SHANNON PRINCESS II
SHANNON PRINCESS II
Irish hotel barge vacation river cruises
The Lower Shannon River, Ireland
GOLF CRUISES: Killaloe to Glasson
Experience Three World Famous Courses & One Local Parkland Course, with a Unique Warm Irish Welcome
Imagine you and your friends combining your love of golf with a leisurely cruise aboard Shannon Princess II, a fully-crewed luxury hotel barge, drifting along tranquil waterways past some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland, along the beautiful river Shannon. Your floating hotel is furnished with every modern comfort.
The finest gourmet cuisine is prepared by your on-board master chef, complemented by a wide array of fine regional wines and an open bar, and of course, the experienced and knowledgeable crew is there to attend to your slightest need.
Sunday - Day 1, Killaloe
You are met in Dublin at 3pm and transferred by private coach to Shannon Princess moored in historic Killaloe. On arrival, enjoy a welcome Irish Coffee or a pint of Murphy's on tap. The afternoon is free to relax or stroll the picturesque town. Visit St Flannan's Cathedral, which was originally commenced in 1180 but destroyed by Donal Mor O'Brian and rebuilt some 200 years later in a Gothic style. Watch the world float by, as you enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.
Monday - Day 2, Killaloe to Mountshannon
After a leisurely breakfast, you are transferred to Lahinch Golf Club (18 holes, 6115m, Par 72) which is ranked in the Worlds top 100! The golf course is a 70 minute drive each way, but well worth it! Enjoy 18 holes followed by lunch in the clubhouse. Arrive back to the Shannon Princess for a late afternoon cruise to Mountshannon. Dinner onboard.
Tuesday - Day 3, Mountshannon to Terryglass
Sunrise cruise to Dromineer and then transfer to Adare Manor Golf Resort, an exquisite 18-hole Championship course features 230 acres of lush Irish countryside with lakes and river meandering throughout. The Adare course was designed by legendary Robert Trent Jones Senior. Return to the barge moored in Dromineer and then dinner on board followed by a late evening cruise to Terryglass, three times winner of Ireland's tidiest town competition. (18 holes, 6815m, Par 71).
Wednesday - Day 4, Terryglass to Banagher
After breakfast we depart to neighbouring Mossfield Organic Cheese Farm & then Leap Castle, reputed to be Ireland's most haunted house. You will be hosted by Sean Ryan-a renowned musician and his family will invite you into their unusual home. Return to the barge and enjoy a lovely lunch featuring local produce. We cruise through the ever-changing river flood plain bringing us to our overnight mooring at the lively little river town of Banagher. After dinner, we enjoy music and banter at a local pub.
Thursday - Day 5, Banagher to Athlone
Cruise through the protected Callows, a wild life flora and fauna reserve, mooring at the ancient ruins of Clonmacnoise. After a guided tour we enjoy lunch on board, whilst cruising to Athlone. After lunch we transfer to K Golf Club, host golf club for the 2006 Ryder Cup. The Arnold Palmer designed course is one of the premier parkland golf courses in Europe. Return to the barge for dinner on board followed by golf lore and music at a waterside pub in Athlone.
Friday - Day 6, Athlone to Glasson
After breakfast, cruise to Glasson and moor right next to the 17th tee at Glasson Golf and Country Club (18 holes, 6400m, Par 72), a superb golf course with a variety of tees. A Christy O'Connor design quoted as "the best he has done so far". The course presents you with many challenges and treats, as well as spectacular views from all 18 holes. A grand finale to an Irish Golf Week! After lunch, moor at Athlone in the shadow of the castle. Visit Athlone, home of Irelands oldest pub. Farewell Dinner Aboard.
Saturday - Day 7, Glasson
After a leisurely breakfast, we depart the Shannon Princess and travel to the Dublin airport or the Aberdeen Lodge Hotel.
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