Beyond the Boat
The real joy of cruising Ireland’s waterways is stopping off and enjoying the sights, scenery and the bountiful activities along the way…
Part of the beauty of Ireland is that you’ll never be short of something to do. As you amble along the country’s waterways, you’ll be tempted to step ashore to enjoy an incredible array of activities. Ireland is a golfer’s paradise boasting a third of the world’s links courses and over 440 incredible courses from which to take in a round or two. Then there’s cycling through some of Europe’s most unspoiled countryside; angling in pristine lakes and rivers; discovering hidden gems and blossoming flora and fauna on a walking trip; taking in the view from a different perspective on horseback; or just relaxing with some of the best food and drink in Europe.
In terms of history and heritage, Ireland’s been inhabited for over 9,000 years, so there’s a lot of ground to cover. This ancient land reverberates with myth and legend, with historic battles and a rich ecclesiastical heritage lining the waterways akin to a guard of honor. There are crumbling castles and elegant country estates, exciting museums and ancient monuments, colorful festivals and wonderful traditional music and dance – all yours to enjoy.