imagegen.ashxRestaurants - Beirne's Pub

Enjoy an excellent meal in this award-winning pub and lively entertainment is the order of the day

imagegen.ashxRestaurants - The Barge

A family owed pub/restaurant in the center of Leitrim village with a great beer garden a favourite with boaters.

Restaurants - Cox's Steakhouse

Extraordinary, Luxurious and Contemporary Elegance, Cox's Steak House offers a unique escape, strategically located in the picturesque village of Dromod overlooking Inis Boffin, this award winning Bar & Restaurant boasts an exceptional standard of service, stylish accommodation and delicious food.

Restaurants - The Brandywell

The Brandywell caters to all your requirements with a spacious bar, inviting restaurant and luxury accomodation. We take functions and bookings for all events and parties with a variety of set menus available on request.

imagegen.ashxPlaces to moor up

  •  Lough Key Forest & Activity Park 
  •  The number one stop for all families

Lough Key has for many centuries drawn people to its spectacular views, abundant wildlife, historic buildings and evocative islands. This beautiful landscape is steeped in a rich history.

Now after major development the historic backdrop encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions serving the needs of a 21st century visitor with a new lakeside centre providing an ideal gateway for gentle leisurely activities or more energetic pursuits in the Park.

Tree Canopy Walk - 19th Century Servant Tunnels - Moylurg Tower
Boda Borg - Lakeside Cafe -  Gift Shop -  Caravan & Camping Park
Adventure Play Kingdom - Forest & Parkland Trails,
Bog Gardens, Lakeside Walks & 19th Century Bridges

Adventure Kingdom

Discover a magical land of exciting activities for children of all ages. The Adventure Play Kingdom is a dynamic, colourful and safe environment that'll keep kids entertained for hours.
The outdoor Adventure Play Kingdom is an enclosed and stimulating play area with towers, slides, climbing frames, roundabouts, swings, puzzles and other innovative play equipment suitable for a variety of ages and abilities.


All Aboard at the Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Dromod.  © Bernd Biege 2014

The sleepy village of Dromod in County Leitrimhas retained a mainline railway station (the trains from Dublin to Sligo actually stop here - Irish rail travel is not dead yet)), but the main visitor attraction is just beside it - where once the coal trains from theArigna mines met the mainline, a section of the original Cavan and Leitrim Railway narrow gauge track has been restored. Complete with a typical rural station ensemble. And a collection of vehicles and paraphernalia that is nothing short of stunning.


Republic of Ireland

imagegen.ashx-3A fishing licence is not required if you are fishing for coarse fish or trout but is required for salmon or sea trout. In addition to a licence for salmon or sea trout fishing you will need to purchase a permit to fish any water. Sea fishing does not need a licence. Numerous tackle and bait shops are available and some of these are listed below.

Anglers in the Shannon Region must have a Permit (ticket charge)  to fish for  trout, pike or coarse fish in the  Midland Fisheries Group of controlled waters. This area comprises the following river catchments ; RIVER SUCK,         RIVER INNY,         RIVER BROSNA,          LITTLE BROSNA  RIVER and       CAMLIN RIVER.  This permit is not required to fish the main River Shannon or other fisheries whose fishing rights are NOT under the control of the Inland Fisheries Ireland. For details see:

Further information on angling in Leitrim waters in general can be had at:

Northern Ireland

Lough Erne around the town of Enniskillen is one of the finest coarse fishing waters in Europe and has become popular as a competition venue for tourist anglers.

Within the Lough Erne system you will require a fishing licence.

There are different  licences and permits available to anglers, including three-day, fourteen-day and full season. Full details of the requirements can be found at:

Numerous tackle and bait shops are available and some of these are listed below.

Carrick on Shannon

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imagegen.ashx-2“We would not have got 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.”

Valerie from Dublin

imagegen.ashx-3“We 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.”

Sean Toner and family

imagegen.ashx-2“Everything was perfect, including your tutorial, and I can honestly say it was the most relaxing weeks holiday we have ever had.”

Barry Noyce and family

imagegen.ashx-4“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.”

Michael Donnelly

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

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!

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

2016-08-14 13.25.252016-08-18 12.37.562016-08-16 20.36.19Hi 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!!

I am attaching a few photos from the trip.

Kind Regards,

The Quinns

We hired the tranquility for 3 nights in may as part off my husbands 40th birthday present what an amazing experience. The service we got from the minute we arrived until we left was outstanding couldn’t recommend this company enough in our group there was 2 couples and one couple had to leave on the Sunday and to save us sailing back up Dave came and picked them up from where we were docked. The boat was spotless clean and nothing seemed to be a problem best holiday ever and we can’t wait to do it again.