A Week on the River Shannon, Ireland, August 2008

Start base: Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland
End base: Portumna, County Galway, Ireland
Craft: Lake Star, "Corry"

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Saturday 23 August 2008


Our bus to take us to Dublin airport was due to leave at 06:30, so we set our mobile phone alarms for 05:30.

We awoke to see another group of "boaters" leaving to catch their bus at 06:15.

Surprisingly, we were the only ones on the coach for the trip to Dublin airport.

After an hour's delay at Dublin airport, we took off for Exeter.

To see the full sized pictures, click here to go to the Flickr site.

We really did have a great week. As I said earlier, we were extremely lucky with the weather. This is a thoroughly recommended trip, but the help of previous boating experience with regard mooring and slow navigation was very useful. The flow and current can surprise the "skipper" at times as we had witnessed :o)

County Galway


Portumna boat base -> Dublin airport. Coach time : 2 hours
Dublin airport -> Exeter airport. Flying time : 1 hour

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