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.
Irelands Premier show cave
Aillwee Burren Experience Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Aillwee Burren Experience continues to welcome visitors to The Burren. 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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World-Famous, Magnificent Cliffs
Cliffs of Moher Experience Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, 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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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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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 Mid-Mar to Mid-Nov
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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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Discover all Limerick has to offer!
Limerick.ie Limerick, Ireland
From the whitewater rush of the Shannon to the emerald peace of the countryside, from Michelin star meals to tasty treats at the local market, this is Limerick, where edge meets embrace
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The oldest building in Limerick
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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Time to explore
The Old Rail Trail Greenway Athlone to Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
The Old Rail Trail traces the historic Midlands Great Western Railway track, past restored station houses and under pretty stone arched bridges.
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Take Time for Tipperary
Time for Tipperary Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Irish Culture, fascinating history, fabulous old castles, lots of outdoor activities, locally sourced food.
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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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Discover Hidden Gems
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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Ireland's prettiest village
Adare Heritage Centre Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Offering an exciting mix of shopping, dining and historical discovery
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Digital Tour Guide
Adventure Lough Derg Lough Derg, Ireland
Download the Adventure Lough Derg app for free, to guide you safely along the various adventures set out on the app using mapping technology and interactive features.
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Located on the Limerick Greenway
Barnagh Greenway Hub Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Located directly on the Limerick Greenway, a hub of activity with Bike Rental available, Painted Pot Pottery Studio, and The Platform 22 Cafe.
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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 fascinating landscape
The Burren was awarded ‘UNESCO Global Geopark’ status in recognition of this amazing landscape and the management of this unique heritage.
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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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Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Ferry No. 1 Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Explore Ireland’s traditional past to the Aran Islands for a great day out. Be awe struck by the majestic cliffs and Islands.
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Home of Legends
International Rugby Experience 40 O’Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland
The International Rugby Experience is a world class, interactive celebration of what it takes to become a Legend!
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Shop, Exhibit & Woollen Mills
John Hanly & Co 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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Follow the former railway line
Limerick Greenway Various hubs/ trailheads along the Greenway in West Limerick
Limerick Greenway is a 40km off-road walking and cycling route between Rathkeale and the county Border, and extending to Listowel on the Kingdom of Kerry Greenways. (Greenway is over 50.5km.
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Spectacular edge of the world
Loop Head Lighthouse Kilbaha South, Loop Head Peninsula, West Clare, Ireland
A view of forever and a fascinating look into the past. The drama of Ireland’s rugged West Coast shoreline and the soft beauty of Co. Clare’s postcard-pretty countryside.
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An archaeological gem
Lough Gur Visitor 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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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.
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Along the wild atlantic way
Scattery Island Scattery Island, Co. Clare, Ireland
Scattery Island contains the remains of an ancient monastic heritage featuring a round tower, the cathedral and several medieval churches.
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Bridging the Best of Ireland's West
Shannon Ferry Killimer, Co. Clare, Ireland Tarbert, Co. Kerry, 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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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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Beautiful walled garden
Vandeleur Walled Garden & 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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Exciting Aqua Park
West Lake Aqua Park West Lake Aqua Park, Ballycuggeran Beach, Killaloe, Co. Clare, Ireland
Great mix of features that are appealing to a wide range of fitness and skill levels.
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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 years 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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18th century castle
Roscrea Castle, Gardens & Damer House/Black Mills 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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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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Entertainment for all the Family
The Planet Ennis Showgrounds Road, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Best family entertainment centre in Ennis offering something for all the family.
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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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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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Listen to nature’s voice
Burren National Park The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland
The landscape of the Burren has been home to people for millennia, with successive generations leaving the marks of their culture and traditions on the landscape.
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Clara Bog Nature Reserve
Clara Bog Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre Ballycumber Road, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Clara Bog is the finest remaining example of a raised bog in Ireland today.
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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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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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Diverse and rich flora and fauna
Dromore Wood Nature Reserve Ruan, Co. Clare, Ireland
Over 400 hectares of woodland, wetland and limestone pavement to explore. Discover diverse and rich flora and fauna with over 20 kilometres of woodland walks, lakes, and more.
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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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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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Embrace flora and fauna
Grand Canal Way Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
The Grand Canal Way offers offers historic sites, canal locks, lock houses and industrial architecture from ancient days.
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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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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 Kilmallock, 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, 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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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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Shannon Region Special Discoveries
Kinnitty Pyramid Kinnity, Co. 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, Ireland
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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It's time for you to visit!
Lough Derg Blueway Lough Derg, Ireland
Blueway trails link towns and villages across Ireland's waterways. Enjoy magnificent scenery and sample delicious local food.
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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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The story of traditional music
Music Makers of West Clare Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland
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 Historic Market Town 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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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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Mountain Bike Trails
Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trails Kinnity, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Purpose-built singletrack trails and forest roads are designed for use by mountain bikes. Travel through beautiful forest and open land with fantastic views.
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Back to Nature
Slieve Bloom Mountains Kinnity, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Many walking trails, driving routes, and mountain bike trails suitable for those looking for an adventurous hike, or a family day out.
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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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Parklands and Mountains
The Great Outdoors Co. Offaly, Ireland
Offaly at the heart of Ireland welcomes the visitor to enormous tracts of wilderness, expanses of bogland, a vast mountain park, hills and deep wooded valleys.
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Family Entertainment Centre
The Planet Athlone Grace Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Athlone's best family entertainment centre offering something for all the family.
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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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Ultimate holiday experience!
Visit East Clare and Lough Derg East Clare, Ireland
East Clare is the ultimate holiday destination, perfect for those who wish to delve into Clare’s rich heritage.
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Mini Zoo
Wild Encounters Mini Zoo Coolyroe, Kilmeedy, Co. Limerick, Ireland
A diverse and growing variety of domestic and exotic animals, immersive and entertaining keeper chats and animal feeds.
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