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Athlone Killinure Point Base - Ireland
Near to our new base at Killinure Point, stop off at Athlone, remarkable for its imposing castle. You should also stopover at Clonmacnoise, with its exceptional heritage dating from the 6th century. To the south of Athlone, you can take the lower Shannon. Are you passionate about fishing? Then Shannon Harbour will be the ideal place for you. Continue along your route to Banagher:

This is the departure point for visiting Portumna and its magnificent Renaissance castle renowned for the fineness of its architecture and the beauty of its French gardens. A little further along, pike, trout, salmon, bream and other fish await the fishermen in the waters of Lake Dergh.
STARTING OUT FORMALITIES :
Departure Days from 2:pm. 

BOARDING :
from 3 pm to 6 pm (according to preparing the boats and airport transfers). In case of a late arrival, the handover might take place the following morning.

SPECIAL :
from Belturbet onwards, the British pound is used. The locks are operated by a magnetic card, sold at the base for € 13.

ACCESS :
By motorway :

Rosslare (294 km),
Dublin Northwall (220 km),
Dun Laoghaire (232 km).
Shannon Erne Waterway Users Guide (English and German)

By rail :
Carrick on Shannon station, http://www.irishrail.ie

By air :
Dublin airport (210 km)
Shannon airport (260 km)
Belfast airport (180 km)

PARKING : Virtually all our bases offer secure encloser and/or covered parking. At certain bases (see access paper) the number of places are limited so it is advisable to book yours in advance. Parking is always at the owner's risk. The service purchased is only a rightof parking and not a right to supervision. Locaboat and Cardinal accept no responsibility for any object left in a car, or for any injury or damage whatsoever arising out of use of the car park. For security reasons, a spare set of car keys may be requested and will be kept in a safe at the base. Please leave your vehicle locked and do not forget to switch off radio and lights. If you want to recover your vehicle outside base start days, please arrange a time with the base when you leave it.

POST OFFICE :
at Ballinamore closed Sunday and Wednesday afternoon . ATM
HOTELS:
The Commercial and Tourist Hotel Tel : +353 (0) 719 64 46 75 Fax : +353 (0) 719 64 46 79
BED AND BREAKFAST AND GUEST HOUSE:
Rockwood Tel : +353 (0) 719 64 46 29
Tulliview (Ballinamore) Tel : +353 (0) 719 64 51 23
Hamill's B&B Tel : +353 (0) 71 96 44 211
Glenview House (3Km from Ballinamore) Tel : +353 (0) 71 96 44 157
RESTAURANTS :
Cean Na Bo Restaurant/Priors Pub Tel : +353 (0) 719 64 45 74 or 44 586
Glenview (at 3 km) Tel : +353 (0) 719 64 41 57
The Poor Scholar (Ballinamore) Tel : +353 (0) 719 64 59 82
BANKS :
at Ballinamore closed Saturday and Sunday
SHOPS:
at Ballinamore Supermarket, 200m from the base, open 7 days a week, 8 am to 9 pm
TAXIS :
Michael Sherkle : Tèl : +353 (0) 87 93 431 34
Wright (Minibus) : Tèl : +353 (0) 86 83 499 49 or +353 (0) 86 82 989 20
Abbey Cabs : Tèl : +353 (0) 87 66 800 66 or +353 (0) 86 25 252 39
LOCABOAT SERVICES :
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base, phone box near the bridge or in Main Street. The base provides towels and tea towels.
If you need an adapter you can buy one at the base. Remember to bring your own 12V adapter, there are several models.
Airport transfers : Locaboat services / Transfers
TOURIST OFFICE :
Tel : +39 041 401 068
GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES :
Fish and mutton
Local Drinks : beers, Guinness, Kilkenny and Caffrey's, Smithwicks.
FISHING :
Fishing licence obligatory in Northern Ireland only, on sale at the post office. The Forge (Bait and Tackle, High Street, Phone/fax : +353 (0) 71 96 44 051) rents fishing equipment, cost of equipment starts from 25 € (+ deposit).
Salmon, trout,….
TO SEE :
Swan Island, Drumcoura City, Ballinamore Genealogy Centre.
 

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