Lough Derg Canoe Trail:
Canoeing on the Shannon is a journey of contrasts with wide open empty stretches of lake-filled horizons interspersed with narrow bustling stretches taking-in towns and villages. Suitable for the intermediate to experienced long distance paddlers used to planning passages, dealing with windy conditions in the wide open stretches and with other boat traffic.
There are twelve locks on the Shannon which each take up to 6 vessels. Best advice is to portage around the locks altogether. A Canoe Trail is under development on the Lough Derg portion of the Shannon which will greatly assist people new to the area to enjoying the assets of this region. In the Republic of Ireland, canoeing is governed by the Irish Canoe Union. Canoe facilities and services blocks are being provided at various locations around Lough Derg as part of an initiative aimed at promoting water-based activities on Ireland’s third largest lake.
Clare County Council has confirmed that the proposed Lough Derg Canoe Trail, which is scheduled for completion by January 2017, will see facilities installed in Killaloe, Ballycuggeran, and Scariff, Mountshannon and Dromaan harbours.
Trail information signage is being provided at Canal Bank, Killaloe, where upgrade works to the existing slipway are also being undertaken. Works underway at the Mill Yard, Killaloe include the provision of trail information signage, a canoe storage rack and planting/screening of same. The works to Scariff harbour include trail information signage, a canoe storage rack and screening and the installation of a new floating landing/launching step.
The works at Ballycuggeran include the provision of trail information signage, a canoe storage rack and screening, while Mountshannon will benefit from trail information signage, a canoe storage rack, and screening and the refurbishment of the existing service block. Dromaan harbour will see the provision of trail information signage, a canoe storage rack and screening and the construction of a new 3-unit service block and holding tank.
Credit: Visit Clare Ireland
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