David Barnes

We hired tranquility 6 berth boat in July 2017 from Sue and David .. we can’t thank them enough … we really enjoyed the week and will be definitely be back…. Thanks again. Everything thing was was on board and they were so helpful…

Michelle Lay

We had a great time on Tranquility and Sue and her husband couldn’t have been more helpful and the boat was equipped with everything you could need. Will definitely book with you again. Thanks for a great time.

Anna Moriarty Pearce

Our sister in law came to stay with us from Australia. We decided to do something different and elected a boat cruise on The Shannon. Sue and Steve were most helpful with their advice, but also making themselves available by phone in case we got into strife. We had the best three days. In fact it was the highlight of our trip around Ireland. No Fixed Abode, was perfect. As novices to this activity, with the advice given by Sue and Steve. it made our trip so enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in recommending this well run family business. Sue and Steve, we thank you very much, and hope to see you again next year x


Munich, Germany

Dear Sue, now we are at the end of  the year 2017 and we are looking back. One of the highlights of the year was our two weeks stay at your boat “No fixed abode”. We travelled to the Erne and had a wonderful time on this lovely boat. Thank you very much – also for the kind transfer from and to the station (a perfect service). Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018 Kind regards from Germany

Gary Morrissey

We spent four awesome chillout days boating through the Shannon waterways in Roscommon & Leitrim March 2018. No fixed abode is an excellent cruiser in great condition and very comfortable to stay onboard. Sue and Carl did an excellent job in teaching us how to use the boat and went through all of the features in depth. We cruised through a vast section of the region taking in overnight stops at Carrick-on-Shannon, Dromod & Leitrim Village. I’ve wanted to do this for a long long time and I can’t recommend it enough - there is so much to explore at your own pace and you get to see Ireland from an unique perspective. Definitely give it a try!

Gail Butler

This is the second time we have booked with Sue. From the first contact everything was seamless, professional and friendly. We had such an amazing week , with all the home comforts on the boat. Sue had even made such improvements since we stayed on the previous trip and that was perfect. We now had cosy cushions and lovely fluffy blankets to lie out on deck. The kitchen is so well equipped we even cooked a full Sunday roast with all the trimmings. The trip down the river was so relaxing hard to explain, just perfect in every way. We will defently be back next year ! Thanks guys Gail, Alec and Ciara .

Gerry Swords

Myself and my partner spent 5 fantastic nights on “No Fixed Abode “last week, to explore the Shannon is a must for everyone, so many tourists from all over the globe we Irish are spoilt with this amazing river and our beautiful country side. A big thank you to Sue and Steve for all their help and training. A very relaxing holiday and we will be definitely back. 5 Stars all round.

Fergal and Brendan

During September 2018 my brother and myself spent a wonderful relaxing week on No Fixed Abode meandering up and down the Shannon. We left the beautiful marina at Knockvicar (following expert tuition from Sue and Steve)) and sailed straight for Dromod...there we were treated royally for what must be the best steaks in Ireland....Shanahans included...! The following day we sailed to the scenic Termonbarry for lunch overnighting again in Dromod for convenience. While in total over these two days we sailed for nearly 9 hours, No Fixed Abode was a most comfortable vessel and very easy for two complete sailing novices like ourselves - she handled very well through the narrow locks and with the bow thrusters we were soon able to turn on a penny....albeit an old fashioned big penny. We initially thought that Dromod harbour would be a difficult challenge, however the boat soon became an extension of ourselves. Accommodation for the two of us was palatial as being a 33ft boat capable of sleeping 5 or 6 people we had loads of room to spare. There were plenty of room for fishing from the stern which felt very safe at all times. We then slowly passed along the canal to Ballinamore passing the most magnificent scenery along the way...and while the locks was mostly automatic, there was always a lock keeper from Waterways Ireland close to hand to assist if requested. In total we sailed for approx. 35 hours during our week along the Shannon in all aspects of weather and the boats saw us safely through every challenge. I would highly recommend a holiday renting a boat from rentourboat.ie even if only to experience the most professional and courteous service / support from this private company along with very powerful and comfortable boats. I look forward to renting another boat from Sue and Steve in the very near future.

Linda, Tim, Shari & Rob

Washington State, USA

Hi Sue and Steve, We just wanted to send a note to thank you for the wonderful time we had on Tranquility last month.  Despite the Atlantic storm grounding us at Carrick on Shannon for 3 days, we had a great trip on the river and on your boat! Your boat and kind attention to us made our trip easy, and we were reassured that should we need help, you were there for us. Tranquility was very comfortable and accommodating and felt like home for our week on the river. Due the storm, we didn't get to see as much of the Shannon as we would have liked.  However, that will prompt us to return some day and see more.  You and the other kind and friendly folks from Ireland made our time so very enjoyable.  We had some great conversations and got pretty familiar with the folks at the Bakery in Carrick on Shannon.  It was a nice respite from our American routine and culture, and Ireland is such a beautiful country! We would highly recommend Tranquility and your service, especially as a small family owned business with your personal attention.

Corinna Mc Gaughey

We hired the tranquility for 3 nights in may as part off my husbands 40th birthday present what an amazing experience. The service we got from the minute we arrived until we left was outstanding couldn't recommend this company enough in our group there was 2 couples and one couple had to leave on the Sunday and to save us sailing back up Dave came and picked them up from where we were docked. The boat was spotless clean and nothing seemed to be a problem best holiday ever and we can't wait to do it again.

The Quinns

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the week we had on "No Fixed Abode". The boat was spotless when we arrived, better equipped than most rental houses, and fun and easy to control, once we got the hang of it. It was also good to know that you were on hand should anything go awry on us. I would thoroughly recommend your boat to anyone thinking about a cruise on the Shannon, and the boys ( 9 and 12) loved it. You even managed to organise half decent weather for us!! I am attaching a few photos from the trip.

Jim and June

June and I would just like to thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable . Despite the weather being so bad the service we received was way beyond anything we have ever experienced with any outer hire company. We have been hiring boats on the Shannon for more years than we care to mention and we can honestly say this was by far our best experience yet. The amount of time you spent showing us the boat suggesting places to see and recommending eateries and watering holes (and places to avoid) was just great. I know you are considering retiring but we hope you don't as we are already planning our holiday for 2017 and we will be returning to Tranquility and hope to see you still at the Helm


I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip on Tranquillity. Before the trip Catherine, my wife, was a confirmed landlubber and wouldn't go near a boat. She absolutely loved the whole experience: boat, the Shannon, the wildlife, the serenity. She even enjoyed living on the boat and couldn't get over the fact that we had a shower each! She found handling the boat very easy once she realised it steers like a car. It had been 20 years since I was last on the Shannon and I forgot how beautiful it was. I feel certain we will be back! Thanks again!

Teresa and Gordon

Thanks for a great experience on ! no fixed abode ! last week 2/7/16 my wife and I had a great holiday. The boat was everything we wanted at a fair price, easy to manage after your tutorial. The fishing experience was brilliant and I loved your on board fish finder great help, your staff are very professional ,helpful, and courteous. The boat had everything we needed to make out holiday run smoothly, I am looking forward to coming again, and thanks for setting me up with the dinghy. Thank you all

Michael Donnelly​

I would like to thank both Liam and yourself for all your help in making our weekend spent aboard No Fixed Abode most enjoyable and relaxing.

Barry Noyce and family

Everything was perfect, including your tutorial, and I can honestly say it was the most relaxing weeks holiday we have ever had.

Sean Toner and family

We had previously hired from the big rental companies Emerald star & Carrickcraft.We found them to be inflexible, expensive & their boats were quite clinical. David was flexible & suited our timetable.

Valerie from Dublin

We would not have got the same level of service from the bigger boat rental companies and we were extremely grateful for the help and support the owner gave us on our first cruise.