Sunday, Day 1 Glasson
We meet you at the designated meeting place** and transfer you by coach to Shannon Princess moored moor right next to the 17th tee at Glasson Golf and Country Club. Your Captain and his crew welcome you on board with champagne, black velvet cocktails or perhaps an Irish coffee, then time perhaps for a stroll. Dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 Glasson to Athlone
This morning, enjoy a round of golf at Glasson Golf and Country Club, 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. (18 holes, 6400m, Par 72).
After lunch on board, we cruise the beautiful Inner Lakes of Lough Ree and moor in Athlone. In the afternoon, we visit the Kilbeggan Whiskey, dating from 1757 and the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, for a tour and, of course, a tasting. After your tour, enjoy time at leisure to explore, shop or perhaps join an impromptu music session at the town’s local pub, before dinner on board.
Tuesday, Day 3 Athlone to Shannonbridge
This morning we take a break from the green to join non-golfers for a day of cruising and sightseeing in Athlone, in County Westmeath at the very heart of the country.
We descend through Athlone Lock and sail through ‘You enjoy lunch on board as we cruise on to Shannonbridge – arriving at this charming little walled village which is an excellent spot for riverside walking and exploring. We then take an excursion to Leap Castle – once home to one of America’s founding Fathers – John Carroll – and reputed to be Ireland’s most haunted building. There, renowned musician Sean Ryan and his family are your hosts and will show you around their historical and unusual home. You might choose to end the evening with ‘a pint’ at Luker’s Pub, along with some traditional music and a chat with the locals. Dinner on board.
Wednesday, Day 4 Shannonbridge to Terryglass
After breakfast, the Shannon Princess slowly cruises through a beautiful landscape that constantly changes – offering up rolling green hills, ivy- covered ruins, medieval garrisons and sleepy market villages. After descending Meelick Lock, we pause at the Portumna Swing Bridge which opens to welcome the Shannon Princess onto the serene Lough Derg. We will moor at the beautiful Terryglass Harbor in the quaint story-book village of Terryglass in County Tipperary. This charming hamlet nestles lazily nearby.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy Lahinch Golf Club – one of the Emerald Isle’s oldest golf courses, offering breath-taking Atlantic Ocean views. The site’s most famous holes –the par-5 fourth and par-3 fifth – combined with unpredictable winds, you can truly test your skills today! Dinner on board.
Thursday, Day 5 Terryglass to Mountshannon
This morning Shannon Princess cruise south as the sunrises on an especially beautiful portion of Lough Derg, cruising past ancient mountains and forested parks. We set course for the charming estate village of Mountshannon, perched above the Lough. A lovely place to visit, Mountshannon is renowned for its stunning scenery and pretty walks. In the afternoon, we transfer you to the Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg – a world-class resort, set on 400 acres of spectacular links. Dinner on board.
Friday, Day 6 Mountshannon to Killaloe
A sunrise cruise and a hearty Irish breakfast, before we transfer you to Adare Manor Golf Resort, an exquisite 18-hole Championship course featuring 230 acres of lush Irish countryside with lakes and a river meandering through it. The Adare course was designed by legendary Robert Trent Jones Senior. (18 holes, 6815m, Par 71). Enjoy a very special Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Saturday, Day 7 Killaloe
After breakfast, disembark Shannon Princess and transfer to the **designated drop off point.
Golf themed cruises are charter only. Please note, this is a 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 available for charter groups.