Shannon Princess - Golf Cruise in Ireland
Killaloe to Glasson
Sunday, Day 1 Killaloe
We meet you at the designated meeting place and transfer you by coach to the 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. Welcome dinner aboard.
Monday, Day 2 Killaloe to Mountshannon
Enjoy an early morning cruise to the spectacular reaches of the lower Shannon to Mountshannon. After a leisurely breakfast, you are transferred to Lahinch Golf Club - ranked in the World's top 100 and dating back to 1892, making it one of Ireland's oldest clubs! The golf course is a 70 minute drive each way, but well worth it! Enjoy 18 holes followed by lunch in the clubhouse. Dinner on board. (18 holes, 6115m, Par 72).
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 through Shannon's beautiful Lough Ree & Inner Lakes and moor right next to the 17th tee at Glasson Golf and Country Club, 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! Afternoon visit for a tasting at a local Whiskey Distillery. Old Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest licenced distillery in the world, dating back to 1757. Farewell Dinner Aboard. (18 holes, 6400m, Par 72).
Saturday, Day 7 Glasson
After breakfast transfer by coach to the designated drop off point.
*Golf themed cruises are charter only. This sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. **Various pick up and drop off points are avaiable for charter groups.