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The Viking Tours is a member of the following:

   

  • The Heritage Boat Association, National Historic Ship 1923
  • Maritime Institute of Ireland.
  • Inland Waterways Association of Ireland,
  • RNLI,
  • Birdwatch Ireland,
  • Irish Peatland Conservation Council,
  • Irish Wildlife Trust,
  • Midland Vintage & Classic Car Club,
  • Old Athlone Society,
  • Athlone Architectural Heritage Group
  • St Johns Parish Heritage Group
  • Mid Ireland Tourism,
  • Athlone.ie
  • Chamber of Commerce.
  • Lions Club Athlone
Viking Membership
Sun 3rd Aug Hunt Family Outing +++ Thurs 7th Aug Ozanan House SVDP Annual Cruise +++ Thurs 14th Aug Ericsson Social Club Sailing +++ Sat 16th Aug Heideker Reisen Clonmacnois Sailing at 12.30 pm +++ Sun 17th Aug Athlone Architectural & Heritage Group Annual Cruise +++ Mon 18th Aug Marco Polo Clonmacnois Sailing at 11.30 am +++ Wed 20th Aug Hotels & More Clonmacnois Sailing at 1.45 pm +++ Thurs 21st Aug International Customs Attache Clonmacnois Sailing at 2.30 pm +++ Mon 25th Aug Abbey Tours Clonmacnois Sailing at 1.00 pm +++ Wed 27th Aug Ericsson Social Club Cruise & BBQ +++ Thurs 28th HSE Wineport Sailing +++ Sat 30th Aug Slieve Bloom Assoc Annual Sailing +++ Mon 1st Sept Marco Polo Clonmacnois Sailing at 11.00 am
The Viking Ships have been sailing around our coasts since 795. The River Shannon is the main artery through the country and we know the Vikings arrived by river in Clonmacnois in 842. Clonmacnois is 90 minutes(one way) from Athlone by river and is the perfect way to approach this famous monastic site. The Lough Ree Cruise(approx 75 minutes) normally goes upstream to the Hodson Bay and returns. Why don't you board the Viking Ship which departs from the Quay at Athlone Castle daily to Lough Ree the 'Lake of the Kings' and with bookings to Clonmacnois. Season normally runs from Easter to October

Viking Fares

Lough Ree   ( Daily ) 75 minutes

Adults: €10
Children €5
Families €30 (2 adults & 4 children)

Clonmacnois* ( Not Daily ) 90 mins one way

Includes bus fare return (30 mins)

Adults: €16
Children €8
Families €50 (2 adults & 4 children)

*Please note vessel does not remain at Clonmacnois

Approx 90 mins allowed for visit to the monastic settlement before bus returns

Group Rates on Request (30 Pax Minimum)

Viking Rules

The Captain reserves the right to refuse passage & to change sailing times, schedules and embarkation/disembarkation point without prior notice and some sailings may also be subject to minimum numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today Saturday 2nd August

Athlone Castle
 
Hodson Bay Stop
  10:00
-   10:45
  11:30 -   12:15
   1:00
-    1:45
   4:00
-    4:45*
   
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* Does not return to Hodson Bay

 

Tomorrow Sunday 3rd August

Athlone
Castle
 
Hodson
Bay Stop
 10:00
-  10:45
 11:30 
-  12:15
  2:30
-   3:15
  4:00
-   4:45*
 
-   

 

* Does not return to Hodson Bay  

 

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Clonmacnois Cruises 90 minutes (one way)

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From Athlone Castle

Saturday 9th August ; Bus from Athlone Castle at 10.00 am to Clonmacnois and return on the Viking Ship at 11.45 am to arrive back in Athlone for 1.00 pm

Saturday 16th August at 12.30 pm

Monday 18th August at 11.30 am

Wednesday 20th August at 1.45 pm

Thursday 21st August at 2.30 pm

Monday 25th August at 1.00 pm

Monday 1st September at 11.00 am

Monday 8th September at 11.30 am

Tuesday 9th September at 3.00 pm

Wednesday 10th September at 9.30 am

Thursday 11th September at 3.45 pm

Friday 12th September at 10.30 am

Tuesday 16th September at 8.30 am

Tuesday 23rd September at 8.30 am

Tuesday 30th September at 8.30 am

Monday 6th October at 11.00 am

(ST) Denotes School Tour on Board