The Luck of the Irish

Le Boat is the No.1 provider of boating holidays on Europe and Canada’s beautiful inland waterways, with the world’s largest fleet of over 900 self-drive boats, operating in nine countries across 17 regions. After a two-year hiatus on travel, everyone could finally do with the luck of the Irish- right?

With 160 km of waterways, the Shannon leads visitors through historic towns steeped in Celtic heritage, marked by the ruins of castles and monasteries in the surrounding area. To appreciate the green landscapes even more, take a cycle ride along gorgeous country trails, and then kick back in a pub with Irish brew. Le Boat is offering a 15% discount on all boats, valid on all departures in 2022 (not including 3-8 June), minimum 7 nights, offer ends 31 March 2022. For example, a seven-night self-catered cruise on the Shannon, starting and finishing at Le Boat’s base at Carrick-on-Shannon, on board the Caprice Boat sleeping up to six people, arriving 28 March 2022, is priced from £1246.15 per boat / £208 pp. (Was £1429 per boat, saving 15%). Flights and transfers extra. Le Boat (023 9280 9124,

There is no one clear answer for the origins of this age-old expression – there are questions of its origin stemming back to Celtic mythology. The Emerald Isle is home to many myths and legends with tales of mystical creatures roaming the land, and one of these is the legendary leprechaun. Often known to be a lucky symbol of Ireland, the leprechaun is a wee man in green who can be found at the end of a rainbow, guarding his pot of gold. Perhaps the phrase is related to this myth?

Share the Luck of the Irish with Le Boat and Tourism Ireland this St Patrick’s Day and stand the chance to WIN a short break canal boat holiday in Ireland. Runs from 17th March to 3rd April – more details here .

Interested in visiting the Emerald Isle on a boating holiday? Then you might just have had a bit of the luck of the Irish.