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Canalboat Hire and Houseboat Rental in Ireland & Europe

Locaboat Plaisance Ireland
The full range of Pénichettes are comfortable and easy to handle, and is constantly being improved and updated to satisfy the demands of an international guest. Across Europe there are now 400 Pénichettes. Whether for couples, families or groups of friends there is always a Pénichette to suit your requirements.
Bases located at Killinure Point

Flying Bridge
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Le Boat Ireland
Canal boats available for rental from Le Boat from 21 March to 31 October 2016
Base located at Belturbet, Carrick-on-Shannon & Portumna

4+ Berth
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Other Canalboat Hire and Narrowboat Rental Suppliers in Ireland

Aghinver Boat Company
River Erne, Irvinestown
Aghinver Boat Company - specialist cruiser hire on Lough Erne. Based near Kesh, close to Enniskillen.We're situated on the shores of Lower Lough Erne just north of the town of Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh. Lough Erne stretches for over fifty miles and is linked to the Shannon waterway by river and canals. With more than 156 tree-covered islands Lough Erne is probably the most beautiful – and quiet – cruising area in Europe…offering fishing, bird watching and nature a-plenty!

Barrowline Cruisers
River Barrow, Vicarstown
a friendly family-owned and operated cruiser hire company based on the Grand Canal at Vicarstown, Co. Laois. Our well equipped base is ideally located to allow you explore the full extent of both the Grand Canal and River Barrow. These waterways provide two totally different cruising experiences.

Canalways Ireland
River Barrow, Rathangan
Enjoy the freedom to come and go as you please with no fixed schedule... Fishing, Cycling, Towpath walks, Swimming, Reading, Relaxing ,Astronomy, Exploring Towns, Traditional Pubs and Music... Nature, Adventure, Golf, Eating Out, Local Museums and Historical Sites, Horse Riding, and of course the Charm of the Irish People. In the evenings, after the days activity and fresh air, you and your crew can enjoy the craic (Irish for a good time) in the infamous Irish pubs on route..

Carrick Craft
Carrick-On-Shannon, Banagher and Tully Bay
Luxury boating holidays in Ireland on the River Shannon and Lough Erne.
Carrickcraft, the largest and most experienced cruiser hire company in Ireland. Operating along some 300 majestic miles of silvery waterway, Carrickcraft have provided idyllic cruising holidays in Ireland for over 35 years. No licence is required to cruise the rivers of Ireland, and anyone over the age of 21 can take command of one of Carrickcraft's holiday cruisers. In 2010, for the first time, you can book any length of holiday - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 or 14 days - starting on any day except Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Coraquill Cruising Holidays 
Shannon-Erne Waterway, Cooraquill
Dutch Barge Holidays in Ireland, Shannon Erne Waterway Holidays, barge hire in Ireland.If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of today's modern life, then a relaxing dutch barge cruise on the irish waterways is the answer. From the moment you step onto one of our luxurious dutch barges you enter a world of peace and tranquillity. Soak up the sheer beauty of the countryside, villages and towns. Enjoy some of the world's best pubs and restaurants where you will be treated to the finest food, drink and live entertainment. Famous Irish hospitality comes free.

France Passion Plaisance
With its 31 departure bases in Europe (France: Burgundy, South, south west, Brittany, Anjou, Paris, Alsace Lorraine and the Ardennes and Europe: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic), France Passion Plaisance is now a reference in boating holidays and a guarantee of good value and quality.

Garrison waterside 
River Barrow, Leighlinbridge
We are an Irish family-owned and operated holiday centre, so you are assured of a friendly Irish welcome. With a growing reputation for quality and value, the Garrison House is the perfect base for your exploration of Ireland's Sunny South East.We are within easy reach of Rosslare or Dublin Ferry Ports, so no need to worry about volcanoes! We offer you a great base from which to to explore Ireland's South East which ranges from accessible gently-sloping mountains to blue flag beaches and serene rivers as well as historic towns and villages.

Lord Bagenal Inn 
River Barrow,Leighlinbridge
Situated on the banks of the river Barrow, in county Carlow and just a short drive from kilkenny. Finished to the utmost standards of excellence, our luxury hotel is exquisitely decorated with fine paintings from contemporary Irish artists and offers 39 boutique style guest rooms. With its picturesque location our Carlow hotel is ideal for relaxing midweek breaks in Ireland.

Manor House Marine  
Lower Lough Erne, Killadeas
Manor House Marine and Cottages nestles in the heart of Lower Lough Erne, one of the most spectacular lakes within the island of Ireland. The Noble family and staff are proud to offer cruising holidays on Ireland's inland waterways and lakeside self-catering cottages. From here a holiday paradise is unleashed. You can relax, take time out, and breathe in the clear unpolluted air while enjoying the unforgettable scenery set in peace and solitude amongst 800 sq. km of the island studded lakes.
Our hire boats are one of the most modern fleets in Ireland and these cruisers are available for charter through Lough Erne, the Shannon-Erne Waterway and the River Shannon offering you a world of boating pleasure...

Shanon River
Lower Shannon, Upper Shannon
At Shannon River we act as agents to all of the cruiser companies on the Shannon River. It's the same price to book through us as it is to book direct, and we offer independant impartial advice to help you to choose the correct boat for you, your crew and your budget.

Shannon Castle Line 
Lough Derg, Williamstown
8 Reasons why an Irish cruising holiday with Shannon Cruisers is the best choice for YOU.
Located at the southern and most picturesque area of the Shannon, you can enjoy the scenery no matter how long your holiday is.As the closest operator to Shannon, Cork & Galway Airports, access to Shannon Cruisers is easy for you. Check out the low fares airlines operating into these airports.Our fleet is modern and maintained to the highest standards. All you have to worry about is hassle free holidays with your friends and family.A cruising holiday is the perfect way to get away from the traffic, enjoy a diverse range of scenery, spend time with your friends and family.

Shannon Sailing
Lough Derg, Dromineer
Shannon sailing Ltd. We offer a wide range of services such as boat sales, boat rental, boat sales, workshops, chandlery, marina services and much more.Where better, than on the huge expanse of Lough Derg on the River Shannon, in County Tipperary, Southern Ireland. The area of deep navigable non-tidal water exceeds 60 square miles. Around its shores are more than 10 safe harbours and several interesting Irish villages with welcoming pubs, serving real Irish food and drink to the sound of traditional Irish music.

Silver Line Cruisers 
Lower Shannon, Banagher
Silver Line Cruisers have a choice of modern top class cruisers for a river Shannon Irish cruise holiday. Rent a boat and cruise Ireland on the Shannon river.
Silver Line Cruisers, one of Ireland longest established family run Shannon cruising companies, is situated right in the heart of Ireland on the river Shannon between the two great lakes, Lough Ree and Lough Derg, and only one mile from the Grand Canal. Our base at Banagher, Co. Offaly is the ideal starting point to rent a boat for any Shannon cruise.

Tara Cruisers 
Upper Shannon, Lough Key
Tara Cruisers is a small personal firm operating a fleet of top of the range, self-drive, Hire Cruisers of steel construction built between ’92 and ’95.
Many of our customers have no previous boat experience. Our staff will give you complete instructions until you are confident to take control of the boat.No license is required but the skipper must be over 21 years. Our reception staff are fluent German speakers. We can assist you in planning your cruise on the Shannon. Many of our customers return year after year. Newcomers are treated like old friends.

Waveline Cruisers 
Lower Shannon, Killinure Point
Boating holiday on Shannon and Erne in Ireland on a well-maintained cruiser from Waveline - no boat licence necessary.Looking for a relaxing holiday on a modern hire boat to cruise on Shannon and Erne in Ireland ? Look no further, you have found us !
Waveline Cruisers have a modern and well maintained fleet of self-drive motorcruisers. Boating as good as it comes.

Waterways of Ireland

Cruising along the majestic waters of the Shannon and the Erne as they slowly meander their way through Irelands rich countryside is an ideal way to sample the laid back way of life which is synonymous with rural Ireland.

Cruising at a very leisurely pace along the Shannon-Erne waterway, Europe’s longest inland cruising system, you’ll soon cast aside the pressures of today’s more hectic lifestyles as you settle down to enjoy a very different holiday experience - one that gives you a whole new perspective on the beautiful countryside, historic castles, grand houses, deserted hamlets and ancient monastic settlements that surround you.