Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway. September 14th-17th

The 10th Shorelines Arts Festival takes place 14th-17th September in Portumna, Co. Galway. The four-day festival has developed into a premier boutique festival on the shores of Lough Derg & the River Shannon. It’s a true community project with an extensive programme of literature, drama, art, music, film, workshops, as well as a schools arts programme and […]

1.7 million Germans and Austrians to read all about cruising on the Shannon

Six leading travel writers from Germany and Austria have been visiting Co Offaly and Ireland this week, cruising on the River Shannon as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and German cruising tour operator, Le Boat.   Representing a range of print and online publications, with a combined audience of about 1.7 million readers – […]

Banagher, Offaly and the River Shannon in the Spotlight in Amsterdam

Banagher, Offaly and the River Shannon were in the spotlight recently in Amsterdam when Silver Line Cruises joined Tourism Ireland and up to 40 Dutch tour operators for an innovative Tourism Workshop.  The event took place in the Amsterdam ArenA and was the second workshop, of its kind, that Tourism Ireland in Amsterdam has held […]

New Action Plan For Mid West Waterways

The Mid West Regional Authority (MWRA) has been allocated €192,000 under an EU-funded programme to promote the environmental protection and economic development of the Mid West Region’s principal waterways, including Lough Derg, the West Clare coastline, the River Shannon and the Shannon Estuary.   The Authority has been tasked with developing a regional policy tool […]

Commencement Of River Shannon Maintenance Work Long Overdue – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has welcomed the beginning of essential maintenance works on part of the River Shannon, at Banagher, Co Offaly by the Office of Public Works (OPW).  He said, “This work must be the start of a long-term maintenance programme for the river.” Mr Bryan, who paid a visit to the site of […]