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Shannon Navigation - Lough Key & Lough Allen | Ireland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 240 km
Number of locks: 10
Lock dimensions: 19.50 x 4.00
Max. depth: 1.20
Max. headroom: 3.00
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: No license asked for hired boats
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Grand Canal & Barrow Line | Ireland
Saale and Unstrut River | Germany
Shannon - Erne Waterway | Ireland
Atlantic Sea

Shannon Navigation,
Shannon River,
Lough Derg, Lough Ree, Lough Key, Lough Allen

One of the nicest and most famous house boat areas of the world!

Shannon Waterway
Ireland, one island, one term: Wilful! Everything seems to be wilful here, landscape, people, the weather. Hardly any other estuary on the world offers such beautiful scenery but hardly any other has to cope with such immediate changes of weather! Who doesn't feel comfortable in pure nature should avoid coming here.
Before navigating Lough Derg and Lough Ree make sure that there are no hard winds to be expected. You will not have to count on monsters here like in Loch Ness but there is plenty of fish.

Barge, Houseboat & Narrow-Boat Hirer / Shannon Navigation

Garrick Craft, Kinego Matina, Lurgan
Emerald Star, Carrick on Shannon & Athlone
Locaboat Holidays
Lough Ree Cruisers, Athlone
Pleasure Cruisers, Rooskey
Shannon Castle Line, Willianstown Harber, Whitegate
Shannon Privat Cruisers, Dromond
Shannon Sailing Ltd., Dromineer
Silver Line Cruiser, Banagher
Spirit of Killaloe, Killaloe
Waveline Cruisers; Glassan, Athlon


Shannon Naviagition Information



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Shannon Navigation Guides

Author: Waterways Ireland  |  Language: English  |  Delivery time: instantly

River Shannon - Navigation Charts 1-4
These Charts contain all the necessary information for navigation, lock hours, opening times of Portumna Swing bridge as well as moorings. Charts 1 and 2 cover the Lower Shannon, Killaloe-Portumna and Portumna-Athlone and Charts 3 and 4 the Upper Shannon, Athlone-Rooskey and Rooskey-Lough Key/allen. Size open twice 32x98cm and folded 17x32cm, in English and German!

Prize: € 13.00 /  Booking