Athlone - Killinure Point
Killinure Point - Glasson - Athlone - Westmeath
Starting out formalities:
departure day between 2 and 6 pm.
as soon as the boat is ready.
WC and shower 7/7 24/24.
Rosslare Ferry Terminal (222 km),
Dublin Northwall (145 km - Via M6 & M4),
Dun Laoghaire (155 km - Via M6 & M4)
Athlone train station (13.5 km)
Dublin airport (140 km)
Shannon airport (148 km)
Knock airport (114 km)
Enclosed, not guarded (free) but secured with access barrier
Sean Robbins (Taxis / Minibus) : 353 (0)87 2610561
A 1 Cabs Athlone : 353 (0)9064 73000
Europcar (Dublin airport, 150 km) : 353 (0)1 812 2800
Motorpark Monksland (Athlone) : 353 (0)90 6493999
Sixt (Dublin airport, 150 km) : 353 (0)1 812 0410
Supermarkets/deli/Off licences/fuel 7/7 between 8 AM and 8 PM
Spollens Centra in Glasson village (5KM)
Tesco , Supervalu & Dunnes Stores in Athlone (13KM)
Murphys , Guinness , Smithwicks , Rebel Red.
Beef, fish and lamb.
The Killinure Chalets (500M - 6PM to 10PM - closed tuesday) : 353 (0)90 6485155
Glasson Golf Club (2,5 km) : 353 (0)90 648 5120
Grogans Bar and Restaurant - Glasson Village (5 km) : 353 (0)90 6485158
The Fatted Calf - Glasson Village (5 km) : 353 (0)90 64 85208
The Glasson Village Restaurant - Glasson Village (5KM) : 353 (0)90 6485001
No Licence required on River Shannon
Wildhunter - Athlone - tel.: 353 (0)90 647 0344
Strand Fishing Tackle - Athlone - tel.: 353 (0)90 6479277
Athlone Castle (Visitor centre and Luain Gallery) : 353 (0)90 6494630
In Ireland, the locks are open every day from 9 am to 8 pm. They work with a magnetic card that can be bought at the base for the price of € 13. The same card allows access to the toilets in public ports, showers, washing machines and also to empty the used water holding tanks. Leaving from Leitrim and going south, the locks are manual and cost about € 1.50. Spending the night in public ports is free but costs about € 15 in private marinas. It is forbidden to spend the night anchored on the lakes.
Navigation on the lakes is forbidden in rough weather (Force 3 Beaufort). Children up to the age of 17 must wear a life jacket. On the lakes, make sure you stay in the middle of the channel. Otherwise you risk running aground. Refloating a boat entails significant costs and these are covered neither by the insurance nor by the accidental damage waiver and will be for you to pay should this happen.