The River Shannon is the main artery through the country and we know the Vikings arrived by river in Clonmacnoise in 842. Clonmacnoise is 90 minutes(one way) from Athlone by river and is the perfect way to approach this famous monastic site. The Lough Ree Cruise(approx 75 minutes) normally goes upstream to the Hodson Bay and returns.
- Season normally runs from February to October
- The Viking Ships have been sailing around our coasts since 795
- Departs from the Quay at Athlone Castle daily to Lough Ree
Viking Fares: Lough Ree - Adults: €10 /Children €5/Families €30 (2 adults & 4 children), BBQ Cruises (30 pax minimum) €35 per head, Group Rates on Request (30 Pax Minimum).