If you have ever considered leaving a gift in your will we would be grateful if you could make a donation to our Access For All Boat.
Lough Ree is one of the premier angling venues in Ireland – renowned for its stocks of pike – many exceeding 9Kg (20lbs) in weight.
The provision of the Lough Ree Access For All boat will provide an adapted integrated water based experience for people with disabilities for the very first time – allowing access for up to 8 wheelchair users at the same time.
Access to the boat is via the bow of the vessel which lowers in a style akin to a small car ferry – thereby allowing the passengers to “roll-on” and “roll-off” in their own manner and without assistance needed from anybody else. The boat is the ONLY licenced vessel of its kind in Britain or Ireland for passenger travel of this nature and will provide daily sailings for people with disability from throughout Roscommon, Longford and throughout the country and abroad – offering activities such as angling, sightseeing and other excursions in all weathers.
Lough Ree Access For All CLG is working with its partners Waterways Ireland and Inland Fisheries Ireland, Failte Ireland, Roscommon & Longford County Council & The Just Transition Fund of ireland on this project to improve access for people with disability to the rivers and lakes.
The boat crew and passengers will be equipped with state of the art weather protection and safety equipment . Our crews are trained to the highest professionally accredited P2 standards by Bord Iascaigh Mhara. The boat is fully licenced by the Marine Survey office of the Department of Transport as a P2 Passenger vessel.
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A person with a disability will face a charge of 12.50 Euro for a 90 minute boat trip and 15 Euros for a 120 minutes boat trip.
In each case, the person booking must indicate if they intend to travel with a registered carer – and the carer, after verification, will be transported free of charge.
It is important for each person to clarify the cost of their trip and confirm identification details BEFORE they book on the website.
No there are no toilets on our boat but there are toilets for people with disability 100 meters from our boat mooring location.
No Lough Ree access for all CLG has a policy for non-segregation. This means we encourage abled bodied visitors and guests to travel together for recreational activities and sport.
A. YES. The access for all boat is fully equipped with the very latest technology and safety features which will allow the vessel to sale in all weather conditions regardless of wind and rain. The boat is equipped with special weather protection and a heating system. Depending on weather conditions the route of your sailing may be adjusted to more sheltered areas.