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Viking Ship

The Viking Tours is a member of the following:


  • The Heritage Boat Association, National Historic Ship 1923
  • Maritime Institute of Ireland.
  • Inland Waterways Association of Ireland,
  • RNLI,
  • Birdwatch Ireland,
  • Irish Peatland Conservation Council,
  • Irish Wildlife Trust,
  • Midland Vintage & Classic Car Club,
  • Old Athlone Society,
  • Athlone Architectural Heritage Group
  • St Johns Parish Heritage Group
  • Mid Ireland Tourism,
  • Athlone.ie
  • Chamber of Commerce.
  • Lions Club Athlone
Open Panel

The Viking Ships have been sailing around our coasts since 795. The River Shannon is the main artery through the country and we know the Vikings arrived by river in Clonmacnois in 842. Clonmacnois 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. Why don't you board the Viking Ship which departs from the Quay at Athlone Castle daily to Lough Ree the 'Lake of the Kings' and with bookings to Clonmacnois. Season normally runs from Easter to October

Viking Fares

Lough Ree   ( Daily ) 75 minutes

Adults: €10
Children €5
Families €30 (2 adults & 4 children)

Clonmacnois* ( Not Daily ) 90 mins one way

Includes bus fare return (30 mins)

Adults: €16
Children €8
Families €50 (2 adults & 4 children)

*Please note vessel does not remain at Clonmacnois

Approx 90 mins allowed for visit to the monastic settlement before bus returns

Group Rates on Request (30 Pax Minimum)

Viking Rules

The Captain reserves the right to refuse passage & to change sailing times, schedules and embarkation/disembarkation point without prior notice and some sailings may also be subject to minimum numbers.







Friday 18th April

Bay Stop
  12:00   -  12:45
   3:00 -    3:45*
* Does not return to Hodson Bay  







Saturday 19th April

Bay Stop
 11:00 -  11:45
  1:00 -   1:45
  4:30 -   5:15
* Does not return to Hodson Bay  







Viking Calendar of Events

Clonmacnois Cruises 90 minutes (one way)

(Confirmed to Date)

From Athlone Castle

Friday 25th April at 2.30 pm

Saturday 26th April at 2.30 pm

Sunday 27th April at 3.00 pm

Wed 7th May at 11.30 am (ST)

Thursday 8th May at 3.00 pm

Friday 9th May at 2.00 pm

Sunday 11th May at 3.00 pm

Thursday 15th May at 3.00 pm

Sunday 18th May at 8.30 am

Sunday 18th May at 3.00 pm

Tuesday 20th May at 10.00 am

Tuesday 20th May at 3.00 pm

Wednesday 21st May at 3.00 pm

Tuesday 27th May at 9.00 am

Wed 28th May at 11.00 am

(ST) Denotes School Tour on Board

Viking Video

Viking Position

Sat Nav: 53.4234 -7.9422

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