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Athlone - Killinure Point

Ireland (Penichette)

Athlone Locaboat base
Quigleys Marina
Killinure Point - Glasson - Athlone - Westmeath  
Ireland

Starting out formalities:
departure day between 2 and 6 pm.

Boarding:
as soon as the boat is ready.

On site:
WC and shower 7/7 24/24.

Travel information
Rosslare Ferry Terminal (222 km),
Dublin Northwall (145 km - Via M6 & M4),
Dun Laoghaire (155 km - Via M6 & M4)

Train
Athlone train station (13.5 km)

Airports
Dublin airport (140 km)
Shannon airport (148 km)
Knock airport (114 km)

Parking
Enclosed, not guarded (free) but secured with access barrier

Taxi
Sean Robbins (Taxis / Minibus) : 353 (0)87 2610561
A 1 Cabs Athlone  : 353 (0)9064 73000

Car hire
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 

Tourist information
Shops
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) 

Local drinks
Murphys , Guinness , Smithwicks , Rebel Red.

Gastronomic specialities
Beef, fish and lamb.

Restaurants
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

Fishing
No Licence required on River Shannon
Wildhunter - Athlone - tel.: 353 (0)90 647 0344
Strand Fishing Tackle - Athlone - tel.: 353 (0)90 6479277

Tourist office
Athlone Castle (Visitor centre and Luain Gallery) : 353 (0)90 6494630


Waterways information
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.