Our boat, the Golfzang (Dutch for "Wave Song"), is a fully equipped six-berth steel-hulled cruiser which calls Williamstown harbour in Dromaan her home.
The front cabin features two double beds, a dining table which seats six, and a small but well-equipped kitchen with a gas cooker, sink, and a refrigerator. The rear cabin features two single beds and can also double as a storage area. Both cabins are lockable ensuring the security of your goods when you're out enjoying what's on offer in the many ports around Lough Derg and the Shannon.
The Golfzang has a powerful auxilliary battery which can be charged while you travel, providing lighting, radio, and refrigeration when you're berthed for the evening and want to relax.
The cruiser can be hired weekly, for short breaks, or for weekends. We provide detailed navigation charts, and full instructions on how to drive and park the cruiser are given before you set sail to enjoy the beauty and splendour of the waterways.
Beyond the northern mouth of Lough Derg lies the River Shannon, which offers an additional wealth of possibilities should you decide to go further afield.
Bustling towns and villages such as Portumna, Banagher, Shannonbridge, and Athlone offer moorings as well as many excellent pubs and restaurants, forest parks, castles, and points of historic interest. Clonmacnoise, the ruins of a famed monastery founded in 544AD, also lies on the Shannon with moorings and an excellent interpretative centre for you to visit.
Should you desire, it's possible to navigate all the way to Dublin via Tullamore on the Grand Canal, or visit Ballinasloe, famed for its horse fair, by taking a trip up the River Suck.
Beyond Athlone lies Lough Ree, the second of Ireland's great lakes, which is scattered with small islands, many of which once hosted monasteries or other settlements. Beyond Lough Ree, you can navigate further stretches of the Shannon all the way to Lough Erne, the final lake in the system, which is located in Northern Ireland.