Shannon Princess was recently listed as one of Ireland’s quirkiest places to stay!
Shannon Princess – Luxury Barge Hotel
With a culture of hospitality stretching back over a millennium, Ireland’s people have the art of hosting ingrained into their DNA. Although nightly rates arrived along with inns during medieval times, there’s still a good selection of properties available without cookie-cutter service and generic bedroom design. From a stone castle to an island hideaway, there are plenty of opportunities to travel beyond the standard tourist’s comfort zone to lodge in some of Ireland’s most extraordinary properties.
Ruairi and Olivia Gibbons offer a unique way to discover Ireland’s ancient heartland aboard the , their luxury barge hotel. Ruairi navigates while Olivia cooks up a feast for her Shannon River-faring guests. The barge can be booked in its entirety or by cabin, with creature comforts that include a spa pool and barbecue area up deck, plus handpicked antique furnishings with organic showering products in each of the five cabin’s en-suites.
While there: Stop by Sean’s Bar near the harbor in Athlone to experience one of Europe’s oldest pubs.
Extract taken from Frommers