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Locaboat Holidays
Carrickcraft
The Marina St George’s Terrace, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, N41 XA00, Ireland
 
  carrick@carrickcraft.com
T: +353 (0) 7196 20236
G: N 53° 56′ 38.085″ ; W 8° 5′ 55.762″

Starting out formalities & boarding
Starting out formalities:
departure days between 2 and 6 pm
Boarding :
As soon as the boat is ready.

How to get to the base
Access:

  • Dublin airport (160 km)
  • Shannon airport (180 km)
  • Website for bus schedules buseireann.ie

 

Parking: public parking not enclosed, not guarded, free
Car hire:

  • Europcar (Dublin airport, 150 km) – tel.: +353 (0)1 812 2800
  • Sixt (Dublin airport, 150 km) – tel.: +353 (0)1 812 0410

 

Taxi :

  • Sean Robbins (Taxis / Minibus) – tel. : +353 (0)87 2610561

 

Hotels, restaurants and shopping facilities on site
Shops :

  • Supermarket SuperValu – Glancy’s open daily between 8 AM and 9 PM (1,5KM)
  • Supermarket Lidl open daily between 08 AM and 10 PM, 9 PM on Sundays (1,5KM)
Restaurants :

  • The Oarsman Restaurant and Bar tel +353 (0)71 962 1733
  • Vitto’s Restaurant Tel +353 (0)71 962 7000
  • Glancy’s Pub 7/7  Tel +353 (0)71 962 0110 ( music session on the weekend)
  • Shamrat Tel +353 (0)71 965 0934.
  • Anderson’s Thatch Pub (music session on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) + 353 (0)87 2283288
Hotels: 

  • The Landmark Hotel**** – Tel +353 (0)71 962 2222 – www.thelandmarkhotel.com
  • The Bush Hotel*** Tel +353 (0)71 962 0014      bushhotel.com
  • Cryan’s Hotel – Tel +353 (0)71 967 2066 cryanshotel.ie

Touristic Information
Gastronomic specialities:
Beef , fish and lamb.
Local drinks:
Murphys , Guinness , Smithwicks , Rebel Red.
Tourist office :

Leitrim Tourism – tel:  +353 71 962 0170

Fishing :

    No Licence required on River Shannon

Information on the waterways
Waterways :
In Ireland, locks work with a magnetic card that can be purchased at the base for the price of 6,50€ for 10 units. Locks are open every day from 9 am to 8 pm during the summer months. Opening hours for other months are published in the navigation chart. The card allows access to the toilets in public ports, showers, washing machines and also to empty the used water holding tanks. Spending the night in public ports is free. In private marinas, mooring fees are about 15€. Leaving from Leitrim and going south, the locks are automated with lock keeper and cost about 1,50€. On the Royal Canal, you will find manual locks with lock keeper, they cost e 0.60. Navigation on the Royal Canal is only possible with the following boat types: P.935W, P.1107W and P.1020FB. Navigation on the lakes is forbidden in rough weather (Force 3 Beaufort and more). It is forbidden to spend the night anchored on the lakes. Children under 17 years must wear a life jacket. On the lakes, make sure you stay in the middle of the channel. Otherwise you risk running aground. Refloating a boat entails significant costs and these are covered neither by the insurance nor by the accidental damage waiver and will be for you to pay should this happen. It is not allowed to anchor on a lake during the night.