Boat Hire on the shores of Lough Ennell

Our self-drive lake boats offer a great day out. Ideal for Family Fun, Fishing, or just chilling out.


Lilliput Boat Hire

Experience the beauty of Lough Ennell with boat hire from Lilliput Boat Hire. Our 5-seater lake style boats are safe and easy to use, even for first time boaters.

We provide on the spot training / instruction to ensure you are comfortable with operating the boat. They are ideal for family days out. Dogs and pets are welcome. We have life jackets for all ages, including children and toddlers (minimum age 2 years). The person in control of the boat must be over 18 yrs of age. For more info see our FAQ page.

We are located at Jonathan Swift Park, Lilliput, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. (Eircode N91KVF8 ), just one hours drive from Dublin.

Open February to October, 7 days a week, 7am to 7pm

Note for Anglers: anglers are required to purchase permits if fishing on Lough Ennell.
you can buy permits online at:
If you need Fishing Guide Service we recommend:
Mick Flanagan, Tel: +353 87 2797270 Web:

Hire a boat

Choose from our rowing boats or motor boats. Transparent all inclusive pricing, the hire rates include life-jackets and fuel.

Rowing Boat

Half Day €30.00 | Full Day €40.00

Motor boat hire westmeath

Motor Boat

Morning €50.00 | Afternoon €60.00 | Full Day €90.00

Gift Vouchers

Available in various amounts


Some photos of our boats on the beautiful lake of Lough Ennell

Swan on Lough Ennell, Mullingar
Murmuration over lake, Westmeath
Row boat hire Westmeath

What Our Customers Say

We take pride in providing our customers with the best experience. Read what they say.

"What a stunning journey with Lilliput Boat Hire on Lough Ennell , Co Westmeath Monday 13/2/23. Sunset & Starling Murmuration. Life doesn’t get much better! Thanks Peter , it was a fab trip on the lake ."
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"What an awesome experience! Peter is extremely friendly and helpful, and his boats and equipment are very well taken care of. The lake is calm and beautiful, and time flew by when we were riding on it. This was truly the highlight of our visit in Ireland, highly recommended!"
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"An amazing way to spend a few hours in the heart of Ireland. We’ve rented boats of Peter a couple of times, and have been very impressed with the service. Very reasonably priced boats, beautiful setting… it doesn’t get much better than that. See you next year Peter!"
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"Drove from Wexford with 3 kids without having boat booked but Peter Ganly the owner sorted things for us and got us a boat despite being very busy, Boat journey was excellent and Peter was very safety conscious and helpful in every way. Couldn't recommend this company highly enough. The lake trip was beautiful."
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Book an Unforgettable Experience with Lilliput Boat Hire

Our self-drive lake boats offer a great day out. Ideal for Family Fun, Fishing, or just chilling out.

Rent a Boat with Lilliput Boat Hire