Shannon Estuary… The Story

The Shannon Estuary is a spectacular and unspoilt estuary located just off the Wild Atlantic Way. This area of remarkable natural beauty is where Ireland’s longest river – the mighty Shannon flows into the azure water of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the Shannon Estuary drive, you will find delightful towns, pretty villages and world famous shore fishing sites. The Shannon Estuary drive is a looped route of approximately 207km and incorporates the following locations: Bunratty, Ennis, Clarecastle, Ballynacally, Killadysert, Labasheeda, Killimer, Tarbert, Foynes, Askeaton, Kilcornan and Limerick City. Shannon Ferry connects the region with a short crossing from Killimer to Tarbert. While crossing, keep an eye out for the bottlenose dolphins that live in the waters of the estuary.

  • Scenic drives
  • Delightful towns and villages
  • Walks and trails

Opening Times:

Open Year Round

Useful Information

Check out the range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Numerous fine cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.

SHOPPING: There are several shopping options in Limerick and surrounds.

PARKING: Car and coach parking available in most attractions.

Further information is available from the regions tourist offices.

Getting There

The Shannon Estuary Way covers the counties of Clare & Limerick

Map Location: 52.614820, -9.409500
Contact The Shannon Estuary Way

Clare and Limerick, Ireland

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