Hotel Barge Shannon Princess - Barging in Ireland -

Cruising the Lower Shannon River, Ireland - Between Glasson and Killaloe

Cuisine : Fine Food and Drink Aboard Shannon Princess

Elegant dishes, sublime flavors, and "must-have" desserts, including freshly baked pastries & breads from the galley of Shannon Princess...

Shannon Princess's chef, Olivia, grew up in Ireland... a culture rich with food and hospitality. After college she attended Ballymaloe Culinary School, and also trained internationally by working all over the world in hotels, restaurants, and yachts.

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess - Cruising Ireland

Olivia is the first to acknowledge what a great privilege it is as a chef to continuously use the freshest and highest quality ingredients sourced on a daily basis. An avid forager, Olivia often musters guests and crew together to head off for an afternoon's picking of wild fruits, herbs, and heirloom vegetables.

Onboard Shannon Princess you will be treated to a unique taste of Ireland during your stay aboard. Menus, food, and service are a tribute to Ireland's abundant natural ingredients and artisan producers. Prepared to be seduced by only the finest and freshest ingredients, gathered at farm shops and country markets along the Shannon and, of course, from the sea. Cheeses and organic ingredients are chosen from dedicated crafts people with a true love of food. The handmade farmhouse cheeses are unique to each cheesemaker's farm and milk herd.

Shannon Princess is happy to attend to special dietary requirements. For example, low fat, healthy eating options.


You will be treated to elegant dishes, sublime flavours, and "must-have" desserts.

Begin Your Day with a Wellness Style Breakfast:

Complemented by freshly baked pastries, strudels and breads from our galley. Enjoy in-season berries, waxed honeycomb, fruit compotes, farmhouse cheeses, and handmade charcuteries.

A Bountiful Buffet for Lunch

An appetizing variety of fresh salads, tartlets, quiches, homemade breads, Irish farmhouse cheeses, and wine selected to complement.

Sumptuous Gourmet Dinners

You will be treated to elegant dishes, sublime flavours and must have desserts. Each meal is an occasion served on fine porcelains, with delicate Irish crystal and crisp linens, all accompanied by excellent European and Southern Hemisphere wines and, of course, indulgent Irish liqueurs.


The Shannon Princess enjoys the pleasure of sharing the fruits of their search for great wines. Wines served are both New and Old World wines, perfect to complement your gourment dining.

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess - Cruising Ireland

—Sample al fresco Lunch Menu —

Seared Line-Caught Tuna on Rocked Leaves with Salsa
Nanny Goats Cheese & Honeyed Onion Tart
Confit Rabbit Legs in a Bean & Sour Tomato Cassoulet
Smoked Mussel & Artichoke Risotto 
Heritage Pea & Lettuce Hearts
Wild Garlic, Chili & Roast Pepper Concasse
Braised Fennel & Cos Salad
Basil & Aubergine Salad
Nasturtium & Burnett Salad
Homemade Soda & Yeast Breads with Flavored Dipping Oils
Irish Cheese Platter
Buttermilk Mini Cupcakes with Elderflower Champagne Icing

— Sample Dinner Menu —

Herbed Rosemary, Sea Salt Foccacia & Sourdough Breads with Flavored Dipping Oils
Carpachio of Beef
Hot Foaming Smoked Oysters
Warm Salsa of Herbs, Horseradish & Chanterelles
Lemon Verbina Sorbet
Hake Crisped in Sage & Chorizo Oil
Roasted Asparagus with Lime-Splashed Prawn Tail Ravioli
Herb, Leaf & Grilled Fennel Salad.
Farmers Market Cheeses
Oatcake Shortbread
Membrillo & Walnuts
Vintage Port
Iced Nougat
Vanilla Fondu
Florentines & Frosted Berries
Handmade Petit Fours with Liqueur Coffees served on deck

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