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Ireland

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Week Breaks

Southern Shannon Cruise
Carrick-on-Shannon - Shannonbridge - Carrick-on-Shannon
(200 km - 8 locks - 32 hrs)

  • You’ve revelled in the friendly pubs and tried the Guinness and Jameson whisky, Calcannon (potato and cabbage) and Boxty (fried potato cakes).
  • Now you’re up for golf — even more natural on barge vacations in Ireland than neighbourhood leprechauns and four-leaf clovers! At Glasson and Hodson Bay, you hit the greens with gusto and the luck of the Irish!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

The Angler's Cruise
Portumna - Killaloe - Portumna
(106 km - whitout locks - 12 hrs)

  • You are totally relaxed only hours from Portumna , where you savoured shepherd’s pie in a friendly pub and checked out the castle!
  • Now you’re happily cruising on your boat rent in Ireland southbound on big Lough Derg , famous for its brown trout and pike.
  • You can just taste your fresh fish dinner as you envision kicking back on the sundeck!

Duration: 3 nights
Cruise Type: return trip

The Celtic Cruise
Carrick-on-Shannon - Portumna (or vice versa)
(160 km - 5 locks - 20 hrs)

  • You pull up to the ancient monastic site at Clonmacnoise , truly an impressive remnant of the Shannon’s storied past and a highlight of barge vacations in Ireland.
  • The stones seem to speak to you, sending a message through time.
  • From your sundeck, you admire Birr Castle Demesne, and you cruise into Lough Derg and stop for a picnic at Portumna Forest Park.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way

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SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY LBO

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Horizon 2S

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 2-S, has two en-suite cabins, albeit a smaller master cabin than the Horizon (2&2) model and no separate shower cubicle in the second en-suite. However, it enjoys the same saloon and sundeck space and is perfect for two couples looking for a bit more privacy or a family who would...
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Horizon 3

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 3 has the same high specs and quality finish as other Horizon models. It offers three en-suite bathrooms allowing larger groups to ejoy a good mix of social and private space. Boat Size: 13. 5m x 4. 3m 1 large forward cabin with convertible double bed 2 side cabins with...
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Vision 3

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Manoeuvring is simple with joystick steering, making this diesel boat hire a breeze to handle! Full-size twin beds convert to doubles, and two other sleeping areas allow for a total crew of 10. The Vision3 offers elegance, privacy, and common areas for socialising inside and outside! It’s...
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Vision 3 SL

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Special pod drives make the boat as easy to manoeuvre as a car. The three staterooms have full-size twin beds that convert to doubles, plus there’s a fold-down bed (suitable only for a child or teenager) and an extra bed in the saloon, making the boat ideal for families and friends! New to...
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Vision 4

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ranked amongst our most popular canal boats, this model offers you luxurious and spacious accommodations. A settee in the elegant saloon converts to a single bed, upping the total sleeping capacity to nine. The saloon has a full entertainment center, and cabins have TV/DVD players. The boat was...
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Caprice

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A superb choice for a boat hire in the UK, the Caprice is ideal for parties up to six. The two en-suite staterooms (most offer air-conditioning) are located forward, leaving lots of room in the rear for the saloon and aft deck. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity, and most...
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Elegance

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Elegance boasts three staterooms each fitted with single beds that convert to doubles, allowing sleeping flexibility on your boat holidays. The cabins and three bathrooms with showers are all forward of the generous saloon with its two dining tables and glass sliding...

Magnifique

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Magnifique boat hire is an ideal choice for parties up to 10. The cabins are set fore and aft to enhance privacy, and to give the central saloon prominence. A huge sundeck features a fixed table, cushioned seats, a sun canopy and cool box. Speakers pipe music in. About as upscale as you can...
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Classique

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths
With four cabins, Classique boat rentals sleep a maximum of eight. You’ve got cabins fitted with bunk beds for kids, and singles that convert to doubles. The big saloon with U-shaped settee and large dining table has a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. These recently upgraded...
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Consul

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
With comfortable sleeping accommodations for four people, a Consul boat hire is well suited as a cruiser for boat holidays with a couple and two children, or with two couples. These fine canal craft offer elegance throughout, and a saloon that’s ideal for entertaining family and friends....
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Corvette A

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
 Superb for boat cruises with two couples, the Corvette sleeps a maximum of four in front and rear staterooms with en-suite bathrooms and showers. Picture windows illuminate the saloon, which has a radio/CD player (some boats have flat-screen TV/DVD players). A Corvette boat hire pampers and...
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Corvette B

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
Corvette B is the perfect boat for two couples cruises. One room at the front, another at the back, each one with its own bathrooms, with a living room at the middle of the boat that ensures you privacy and tranquillity. In the back stateroom, there is a bunk bed that can be changed in a double...
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Crusader

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Three separate cabins with en-suite bathrooms give these canal boats unparalleled privacy. This model offers a variety of sleeping arrangements from single and double beds to singles that convert to doubles, making it possible for you to cruise with children, single adults and couples. The...
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Shannon Star

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A great choice for larger parties, this canal boat rental features a large saloon and flexible sleeping options with single and double beds in the three cabins. Up forward you’ll find a fourth small cabin and bed for a young child. With its easy access to the sidedecks and sundeck, the...
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Capri TS

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ideal for couples with a single child, a Capri TS boat hire features a nicely appointed private cabin forward with a double bed and a closet. The bathroom is easily accessed via the saloon, which has a spacious dining area across from the L-shaped kitchen equipped with an electric fridge and...
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Lake Star

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Benefiting from a good sized saloon, this boat is great for socializing. 2 cabins/lounge/2 bathrooms One rear cabin with double bed One forward cabin with two single beds Spacious central lounge with settee converting into one single bed Rear sundeck with steering position and...
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Tamaris Lake Star

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
With two separate staterooms and additional sleeping accommodations in the saloon, the Tamaris is laid out with parties of six in mind. The luxury of a Tamaris boat hire is evident in the skipper’s stateroom in the rear with an en-suite bathroom and large double bed. A nice choice for a 9....

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