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Carrick Base Information

Carrick on Shannon, a lively town with a population of around 2,500. It is the largest cruising centre in Ireland. Historically, it has been one of the main crossing points on the beautiful Shannon River.


At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00

When To Arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked.

When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night.

The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Hotels & Restaurants

Hotels

The Landmark Hotel: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 622 222
The Bush Hotel: Tel – 00353 (0) 671 000
Hollywell Country House: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 621 124

Restuarants

Chungs – Tel. +353 (0) 719 621 888
The Oarsman Bar – Tel. +353 (0) 719 621 733
The Bushhotel – Tel. +353 (0) 719 620 014
Kens – Boyle Road – Tel. +353 (0) 719 621 500
Shamrat (Indian) – Tel. +353 (0) 719 650 934
Cyrans Riverside Inn – Tel. +353 (0) 719 620 409
Viktoria Hall – Tel. +353 (0) 719 620 320

Ireland

Misc

Shops

Gift and souvenir shops
The Sweater Store, Tel. +353 (0) 719 621 801
Mulvey’s Gift Shop, Tel. +353 (0) 719 620 134
Keaney’s Gift Shop, Tel. +353 (0) 719 620 084

Supermarkets
Tesco Superstore
SuperValu Glancy's

Market Days

Every Thursday

Tourist Info

http://leitrimtourism.com/

Fishing

No Licence is required on the Shannon. License only required for fishing on rivers that flow into the Shannon. You can get it along the way.

Bring your own fishing equipment as it is not available to hire at the base. It is possible to buy equipment from the following shops: Tooman Angling and Leisure Ltd, Bridge Street: Tel. +353 (0) 719 621 872 which is situated 15 meters from the Shannon, it also provides outdoor clothing and bait etc.

Parking

Secure & garage parking available (fees apply)

Transport Information

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you'll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe

By Air

Closest airports:
Dublin - 99 miles / 158km
Knock - 47 miles / 74km
Belfast - 119 miles / 190km

By Train

Closest train stations:
Carrick on Shannon - 1.5 miles / 2.5km