|Irleand Barge Cruises|
Explore the Irish landscape by enjoying a canal barge along the 240 mile long Shannon River. The Shannon River winds throughout the Irish country side and forms three lakes as it makes its way from the Cuilcagh mountains to the Shannon Estuary near Limerick City.
Barge trips along majors rivers are a great way to explore a country without being touristy. See the Irish countryside as the Irish do. The great thing about barge cruise trips is that private barges can dock anywhere along the way. Cruise into a beautiful lake and drop the anchor or dock at any of the many city docks. River barge trips can be private party or group oriented
The beautiful country of Ireland has much to offer any of its many travelers. Historically the River Shannon was a main highway used by the Vikings in their many attempts of conquest and plunder. Barge cruisers should expect a more hospitable welcome from the Irish then the Vikings received. Since the Shannon River divides Ireland from north to south adventurers have the pleasure of seeing a great deal of the Irish landscape.
The beauty of Ireland and the epic history that make up the fierce struggle of a determined people to be free is a jaw-dropping experience when viewed from the waterways of this island nation. Historically the waterways were used as the fastest way for military operations to reach their destination. Barge trips along these majestic rivers give travelers a real sense of how the history of Ireland played out. The stunning geography and the brilliant rolling hills that separate shire from city present an imposing and breathtaking vista that can be appreciated from the waterways.
Ireland offers its visitors many things to do and see. This is a world-class country that is steeped in a modern yet unchanging landscape. The best of the past and the bounty of the future are just a single footstep away from each other. Reach for modern convenience from the depths of history as the River Shannon carriers its visitors along the winding banks and beautiful scenery of Ireland.