Abhainn na Sionainne

The Shannon

Abhainn na Sionainne

The source is Glangevlin and the mouth is Atlantic Ocean.

Navigation on the Shannon starts at Carrick-on-Shannon and ends at Limerick.

The Shannon is 360 kilometres long (223.69 miles) with a total of 220 kilometres of navigable waterway.

The highest altitude of the Shannon is 100 metres (328′ 1″ ft) above sea level.

We've divided the Shannon into the following different sections.

From Carrick-on-Shannon to Limerick

The air draft is 1.35 metres (3′ 3″ ft).

There is a total of 6 locks in this section.

Lough Allen

Loch Aillionn

Lough Allen

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Barges cruising on this waterway

Name Itinerary Passengers
Shannon Princess Glasson to Killaloe on the river Shannon 10 View the itinerary

Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
Locaboat Ireland, Shannon river & Erne waterway View the Locaboat boats

More details about The Shannon region