to uncover. 
  • The number of heritage and cultural sites dotted around Athlone as well as the beauty of its waterways keep visitors coming back to this historic town. 
  • Did you know that when you are in Athlone you are at the centre of Ireland, the very heart of Ireland? Athlone, is yours to uncover. 

Around Lough Derg

  • Take to the shores of Lough Derg dotted with picturesque villages, unwind as you cruise and soak up all the area has to offer. The legendary lake kisses the sides of Clarem Galway and Tipperary before it spills into the Shannon, so it's easy to find a solitary spot to lap up the quiet, cast out a line, or unbuckle your picnic basket for a lazy lunch. 
  • This is Ireland's Hidden Heartlands and the key to it all is the Shannon itself. For millennia it has been the traditional boundary between 'the West' and the rest of Ireland. The waterways of Ireland's midlands aren't always the most obvious choice for tourists and that's part of thir enduring charm. You may be only 90 minutes from the country's main cities, but once you connect to the serne and scenic network of lakes and rivers, you could be a million miles away.
  • The lakeshore is dotted with picturesque villages offering boat hire, mooring and leisure facilities and an excellent variety of restaurants and pubs, many with live traditional music sessions. Whatever you choose a visit to the magical Lough Derg will leave you relaxed, inspired and re-energised!
Le Boat - Lough Derg
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