Ireland Boating Holidays

Carrick Base

Carrick on Shannon, a lively town with a population of around 2,500. It is the largest cruising centre in Ireland. Historically, it has been one of the main crossing points on the beautiful Shannon River.

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Transfers and Groceries

The base can arrange transfers from your arrival point to the base and can also do your food and drink shopping to stock up your boat before you arrive. A link to the order forms will be sent following your final payment for the boating holiday.

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 to 18:00
Friday to Saturday: 09:00 to 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Hotels and Restaurants


There are many shops situated in the town centre of Carrick.


Parking is available at the base free of charge.


A fishing licence is not required in Carrick. We suggest that you bring your own fishing equipment as it is not possible to hire from the base. However, you can buy equipment from the following shops:
Tooman Angling and Leisure Ltd, Bridge Street - 00353 (0) 719 621 872
Cartlans Cyber Cafe - 00353 (0) 719 621 103

Travel Information


Dublin - 99 miles / 158km
Knock - 47 miles / 74km
Belfast -119 miles / 190km

Car Rentals

Hertz in Sligo - 00353 (0) 719 660 111
Avis - 00353 (0) 189 405 060
Murray's - 00353 (0) 617 012 00

By Rail

Carrick on Shannon - 1.5 miles / 2.5km