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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Adventures in time
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Low Road, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. It was built in 1425 by the powerful MacNamara family.
Open Daily Year Round
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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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award winning gardens
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre 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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World-Famous, Magnificent Cliffs
Cliff 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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Time for a Wildlife Adventure...
Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt, Co. Clare, Ireland
Ireland’s greatest river opens out to the Atlantic Ocean at Carrigaholt on the Loop Head Peninsula, County Clare - home to Europe’s largest group of bottlenose dolphins.
Open Apr to Oct
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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 Daily Mar to Nov
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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 12 breath-taking locations.
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Experience 800 years of history
King John’s Castle Nicholas Street, King’s Island, limerick City, Ireland
Have fun exploring King John’s Castle, enjoy magnificent views and imagine a Norman soldier’s life in this medieval fortress.
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Experience Medieval Limerick
King’s Island King’s Island Medieval Quarter, Limerick City, Ireland
Limerick is often referred to as the Treaty City and across the bridge from the castle is the famous Treaty Stone upon which folklore says the 1691 Treaty was signed.
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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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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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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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Adventure, Heritage & Hospitality
Ballyhoura Country Ballyhoura Failte, Main Street, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Ballyhoura Country lies within the borders of counties Cork, Limerick and Tipperary in The Wild Atlantic Region.
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enjoy a magical day tour
Barratt Tours Limerick, Ireland
All our tours offer the highest standards of personal service, we use high spec touring coaches and qualified driver/guides to offer the best possible experience of Ireland
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Smoked Irish Organic Salmon
Burren Smokehouse Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland
Artisan smokehouse combining Irish and Scandinavian ways of smoking salmon.
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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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The Professional Genealogy Research
Clare Heritage and Genealogy Centre Church Street, Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland
The Clare Heritage and Genealogy Research Centre specialises in the production of individually researched Family History Reports.
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8,000 year of history captured
Clare Museum – The Riches of Clare 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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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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Woodlands, parkland and lakes
Coillte Forest Park Curragh Chase Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Curragh Chase offers a number of looped way-marked trails in the park to suit all visitors.
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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
Open Apr to Sept
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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 May 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.
Operates Mar to Oct
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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/early November. Admire the scale and majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher on our 1 hour voyage of discovery.
Operates Mar to Nov
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A tranquil haven of beauty
Emo Court Emo, Co. Laois, Ireland
Neo-classical mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, offering the visitor a truly tranquil experience.
Open Mar to Nov
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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 Mar to Sept
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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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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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Birthplace of Brian Boru
Killaloe Birthplace of Brian Boru Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland
Killaloe connects Clare and Tipperary with a 13 arch bridge to the village of Ballina.
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Tour River Shannon and Lough Derg
Killaloe River Cruises Lakeside Drive, Ballina/Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland
Step on board one of the modern, clean, safe and comfortable passenger boats, in their idyllic setting on the shores of Lough Derg, Ireland’s pleasure lake with its breath-taking views
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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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See the best of contemporary art
Limerick City Gallery of Art Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick City, Ireland
Housed in the Carnegie Building offering 650 square meters of exhibition space between the two floors.
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A Gardener's Paradise
Limerick Gardens Various locations in county Limerick, Ireland
Visit some of the County’s gardens, some of which have won national awards and featured in gardening magazines.
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An evening to remember!
Limerick Greyhound Stadium Greenpark, Dock Road, Limerick, Ireland
If you're looking for something different for a great night out in Limerick, you’ll find it at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing.
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A great lighthouse of ireland
Loop Head Lighthouse Kilbaha South, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Uncover the fascinating history of Loop Head lighthouse with interactive exhibits in the Lightkeeper’s Cottage, or take a guided tour up the lighthouse tower and onto the balcony.
Open Daily Mar to Nov
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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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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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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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18th century castle
Roscrea Heritage Town Castle Street, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The stone castle consists of a gate tower, curtain walls and two corner towers dating from the 1280s.
Open Daily Mar to Sept
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Along the wild atlantic way
Scattery Island Centre 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.
Open May to Sept
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Bridging the Best of Ireland's West
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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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.
Open Apr to Oct
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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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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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The home of a true Irish Spirit
Tullamore D.E.W. Old Bonded Warehouse Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
For whiskey explorers eager to learn about the history and craft of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, a visit to the home of the brand is a must.
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Parklands and Mountains
Two Great Naturals 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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Beautiful walled garden
Vandeleur Walled Garden and Visitor Centre 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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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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Award-winning walking trails
Broadford Ashford Walking Trails Broadford and Ashford, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The trails have something to offer the amateur and the advanced walker including some challenging climbs, a variety of terrain, and beautiful views of West Limerick.
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A re-creation of celtic ireland
Craggaunowen – The Living Past Experience Craggaunowen, County Clare, Ireland
Experience Ireland’s original award winning Pre-historic Park. Explore the roots of the people, homesteads, animals and artifacts of over 1,000 years ago.
Open Daily Apr to Sept
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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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The historic heartland of Ireland
Munster Vales Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford
Incorporating the Comeragh, Knockmealdown, Galtee, Ballyhoura and Nagles mountain ranges in the counties of Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.
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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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Follow the former railway line
The Great Southern 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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