The Waterways of the Erne and the Shannon
The inland waterways of Ireland brings together the four corners of the country through 1000km of variable waters. From the tranquil wide expanse of the Erne Lakeland to the winding River Shannon, take your time and enjoy the rich and natural environment as it unfolds before you.
From the marina take to the Quivvy Lough and follow its shores to where it meets Upper Lough Erne. From here you have a choice. Cruise the upper lake with its unique blend of tranquil waters and stunningly beautiful islands, and on to, Enniskillen the island town. From here the wide expanse of the lower lough awaits you as far as Belleek the home of the world famous parian china. Explore the length of the Erne system, a total distance of some 84km.
Alternatively when leaving the marine turn south and head to the Shannon Erne waterway. This beautifully restored system consists of river, lake and still water canal. It is 63km long and boasts 16 ultra modern locks operated with a push button card system. Travel along stopping at the many small villages and towns along the route until you join the Shannon River with its many silvery lakes.