Lough Ree Viking Tour

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).


Lough Ree Viking Tour
7 St. Mary's Place
Co. Roscommon



Tel: +35390 6473383



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This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.