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Boat Trips & Cruises on the River Shannon

Location approximately 30 minutes from the Absolute Hotel Limerick you could be on Board the Spirit of Killaloe. A great day trip from Limerick for adults and kids. 

Killaloe River Cruises offer daily one-hour tranquil boat tours of the River Shannon and Lough Derg. The tour cruises north along the River Shannon and Lough Derg with stunning views and a journey through heritage and history. A commentary is provided on all interesting sites as you cruise by. Relax and unwind on one of the modern boats taking in the magnificent scenery, wildlife, heritage, legend and folklore. Don’t leave the beauty of Lough Derg and the River Shannon to the imagination, cruise with Killaloe River Cruises and capture memories to treasure forever.

Join Killaloe River Cruises for the best opportunity to explore the River Shannon and Lough Derg. From the history of the Killaloe Canal and the Shannon Scheme of 1929, cruise towards where Brian Boru High King of Ireland kept watch over the river crossing at Beal Boru. Cruising into the calm waters of Lough Derg, sheltered by the Slieve Bernagh and Arra Mountains, the panoramic view is spectacular.

The boats are suitable for passengers of all ages and are purpose built to maximise your view to make your cruise on Ireland’s greatest river more memorable and enjoyable. Cruising down the Shannon is a wonderful and calming experience.

Pick up location

The boats depart from Ballina Quay which is located on Lakeside Drive in the town of Ballina County Tipperary. Directly across the bridge is the town of Killaloe in County Clare. Free parking is available in both towns. Killaloe and Ballina are a popular visitor location and heavy traffic is to be expected. Please allow enough time to reach the location. Public toilets are also available. It is necessary to arrive for your cruise 10 minutes before departure time. There are wonderful restaurants and cafe's all within walking distance of the departure point.


Killaloe River Cruises offers a 20% discount to guests of the Absolute Hotel Limerick, 

Please enquire on check in at the hotel and you will be given a unique discount code, entitling you to 20% off when you book a Killaoe River Cruise.

This discount code is exclusive to guests of the Absolute Hotel Limerick 

Click HERE to book, present your ticket on your mobile phone on arrival and enjoy your cruise!