River Cruise - Shannon Erne Waterway

Shannon Erne Waterway

Type : Canal and canalised river. It was completed in 1860 to facilitate comercial traffic but it was never very succesful. The restoration of the waterway for tourism was started in 1991 with particular attention to the ecology of the waterway and surroundings.

Length : 63.4 km with 16 locks. The 16 locks on the Shannon-Erne Waterway are operated by smart card.

Cruising on the Shannon-Erne

Along the Way

Riverbank Fishing

Horse Riding in Ireland


Drumard Lough Branch

Evening Chat on the River

Service Blocks

Service blocks are provided by Waterways Ireland at six locations along the Shannon-Erne Waterway: Leitrim village, Keshcarrigan, Ballinamore, Haughton's Shore, Ballyconnell and Aghalane. Facilities provided for waterway users include toilets, showers, pump-outs and laundry facilities. The facilities are operated by smart cards.

Fuel Points

There are petrol stations in Leitrim village, Ballinamore and Ballyconnell - all are a short walk from the public moorings.