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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.


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 - 17:30. 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.

Hotels & Restaurants

The Landmark Hotel (5mns walk from base) – Landmark Court: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 622 222

The Bush Hotel*** (5mns walk from base) – Main Street: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 671 000

Hollywell Country House – Liberty Hall: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 621 124

Restuarants & Pubs

Chungs (Chinois) - Main Street: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 621 888
The Oarsman Bar – Main Street: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 621 733
Kens (Chinois): Tel – 00353 (0) 719 621 500
Shamrat (Indien) – Bridge Street: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 650 934
Cyrans Riverside Inn - Bridge Street: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 620 409
The Lemongrass (Asiatique) – Quay Road: Tel – 00353 (0) 719 620 320

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.

Ireland

Misc

Shops

There are many shops situated in the town centre of Carrick.

Parking

Parking is available at the base free of charge.

Fishing

A fishing licence is not required in Carrick.

We suggest that you bring your own fishing equipment as it is not possible to hire from the base. However, you can buy equipment from the following shops:
Tooman Angling and Leisure Ltd, Bridge Street - 00353 (0) 719 621 872
Cartlans Cyber Cafe - 00353 (0) 719 621 103

Local Car Rental

  • Hertz in Sligo – 00353 (0) 719 660 111
  • Avis – 00353 (0) 189 405 060
  • Murray’s – 00353 (0) 617 012 00

Transport Information

Airports

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

Car Rentals

Hertz in Sligo – 00353 (0) 719 660 111
Avis – 00353 (0) 189 405 060
Murray’s – 00353 (0) 617 012 00

By Rail

Carrick on Shannon - 1.5 miles / 2.5km