Below is a selection of testimonials from our happy customers.

Dear Sue,

now we are at the end of  the year 2017 and we are looking back. One of the highlights of the year was our two weeks stay at your boat “No fixed abode”. We travelled to the Erne and had a wonderful time on this lovely boat. Thank you very much – also for the kind transfer from and to the station (a perfect service).

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018

Kind regards from Germany


Munich, 14.12.2017

Our sister in law came to stay with us from Australia. We decided to do something different and elected a boat cruise on The Shannon. Sue and Steve were most helpful with their advice, but also making themselves available by phone in case we got into strife. We had the best three days. In fact it was the highlight of our trip around Ireland. No Fixed Abode, was perfect. As novices to this activity, with the advice given by Sue and Steve. it made our trip so enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in recommending this well run family business. Sue and Steve, we thank you very much, and hope to see you again next year x

Anna Moriarty Pearce via Facebook, 23 September 2017

We had a great time on Tranquility and Sue and her husband couldn’t have been more helpful and the boat was equipped with everything you could need. Will definitely book with you again. Thanks for a great time.

Michelle Lay via Facebook, 21 September 2017

We hired tranquility 6 berth boat in July 2017 from Sue and David .. we can’t thank them enough … we really enjoyed the week and will be definitely be back…. Thanks again. Everything thing was was on board and they were so helpful…

David Barnes via Facebook, 19 August 2017

2016-08-18 12.37.56Hi David,

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the week we had on “No Fixed Abode”. The boat was spotless when we arrived, better equipped than most rental houses, and fun and easy to control, once we got the hang of it. It was also good to know that you were on hand should anything go awry on us.
I would thoroughly recommend your boat to anyone thinking about a cruise on the Shannon, and the boys ( 9 and 12) loved it. You even managed to organise half decent weather for us!!

Kind Regards, The Quinns, No Fixed Abode 2016

Hi David
Thanks for a great experience on ! no fixed abode ! last week 2/7/16 my wife and I had a great holiday. The boat was everything we wanted at a fair price, easy to manage after your tutorial. The fishing experience was brilliant and I loved your on board fish finder great help, your staff are very professional ,helpful, and courteous. The boat had everything we needed to make out holiday run smoothly, I am looking forward to coming again, and thanks for setting me up with the dinghy.
thank you all, Teresa and Gordon No Fixed Abode 2016

Hi David. I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip on Tranquillity. Before the trip Catherine, my wife, was a confirmed landlubber and wouldn’t go near a boat. She absolutely loved the whole experience: boat, the Shannon, the wildlife, the serenity. She even enjoyed living on the boat and couldn’t get over the fact that we had a shower each! She found handling the boat very easy once she realised it steers like a car. It had been 20 years since I was last on the Shannon and I forgot how beautiful it was. I feel certain we will be back!
Thanks again Hugon Tranquility 2016

Hello David
June and I would just like to thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable . Despite the weather being so bad the service we received was way beyond anything we have ever experienced with any outer hire company. We have been hiring boats on the Shannon for more years than we care to mention and we can honestly say this was by far our best experience yet. The amount of time you spent showing us the boat suggesting places to see and recommending eateries and watering holes (and places to avoid) was just great. I know you are considering retiring but we hope you don’t as we are already planning our holiday for 2017 and we will be returning to Tranquility and hope to see you still at the Helm

All the best
Jim and June Tranquility 2016


Myself and my two young kids stayed on the boat in July 2013 for a week. The boat is spacious ( as boats come) and comfortable. It is very well equipped and has alot of character. It was spotless when we boarded. The owner of the boat gave us a long lesson on our first day and taught us a few tricks for reversing the boat into a marina berth which we later became very grateful for. We had a family crisis and we didn’t have the full crew expected on one of the days and the owner arranged a mooring for us in a private marina on a day we couldn’t travel. We would not have gotton the same level of service from the bigger boat rental companies and we were extremely grateful for the help and support the owner gave us on our first cruise. As a result, we had one of the best holidays ever. The boat is easy to drive and manage and the locks were such fun. We are already looking forward to next years cruise which we will be doing on the same boat. This boat and it’s owner come highly recommended.

imagegen.ashx-3We had previously hired from the big rental companies Emerald star & Carrickcraft. We found them to be inflexible, expensive & their boats were quite clinical. David was flexible & suited our timetable. His boat was very well equipped, clean & comfortable. The large windows & the sliding sunroof gave that bright airy feel.
It was spacious enough for two adults & two teenagers. The bow thruster made it simple to steer. The location  was perfect. We will be hiring again & would highly recommend it !!! Sean Toner

imagegen.ashx-2Hi David, Just to drop you a line to say thanks and to say what a wonderful week we spent on your lovely boat “no fixed abode”. Everything was perfect, including your tutorial, and I can honestly say it was the most relaxing weeks holiday we have ever had. The kids loved doing the locks etc and the mrs and i loved the peace and quiet of the rivers and lakes. We found the boat had everything we needed and everyone we met seemed relaxed and friendly. Without a doubt this will go down in all of our memories as an epic holiday and I couldn’t recommend your rental more to anyone who is interested – way over and above the big hire boat companies. I’ll send you some pictures shortly but just wanted to drop you this line in the interim. I wish you all the best with your business and look forward to booking a return up to you next year. All the best Barry Noyce and family.

imagegen.ashx-4Hi David

I would like to thank both Liam and yourself for all your help in making our weekend spent aboard No Fixed Abode most enjoyable and relaxing. From the moment we arrived, the warm welcome we received from Liam was great, he could not have been more helpful and accommodating to us. Even though we arrived late on Friday evening Liam was most helpful and he was more than willing to help us settle aboard and ensure that we were happy with all the facilities available to us and his tuition on using the cruiser was excellent. I would like to thank you for accommodating our extended day finishing later than usual on Monday afternoon. The facilities aboard were excellent , even down to the fine detail of washing up liquid & the tin foil were really appreciated. I really was delighted with the service offered by you and would highly recommend your cruisers to anyone wanting to experience a boating holiday.
Many many thanks! Kind Regards, Michael Donnelly

imagegen.ashx-5We had a fantastic time on No Fixed Abode last August.She really is a lovely boat and was handed over to us in spotless condition.The bow thruster takes all the anxiety out of berthing and gives you so much confidence in tight spots.We always felt relaxed knowing we could contact David at any time along our way if we encountered any problems , but there was never any need.The boat ran flawlessly.On our return , we booked again for next year.The kids cant wait. Thanks again David for your professional service and attitude.We wish you well in the future. Regards, Ray Pam and the kids.

imagegen.ashx-6Just wanted to write a review to recommend these services to anyone who is possibly interested in Cruising on the Shannon river.  We recently took the Tranquillity boat and it is safe to say we had a fantastic time on it.  The boat was extremely well equipped and was easy and fun to control.  We received the boat in top quality condition, spotless inside and out.  On arrival we were meet by David who is the boat owner and he gave great instructions on how to us the boat.  We cruised to Carrick on Shannon over the 3 days we were on board.  I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending these services to anyone who might be interested.  Great value for a boat which in my opinion is better equipped and in better condition than any other boats I have hired from some on the much bigger rental companies. We travelled with six adults on board.  It was a little over crowded at times but even at that there was enough space for all. If you are looking for a great value Shannon cruise, no need to look any further then Matt Dolan and the Lads.

imagegen.ashx-7Hi David

Just a word to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip on No Fixed Abode. You have clearly spent a good deal of time and money on bringing her up to date. We were highly impressed. When we had a couple of minor glitches you were on hand to sort them out. Very well done. And the weather was not too bad either! We are looking at possibly renting Tranquility with another couple next year. We’ll be in touch. All the best for the season, Dermot and Irene Mowatt May 2015

imagegen.ashx-8Hi David,

Just a quick email to thank you for hiring your boat Tranquillity to us for the 2nd year running.  As per last year the boat was given to us in perfect condition, spotless inside and out.  The couple of small modification you did to the boat over the past 12 months made what was already a super boat to drive even better.  As I have already and will continue to do going forward is recommend your services to anyone that may be interested in taking a Cruise on the Shannon.  With cruising the Shannon becoming more and more popular your services are extremely competitively priced and by far the best value for anyone wishing to experience the beauty / quietness / excitement and tranquillity the inland waters ways of the Shannon gives.

We found your new mooring starting location in Battlebridge gave us much more options to travel further and this year we decided to travel South as far as Clondra and got to spend some time in Lough Key via the Camlin River loop on the return journey.
We are all looking forward to next year’s trip and will certainly be using the services of
Thanks Again David. Regards, Matt Dolan