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If you go boating on the River Shannon you must visit the Carnadoe Lakes. The Carnadoe lakes are a tributary of the River Shannon and they’re often an overlooked beauty spot. The old limestone Carnadoe Quay is matched only by the old Stone Bridge. This bridge has a reasonably low air draft but air draft gauges on either side of the bridge will help. Do stock up on milk and supplies before heading to Carnadoe because there are no shops here. This is a wonderland that remains as unspoiled as it ever did. There is so much more to show in the Carnadoe Lakes that it will probably be another video in the future. We didn’t get to explore Kilglass mooring, the mountain river or indeed the Rockville Navigation. Oh, roll on the new boating season.
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In this River Shannon boating trip, we head upriver through Tarmonbarry, Rooskey and on to Dromod. We pass under two lifting bridges as well as the most dangerous bridge on this river Shannon boating adventure.
The Irish Inland waterways are probably the best cruising ground in the world, and certainly the best inland waterways in Europe. Even in this awful wet weather. But we try to show the river experience as it is, and sometimes our inland waterways can get quite a bit of rain. But without rain, we would not have these magnificent rivers and lakes. We end up in Killeen’s Bar or Pub if you prefer, Sadly Killeen’s will be closing for good very soon. What a pity that is. Hope you enjoy the video.
We spent most of the 2019 season boating on Lough Dreg, so here’s what we thought of Lough Derg, what we learned from our time there and a few tips we’d like to pass on to you.
Lough Derg is a large lake so it’s worth doing a bit of research before you head out on it in a boat. I hope this short video will be of some help to you and also to help make your holiday a little more enjoyable.
Caught in a Storm on Lough Derg. Boating on the River Shannon is normally a relaxed affair. But today’s boat trip takes us right into the eye of a storm on the river Shannon’s largest lake Lough Derg. Usually, all our boating on the River Shannon is in pretty good weather but today we got caught out.
When people think of the secret lake they don’t normally think of River Shannon boating. But step aboard and join us for an extraordinary River Shannon cruise from a secret lake to Lough Derg, the River Shannon’s largest lake.
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This secret lake just off Lough Derg is probably not visited by many boats. That’s because it’s not on the majority of charts of the River Shannon. Also, it’s well off the navigation channel. On this voyage, we bring you with us as we explore deep into this lesser-known part of Lough Derg.
As I sit here on my boat writing this, outside the rain is chucking it down in buckets full. All around me people are complaining about the rain. “Not a day for boating” I hear someone say. Yet without rain, we would not have this river and all its magnificent lakes. Every plant, every animal, in fact, every single living thing on this planet depends on this life-giving water. Even our own bodies are made up of 60% water. It’s in us as well as all around us, it’s part of us.
Well if you want to go boating in Ireland you should check out this cruise into Scarriff Harbour. Scarriff is a mid-sized town in Co Clare. It has a super harbour a short distance up the Scarriff river that links the town to Lough Derg.
Hope you’ll join us for this cruise in great weather across Lough Derg and into the Scarriff River. Ta
This is our Shannon River cruise across Lough Derg to the beautiful village of Garrykennedy. Any River Shannon cruise will take in at least some lake or wide river portion. Really the River Shannon is a whole bunch of lakes joined together with river stretches!
Garrykennedy is probably one of the most popular moorings on Lough Derg. It’s a small village with two pubs, one of which has a traditional thatched roof and serves excellent food. Surprisingly there is no shop in Garrykennedy, there is however plenty atmosphere all of which lends a good feeling to the place.