The River Shannon (an tSionainn) is Ireland’s longest river at two hundred and forty miles long. The river’s name comes from one of Ireland’s many Celtic Goddesses of Knowledge, Sionna. The river rises in an area called the Shannon Pot in the Cuilcagh Mountains of County Cavan and travels south towards its seventy mile long estuary, situated just outside the City of Limerick , before entering the Atlantic Ocean. It touches seventeen counties and forms three lakes on its journey Lough Allen, Lough Ree and Lough Derg.

The river forms a natural border between Ireland’s eastern and western counties and passes through large swathes of agricultural land.

The river is shallow, not rising more than two hundred and fifty feet above sea level at its highest point. It is a healthy and little polluted river that is well stocked with fish, particularly trout, salmon, bream and pike.The town of Banagher has an important strategic position on the River Shannon, and was long one of the few crossing points between the provinces of Leinster and Connacht.

Contact details:

Tel: +353 (0)57 9151504
Location: The Old Forge, West End, Banagher, Co. Offaly.
Contact: Raymond Duthie – Guide and Instructor for trout and coarse fishing

Notes: Offering guided coarse fishing on the Shannon for bream, hybrids and pike. Also provides a ghillie service for fly fishermen pursuing trout on the Rivers, Camco, Brosna, Silver and Little Brosna. Fly fishing tuition available.

Shannon Fishing

Coarse fishing ghillies

Notes: We take groups of up to 4 anglers out onto the scenic river Shannon for a full days fishing.  The boat leaves from Shannon Harbour and from there we can fish up to Shannonbridge or down to Banagher.

Address: Shannon Harbour, near Banagher, Co. Offaly.
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Fishing Festival

Every April Banagher hosts its Annual Fishing Festival – this festival attracts fishermen from across Ireland and the UK