Below, in list view, are some great visitor experiences in the Shannon Region. Click on 'Map View' to see their proximity to each other. If using a a mobile device in Ireland, you can use the 'nearby' function in search to see what's close to your location.
Ireland Premier show cave
Ailwee Cave and Birds of Prey Educational Centre Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Aillwee Cave continues to welcome visitors to The Burren for over 40 years. The Birds of Prey Educational Centre is home to one of the largest and most varied collection of Birds of Prey.
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Award winning gardens
Birr Castle Demesne Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Turning back the clock to the elegance of the Georgian era, Birr has stayed true to its 18th and 19th Century character, with tree-lined malls and avenues and wonderful Georgian Architecture
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an extensive coastline
Clare offers an extensive coastline with a choice of quality beaches, many meeting the Blue Flag standard. They are great for swimming, exploring rock pools and all sorts of beach fun.
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Ireland's Pleasure Lake
Discover Lough Derg Counties Clare, Tipperary and Galway, Ireland
Lough Derg is an area of great charm, natural beauty and heritage.
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spectacular panoramic views
While in Tipperary, take a trip around its lakeside villages. They will bring you great cheer whether you stay on land or take to the water. There is a plenty to explore.
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Once Centre of the Aviation World
Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The role played by Foynes in the establishment of passenger flights across the Atlantic is excitingly captured in the Museum which is located in the original Airport Terminal Building.
Open Mar to Oct
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850 Years of History
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Bridge Street, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Saint Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD and stands majestically over the City of Limerick. It is open daily and is still used today for its original purpose, as a place of worship.
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Amazing and Ancient Treasures
The Hunt Museum Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City, Ireland
The Hunt Museum exhibits one Europe’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th Century.
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Ultimate holiday experience!
East Clare is the ultimate holiday destination, perfect for those who wish to delve into Clare’s rich heritage.
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Where the land meets the sea
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer a truly unique experience around Ireland’s stunning coastline in 14 breath-taking locations.
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Discover all Limerick has to offer!
Limerick.ie Limerick, Ireland
From city breaks to country escapes and historic sights to culinary delights - Limerick has so much to offer! #LimerickEdgeEmbrace
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Visit Clare, County of Culture
Visit Clare Co. Clare, Ireland
Clare combines the stunning natural beauty of its long, meandering coastline with unique windswept landscapes and choice dollops of Irish culture.
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You'll Love Offaly!
Visit Offaly Co. Offaly, Ireland
Offaly has a wide range of places to visit and hidden gems to explore. From water sports to pet-farms and science discoveries to tree-house adventures.
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The elegance of the Georgian era.
Birr Heritage Town Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Birr has stayed true to its 18th and 19th Century character, with tree-lined malls and avenues and wonderful Georgian Architecture.
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It's playtime!
Clare Playgrounds Various locations, Co. Clare, Ireland
Imaginative and interactive play areas for children aged 0-12 years.
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step back in time
Desmond Castle Newcastle West The Square, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland
West Limerick preserves many of Ireland's surviving spacious medieval halls. The Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banquets
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Discover the shannon dolphins
Dolphin Discovery Kilrush Marina, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Dolphin Discovery are the longest established marine tourism operator on the Shannon estuary, Co. Clare. With that experience of carrying visitors onto the estuary going back over 30 years
Operates Jun To Sept
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journey to the great stalactite
Doolin Cave Doolin Cave, Co. Clare, Ireland
Follow the footsteps of the men who discovered the Great Stalactite in 1952. Guides will lead you through the Burren underground where you will see the many wonders of the landscape.
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Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Ferry Co. (with Bill O’Brien est. 1970) No. 1 Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
The fastest most comfortable only 5* ferry the Doolin Express, to Ireland’s traditional past the Aran Islands for a great day out. Be awe struck by the majestic cliffs and Islands.
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The Original Cruise Company
Doolin2Aran Ferries Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Sail daily to the Aran Islands from Doolin from March to the end of October. Admire the scale and majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher on our 1 hour voyage of discovery.
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On the scenic N69 driving route.
Foynes Heritage Town Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Foynes is a Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way and is part of the N69 Coastal Driving route (Limerick to Kerry).
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Savour award-winning whiskey
Kilbeggan Distillery Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
Kilbeggan Distillery, County Westmeath, dates back to 1757. Learn the history of Irish Whiskey Distilling while savouring the sights, sounds and smells of the award-winning whiskey.
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Experience Medieval Limerick
King’s Island King’s Island Medieval Quarter, Limerick City, Ireland
The King’s Island Medieval Quarter of Limerick City contains a wealth of built heritage.
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edge of the world
Loop Head Peninsula West Clare
Loop Head is spectacular. This slender finger of land points out to sea from the most westerly point of County Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way.
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An archaeological gem
Lough Gur Heritage Centre & Lakeshore Park Lough Gur, Bruff, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Lough Gur is an area of extreme beauty encompassing over 6,000 years of living history. Home to Ireland’s largest and oldest stone circle.
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Famous food and variety markets
Milk Market Limerick Cornmarket Row, Limerick City, Ireland
The Milk Market provide Limerick residents and visitors with access to a wide variety of fresh, local, in-season products, typically directly from the producer.
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Home of Traditional Music
Miltown Malbay Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland
An ideal location to relax and enjoy local beaches and discover traditional music, song and dance at its best.
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With lots to see and do
Moher Hill Open Farm Cliffs of Moher Road, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is situated overlooking Liscannor Bay and is much more than a fun family filled day out.
Open Apr to Oct
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Along the wild atlantic way
Scattery Island OPW Visitor Centre, Scattery Island, Co. Clare, Ireland
There are the ruins of six churches and one of the highest Round Towers in Ireland, 120 feet high, with it's unusual feature of it's door at ground level.
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Unique setting for a Wildlife park
Stonehall Wildlife Park Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, Ireland
This location offers a unique setting for a purpose built Wildlife park which has now developed from a pet farm into a wildlife park/Zoo for families to experience fun and education.
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Gateway to the burren
The Burren Centre & The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour Ceili Band Parlour, Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Ireland
The story of the Burren is excitingly captured in ‘A Walk Through Time’ multi-dimensional exhibition at The Burren Centre in Kilfenora.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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Parklands and Mountains
The Great Outdoors Co. Offaly, Ireland
Lough Boora Parklands is a habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna including over 130 species of bird and the majestic Slieve Bloom Mountains are a land of forests and blanket bog.
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Fossils, gems, minerals & Jewellery
The Rock Shop (Gift Shop and Tea Room) Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland
A fascinating display of fossils, gemstones and collectible rocks for collectors young and old. See beautiful crystals in their natural form.
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Where the Shannon meets the sea
The Shannon Estuary Way Clare and Limerick, Ireland
Along the Shannon Estuary drive, you will find delightful towns, pretty villages and world famous shore fishing sites.
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Beautiful walled garden
Vandeleur Walled Garden and Woodland Bistro Killimer Road, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Vandeleur gives you a fascinating glimpse into the past, blended with a beautiful re-designed look for a new generation of garden lovers.
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Ireland's prettiest village
Adare Heritage Centre Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick
Offering an exciting mix of shopping, dining and historical discovery
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Birthplace of Brian Boru
Ballina Killaloe Ballina, Co. Tipperary and Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland
Killaloe connects Clare and Tipperary with a 13 arch bridge to the village of Ballina.
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8,000 year of history captured
Clare Museum Arthur’s Row, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Located in the beautifully restored former Convent of Mercy building, the exhibits are uniquely displayed, using the themes of earth, power, faith and water.
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Visit the town's oldest building
Ennis Friary Abbey Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
This 13th century Franciscan friary, founded by the O'Briens, of Thomond who once ruled much of north Munster, has numerous 15th/16th century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone.
Open Daily April to Oct
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It's time for you to visit!
Lough Derg Blueway Lough Derg
Blueway trails link towns and villages across Ireland's waterways. Enjoy magnificent scenery and sample delicious local food.
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18th century castle
Roscrea Heritage Centre – Roscrea Castle & Damer House Castle Street, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The stone castle consists of a gate tower, curtain walls and two corner towers dating from the 1280s.
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Celebrating 50 Years
Shannon Ferry ShannonFerry Group, Killimer, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
ShannonFerry will take you and your vehicle on this 20 minute journey across the estuary linking the iconic tourist destinations of the Banner County of Clare to the Kingdom of Kerry.
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On Ireland’s top surfing beach
Bens Surf Clinic Promenade, Lahinch, Co. Clare
At Bens Surf Clinic, brace yourself for the experience of a lifetime on Ireland’s top surfing beach - Lahinch. Learn how to catch a wave with the help of a passionate coach.
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Blue Flag Beaches in the Shannon Region Shannon Region, Ireland
The Shannon Region's rugged coastline and inland lakes – offer breathtaking views, beaches, cliffs, sand dunes and marinas.
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Smoked Irish Organic Salmon
Burren Smokehouse Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland
Artisan smokehouse combining Irish and Scandinavian ways of smoking salmon as well as offering a self-guided & interactive visitor centre.
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One of the best preserved forts
Prominent archaeological site which has yielded magnificent results and also offering sheepdog demonstrations
Open Mar to Oct
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World-Famous, Magnificent Cliffs
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Looming over Clare’s west coast, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8 kilometres and rise to 214 metres
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Fairy Wood Fairy Woods, Stradbally North, Castleconnell, County Limerick, Ireland
As you stroll through these woods keep your eyes peeled for the woodland fairies Dixie and Pixie and their colourful fairy houses!
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Founded in the 12th century
Holy Cross Abbey Holycross Village, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
A relic of the True Cross has drawn pilgrims from far and wide since the Abbey's foundation in the 12th century.
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a unique range of Irish Knitwear
Irish Handcrafts 26 Patrick Street, Limerick
Founded in Limerick in 1969, Irish Handcrafts is a family-run store that specialises in a unique range of Irish Knitwear, Fashions, Tweeds and Linens.
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a unique shopping experience
John Hanly and Co. Ltd Ballyartella Woollen Mills, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
With over 125 years in the textile business, the art of weaving has developed using modern technology and machinery and Hanly’s now manufacture fabrics and accessories for top brands.
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Kilkee Habitat Trail Co. Clare, Ireland
Breathtaking scenic walks, stunning sea cliff panoramic views and wonderful amenities are available in the area.
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Medieval town steeped in history
Kilmallock Heritage Town Ballyhoura Failte, Main Street, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Known as the crossroads of Munster, Kilmallock has a colourful history dating back to its origins in the 12th century.
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Explore West Clare
Kilrush Heritage Town Kilrush Town Council, Town Hall, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Kilrush is located near the stunning seascape of the River Shannon, the islands of Hogg and Scattery and the picturesque village of Cappa.
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Kinnitty Pyramid Kinnitty Pyramid, Ballyshane Road, Lismoney, County Offaly, Ireland
Visit an exact replica of the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt, built in 1834 and located at the rear of the Church of Ireland in Kinnitty, Co. Offaly.
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Discover the story of Limerick
Limerick Museum Henry Street, Limerick City
Limerick Museum has over 62,000 objects in its collection. Discover the story of Limerick city and county through its objects, from Stone Age axes to 1916 Rising medals.
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The story of traditional music
Music Makers of West Clare Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
Immerse yourself in the story of traditional music, song and dance at the Music Makers of West Clare. Read first-hand accounts about renowned musicians in the Visitor Centre.
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Historic Market Town
Nenagh Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
View or visit Nenagh's Franciscan Friary ruins, old Jailhouse block and gateway, restored Courthouse, Nenagh Castle, and the Nenagh Heritage Centre in the old Governor’s House.
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
People’s Park Pery Square, Limerick, Ireland
Home to a children’s playground, the People’s Park is the perfect location for a family picnic surrounded in mature trees and colourful flowers.
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Medieval Town on Lough Derg
Portumna Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Portumna is a picturesque heritage town in the south-east of Co Galway, just west of where the River Shannon enters Lough Derg.
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Ancient portal tomb.
Poulnabrone Dolmen Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland
This ancient portal tomb dates back to the Neolithic period, 3200BC. It comprises of a tabular capstone supported by two slender portal stones, and bordered by a nearby cairn.
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Shannon Region Festivals Various locations in Ireland’s Shannon Region
Do you want to dance the night away, taste the delights of the region or simply kick back and listen to music??
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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
The Clare Glens Counties Limerick and Tipperary
With breath taking scenery, loop walks, numerous waterfalls and wild dense forestry this region offers tranquility and calm to all who visit.
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Follow the former railway line
The Limerick Greenway Various access points in West Limerick
Unique 96km (60 miles) of countryside which follows the route of the former Limerick to Tralee/Fenit railway line.
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