Barge Holidays on Shannon Erne Waterway in Ireland, Guesthouse accommodation & Leisure Centre in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Boat Building in Ireland. Boat repairs. Boat Repairs. Riversdale Barge Holidays are Ireland’s number 1 Barge Hire rental company in Ireland, only a short drive from ‘Knock Airport’ with new flights added all the time. Only a 2 hour drive from Dublin Airport, it would be a shame to miss touring ‘Lovely Leitrim’ in the North West of Ireland and what better way to see it but by hiring a Boat in Ireland? Enjoy the amazing scenery of Ireland on the Shannon-Erne Waterway, Lough Erne and The Shannon River during School Mid Term breaks.
Perfect for 2014 School Summer Holidays, Shannon River Holidays, Canal cruising, Romantic Trips away as well as Team-building Breaks in Ireland. Based in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, twinned with Plouézec in France, it’s an ideal family holiday location, only 25 mins from Carrick on Shannon in North West of Ireland, Lough Key Forest park is near by, as in Boyle where Chris O’Dowd is from , Florencecourt House and Marble Arch Caves are just a few of the great attractions nearby.
We offer bike hire. Dogs are welcome at no extra charge.
You don’t need a license to hire a Riversdale Barge and anyone over the age of 21 can pilot one of our barges. Full demonstration is given on arrival and lock demonstration is given at Lock 4.
Our Widebeam Hire Barges are a variation of the traditional Narrowboat Holiday, and each barge is fitted with central heating, log burning stove, fully equipped galleys, and are ideal for School Summer Holidays and fishing holidays on Garadice Lake or St. John’s Lake in Ireland. Riverboat vacations have become very poplular. We also provide complimentary bed linen, cooking utensils and crockery.
We can arrange transfers to and from the Airports with a local bus company for a charge.
We Build steel barges with Irish boat owners loving their new floating homes. Please view our Gallery for photos.
Cruise the Shannon-Erne Waterway, the Shannon River and Lough Erne in the comfort of a traditional wide beam barge. With the construction of the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell Canal it has made way for an undiscovered, unappreciated part of the Country that locals like to keep a secret.
Westward, the Waterway leads you through the St.John’s Lakes and Lough Scur, visiting Ballinamore, Keshcarrigan, Kilclare and Leitrim to the upper reaches of the mighty Shannon River.
Here there is the choice of going downstream to Carrick on Shannon, Drumsna, Dromod and Rooskey, or upstream towards Lough Allen, or Acres Lake beside Dumshanbo with its recreational amenity or up the Boyle River into beautiful Lough Key where you can explore the lovely Lough Key Forest Park with it’s tree top walks, zip wire, Boda Borg and much more.
Eastward leads you through a chain of lakes e.g Garadice lake with inviting islands and abundant wildlife to Ballyconnell, and then onto Upper Lough Erne and its islands, quiet moorings, Crom Castle, Carrybridge, and to Enniskillen with its activities, heritage and shopping. Perfect holiday for Pleasure fishing/ special activity breaks/group holidays etc.
Take a look at Riversdale Farm Guesthouse www.riversdale.biz for Tourist Board Approved Accommodation in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim with leisure center including heated swimming pool, gym, sauna and on site beauticians. (Available by appointment only) Perfect for family parties/reunions/ accommodation for local fishing competitions in Ballinamore. Hire exclusive use of the house for family get-togethers.
Ballinamore Angling Festival Mon 5th May – Fri 10th May 2014. Riversdale is based along side Shannon Erne Waterway, only ten min drive to Garadice Lake. We have fridges here for bait and sheds for equipment and free car parking. So suitable for fishermen attending the event. Call 071 96 44122
Ballinamore 9 hole golf course is only 2.5 kms away. We hire golf clubs here at Riversdale.