With thanks to Emerald Star

This weekend Alison Curtis is broadcasting live with Waterways Ireland and she also has a week-long family cruise on the river Shannon with Emerald star up for grabs!

Emerald Star offers self-drive river boating holidays across Europe and Canada with no licence or experience required.

You’ll be given a full demonstration before you set off, including everything from knot tying to how the oven works, and the easy-to-handle boats come fully-equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing week on the water.

T&Cs: The prize is seven nights for up to 6 people (3 cabins) on any Budget or Comfort boats from Portumna.

Fuel is not included (payable locally per litre used). Boat damage waiver insurance is not included, and must be paid upon booking. Prize is subject to availability and must be taken between April 2 and October 31, 2018, excluding July 7 to August 31 and bank holidays.

Booking must be made at least eight weeks before departure. No previous boating experience necessary. Once confirmed, the booking is final and cannot be amended. Winners can book a one-way cruise, but a supplement is payable.

The prize is non-transferable; there are no cash alternatives. Unless expressly stated otherwise, prize excludes travel, transfers, food, drink, spending money, waterside services such as moorings, pump out, and any other costs.