Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrating St Patrick's Day 2014 - Kindles

Monday is St Patrick's Day so we are celebrating our Irish roots by expanding our March Madness Kindle special offer that we mentioned earlier this month.

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Kindle Special Offer Kindle Special Offer

Book a 2014 barging cruise with Paradise Connections on either Shannon Princess (cruise the Shannon in Ireland) or Emma (French Canal du Midi but Liz is Irish) by the end of March 2014 (offer extended through April 30, 2014) and each member of your group will have the choice of either the standard Kindle or the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD.


Visit Ireland and enjoy seeing the sights and soaking up the Irish culture while cruising along the River Shannon with Ruairi & Olivia, owner-operators of the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess, along with their attentive crew.

The barge accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins which can be configured as either doubles or twins, as you prefer. Throughout the barge, you will find antiquities, crafts, and art with many works by Irish & local artists.

Shannon Princess is available for private charters and individual cabin bookings for shared charter weeks.


The French Hotel Barge EMMA is owned and operated by Liz and René Jacquot and are assisted by two additional crew members. They cruise along the Canal du Midi in the south of France between Beziers & Carcassonne and Carcassonne & Toulouse.

EMMA is fully air conditioned and also has central heating, if needed. There are three guest cabins; one has a queen bed, while the other two can be configured as either queens or twins. Beautiful handmade Irish quilts from Oonagh Morisson add that extra touch of luxury.

Emma is available for private charters and individual cabin bookings for shared charter weeks. They also offer 5-night charters if that works better for your vacation plans and budget.

Here's a bit of Irish culture for you :)

  • Wondering what that phrase at the top of this post means?
Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh! : St. Patrick's Day blessing upon you
Click HERE to listen (ban-ock-tee na fay-lah paw-rig ur-iv)
  • Here's another useful saying when you visit Ireland:
Pionta Guinness, le do thoil. A pint of Guiness, please.
Click HERE to listen (pyunta Guinness leh duh hull)

(Thanks to for these sound bytes!)

Erin go Bragh

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