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  • Deirdre Macklin

    It was a most relaxing holiday-a little hidden paradise and only an hour's drive from home! I could have stayed another week and am already looking...

  • Richard McCaw

    As our first time we would definitely sail again perhaps slightly bigger boat. Wonderful relaxing experience. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

  • Colm Brennan

    This was our first time on a boating holiday and we were apprehensive enough. From booking it with Wendy, through check in and check out with Padraig it...

  • Pat Hall

    Yes it was our first time cruise 5 of us pick a differnt spot in ireland every year couple of us were.nt sure but from start to finish it was one of the...


Getting to the Marina
Carrickcraft provides transfers to the Marinas from the main Airports on selected days in order that our customers have reasonably priced transport at optimum times. It is not always easy, or cheap, to reach the marinas by public transport.

By Car
It's an easy drive to any of our marinas and we have free outdoor parking. Click here for driving directions.

Public Transport
If you would prefer to travel by public transport the website addresses of the State Bus and Train companies are & For private bus services information try and

Bus Transfers
Please contact Reservations for information on days and times that we operate bus transfers. For those travelling outside our scheduled transfer days and times we can organise an unscheduled taxi/coach transfer and we will endeavour to obtain the best price for you.
Remember if you are on a one-way trip and you are arriving by car, you will need transport back to your starting point. We can also arrange taxi transfers - costs vary and again contact the Reservations Office for assistance.

Flight Arrivals
Please Note: When your flight has landed you should report to the Information Desk/Meeting Point Area as soon as possible. The bus driver will be in the airport building organising all his passengers for the journey to the marina and will be displaying a carrickcraft sign. If he cannot find you he will try to contact you through the Information Desk. If you wish you could find out the departure time of the transfer by telephoning the Marina you are starting from.

Average Transfer Time
For reference, it takes on average 2-3 hours to travel from Dublin Airport to any of the Marinas, 2 hours from Belfast Airport to Bellanaleck, 3 hours from Belfast Airport to Carrick, 3 hours from Shannon Airport to Carrick and 1 1/2 hours from Shannon Airport to Banagher.

Checking in
Your Confirmation Invoice (if booked directly) or Voucher (if booked through an Agent), will be required when checking-in.

Although all cruisers are insured, a certain amount of liability always remains with the hirer. This amount varies from €850 to €1,000 according to the type of cruiser and may be reduced down to a minimum of €100 by payment of varying amounts, again according to the type of cruiser.
This liability has to be left in the form of a deposit and this is usually a credit card but can also be cash in any currency (as well as Euro & Sterling) that has an available rate of exchange. This insurance does not cover hirer belongings or personal injury. Sorry, but we cannot accept cheques.

Going Home
Please inform the Marina of your return flight/ferry times upon checking in. Your return transfer times will be posted on the door of the Marina Office on the day before your departure.

Free outdoors parking is available at all marinas for those arriving in their own cars.

Hire Car
Please note that if you are arriving by hire car you should confirm the procedures for handing back your car when you collect it at the airport as the hire car companies do not have offices at the marinas.

Distances between Marinas
Bellanaleck to Carrick-on-Shannon: 64kms.
Carrick-on-Shannon to Banagher: 120kms.