Sea Scape
The Shannon Estuary
Wild Atlantic Way
The Shannon Estuary
Wild Atlantic Way
The Shannon Estuary
Wild Atlantic Way
The Shannon Estuary
Wild Atlantic Way
The Shannon Estuary
Wild Atlantic Way
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The Shannon Estuary - Wild Atlantic Way is centred around the counties of Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Tipperary. There are many picturesque towns and villages across the area worth visiting, such as Adare, Askeaton, Bunratty, Clarecastle, Foynes, Kilcornan, Killimer, Killydysert, Labasheeda and Tarbert.

The Shannon Estuary is situated on Limerick's west coast, on the Atlantic Ocean. The Shannon is Ireland's longest river.

Foynes Harbour is Ireland's second deepest port. It has a flying boat museum and Irish Coffee was reputedly invented here.

The Burren, in County Clare, is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Tipperary boasts stunning scenery such as the Golden Vale and the Galtee mountains. The Golden Vale is a scenic drive not to be missed, while the Galtees can be climbed by any anyone of reasonable fitness.

Limerick City, home to Richard Harris, Kate O'Brien, Angela's Ashes and Munster Rugby Club, has historical and cultural highlights to offer, including the Hunt Museum and The White House Poetry Revival.

Munster Rugby Club is based at Thomond Park in Limerick. This has a museum and conducted tours are available.

Those who are interested in history may wish to visit the Treaty Stone or King John's Castle.

If on the other hand, you are interested in sealife, bottle-nosed dolphins are regularly seen in the estuary.

Shannon Airport, where the first duty-free shop was opened, is close by. Non-flying visitors are welcome.



Some local links ...

Smiley face  The Official Home of the Wild Atlantic Way
Smiley face  INFOMAR:Integrated Mapping of Ireland's Marine Resource
Smiley face  Shannon Ferries Tarbert Killimer with the Shannon Ferry Group
Smiley face  Foynes Port, Ireland's second-largest port facility
Smiley face  Irish Waterways History
Smiley face  Discover Ireland: Places to Go: Things to Do: Where to Stay: What's On: Special Offers
Smiley face  Clare Library: Fortifications in the Shannon Estuary
Smiley face  Dolphin Watch: with aproximately 200 dolphins
Smiley face  Loop Head ... A European Destination of Excellence
Smiley face  Limerick ... A great place to live, work and visit!
Smiley face  Clare: Accommodation: Attractions: Activities: Events: Pub & Dining
Smiley face  Kerry; Blue Flag Beaches, Green Schools and Sustainable Energy


River Shannon & Estuary:

Places to Visit in the Mid West