Shannon & Erne Waterway


Welcome to Carrickcraft, one of Ireland's longest established and most experienced cruiser hire companies. Operating along some 300 majestic miles of silvery waterway, Carrickcraft have provided idyllic cruising holidays for over 35 years. No licence is required to cruise the rivers of Ireland, so anyone over the age of 21 can take command of one of Carrickcraft's cruisers. Cruising along the Shannon and Erne Waterways takes you through some of the loveliest countryside in Europe, a perfect opportunity to sample the tranquil setting of unspoilt Ireland.Carlow Class in Killaloe


Booking a holiday with Carrickcraft has never been easier - look through our site and decide which boat suits you best. Then check availability, and book with our secure on-line form. Travel to Ireland is easier and cheaper than ever. You will find flights to Dublin and Belfast from many UK airports and to Dublin and BallinasloeShannon from mainland Europe. Or, if you prefer to travel by sea, e-mail us and we can book you and your car on an Irish Sea Ferry. Check our Special Offers Page for any last-minute deals.


Carrickcraft offers a choice of three dedicated Marina Bases, Carrick-on-Shannon and Banagher in Southern Ireland, and Bellanaleck in Northern Ireland. Cruising holidays can begin and end from any of these ideally placed marinas. We are now offering any start day except Sundays and Bank Holidays for the Clare, Kilkenny, Limerick and Carlow class. And from February each year, all boats are offered on the same basis. You can book for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 or 14 nights. The prices are for a minimum of 3 nights and then per night thereafter, so the longer you stay, the better value! Carrickcraft offers a wide range of services to make your cruising experience more pleasurable. These include coach/minibus transfers from all main airports, grocery pre-ordering, personal on-board tuition and navigation instruction. Outboard Motors and Fishing Dinghies are also available.


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