Viking Tours to host Midland’s inaugural LGBT cruise on majestic River Shannon

Viking Tours will host the Midland’s inaugural LGBT+ Cruise on Friday, September 30, at 5.30pm.

This inclusive event, which will have a DJ onboard and the Drag Queens Naomi Diamond, Miss Neon Love and Lucina Schynning, will depart from Athlone Castle and sail north on the River Shannon to the lake of Lough Ree. The duration of the cruise is two hours (round trip ) at a cost of €25 per person. Tickets are on sale now at This is an 18+ only event.

“This cruise represents a truly inclusive event for the Midlands region and the need for the LGBT+ community to be represented, especially within non-urban areas. The selected Drag performers will be a wonderful addition to the cruise and bring some brightness to September.

“My Viking-themed passenger ship, formerly known as M.V Britannia, will be one hundred years old next year. As such, this inaugural LGBT-led voyage signifies progression and a type of change that is both welcomed and essential for Athlone, Westmeath and the entire Midlands,” Captain Viking Mike, stated.

This event has been planned with the help of the Midlands LGBT Project and is supported by Westmeath County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media


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