The Viking Longships have been sailing around our coasts since 795. The River Shannon is the main artery through the country and as we know the Vikings arrived by river in Clonmacnois in 842 which is 90 minutes downstream from Athlone and by ship is the perfect way to approach this famous monastic site. The Lough Ree Cruise (approx 75 minutes) goes upstream to the lake calling en route to the Hodson Bay and returns. Why don't you board the Viking Ship which departs from the quayside at Athlone Castle to Lough Ree the 'Lake of the Kings' or check out our schedule to Clonmacnois.
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.