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Cruise Ireland with Carrickcraft


"Old" Crom Castle

There are many heritage sites on the riverside.

You can go horse-riding

You never know who you might meet on the towpath

Wide open spaces

A busy day on Lough Derg

Young fishermen

I wonder will they catch anything?

A misty morning

Freedom to travel along the Shannon-Erne Waterway

Kids love boating

There is so much for kids to do on a boating holiday

New Linssen 35.0 AC

New for 2017 - luxury 4-berth cruiser

Welcome to Cruise-Ireland

Welcome to Cruise-Ireland, home to two of Ireland's longest established and most experienced cruiser hire brands, Carrickcraft and Waveline Cruisers, and now with the addition of Linssen Boating Holidays. We are the largest cruiser hire company in Ireland with the biggest choice of boats and marinas. Operating along some 300 majestic miles of silvery waterway, we have provided idyllic cruising holidays in Ireland for over 35 years. No licence is required to cruise the rivers of Ireland and no experience is necessary as we will provide full training.

I've never been on a boat before!

Don't worry, you are not alone. Half of our guests have never been on a boat before and we will teach you all you need to know. It's really not difficult and our instructors will make sure you are happy before you set off. And even before you arrive, you can do our online tutorial which goes through the basics - have a look at the tutorials on Shannon Navigation or Mooring & Casting Off to get a feel for how easy it is.

New boat for 2017

We are delighted to add the Linssen 35.0AC to the fleet for 2017. The Linssen is a luxury 4-berth boat ideal for two couples or the smaller family. Book online or phone.


  • Peter Roderick

    Another wonderful holiday with Carrickcraft. Once again we were provided with a well laid out, very clean and mechanically sound boat. Our thanks to...


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