The Shannon region is steeped in culture and home to the world’s most spectacular landscapes & scenery. From the beauty of the dramatic Cliffs of Moher to the meandering river Shannon and unusual landscapes of The Burren, this breathtaking region is a favorite among visitors. 

County Clare is an impressive county bounded by the Atlantic to the west, Galway Bay to the north, the River Shannon with Lough Derg to the east, and the Shannon Estuary to the South. This grand area along with its hospitable people, colorful shops and cozy pubs make County Clare a top destination in Ireland.

The 200-mile river Shannon flows through the city of Limerick to the Atlantic Ocean. Along its banks are dozens of historic towns, castles, and monasteries that testify to Ireland’s vibrant history. Experience this part of Ireland from a scenic river cruise or from many of the walking trails that cover the area. Shannon's estuary is by far the biggest on the island--its the port of call for the largest freight ships visiting Ireland. The estuary is also home to a large and very friendly dolphin population!

With a gently changing landscape from the mountains of Ballyhoura to the River Shannon, the county of Limerick is a place of rural charm and great beauty. Limerick city, built on the curves of the River Shannon, is noted for its nightlife, dining, art scene and historical significance.

A few region highlights: 

Cliffs of Moher

Clare Coastal Walk

The Burren

Nenagh Castle

Loop Head

Bunratty Castle

Listowel Castle

Kilkee Cliff Walk

Doolin Cave

Adare Castle

King John’s Castle