Address: 7 St. Mary's Place, Athlone, Westmeath
Contact Viking Tours: Micheal McDonnellTel: 086 262 1136
Cruise on the River Shannon onboard the replica Viking Boat to majestic Lough Ree "Lake of the Kings". Experience the religious and Viking history attached to the Lake. Hear live commentary on tales of Viking hoardes and battles. Listen to Viking Mike talk about the beauty of the lake, its flora, fauna, bird and fish life.
The duration of the sailing is approx 1hour 15 minutes. There is usually an option to disembark/embark at the lake side retreat of the Hodson Bay Hotel.
There is also the opportunity for groups to disembark/embark at Coosan Point, Wineport Lodge and Restaurant, Glasson Golf and Country Club and Killinure Chalets.
Cruise down the River Shannon to the historic Clonmacnoise (1hr 30mins one way). Sail through meanders and inbetween bogs, bursting with wildlife.
Visit the over 1500 year old monastery founded by St.Ciaran. Together with Clonard it was the most famous monastery in Ireland, visited by scholars from all over Europe. From the ninth until the eleventh century it was allied with the Kings of Meath. Many of the High Kings of Tara and Connacht are buried on its grounds. Visit Temple Finghín & McCarthy's Tower, Temple Connor, O'Rourke's Round Tower, North & South Crosses and the Cross of Scriptures and many more. Packed with historic Celtic history..
The Viking Ship operates sailings all year round (subject to Group Bookings during off peak season). Departures from Athlone Castle
Scheduled cruises operate from April - September
Evening Sailings for Hen Parties and Corporate Groups also catered for.
There is a snack shop and bar on board or passengers can bring their own (BYO)
Evening BBQ Cruises for the Summer Season at €35 per head. Minimum of 30 persons required and booking essential.
For more information contact Michael at 086/2621136
Please bring warm clothes as the climate is always cooler on the river.
The vessel is available for cruises during the off season (weather permitting) for groups bookings so please enquire with Michael.