Hello! My husband and I and the kids (8 and 11) are planning a river cruise on the Shannon. Thus far, the only one-way cruise we could find would go from Clondra to Ballinamore. We were kind of hoping on heading from Carrick-on-Shannon down towards Clonmacnoise, but that would only be possible with a return voyage, and from what I hear getting down Lough Ree can take awhile and be fraught with bad weather.
Does anyone have any information on how scenic the route from Clondra to the north is? Or about the local fishing, or any family activities there?
Another question would be, if I dropped the car in Ballinamore, how could I make my way to Clondra? It seems to be about one hour drive and the only buses there were to Longford seem to have been cancelled. Anyone have any ideas where I could park the car and get a bus or train to Longford, from where the boat rental guy says I could get a taxi without too much trouble.
Thanks in advance!