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Shannon Right in the Heart of Ireland

Discover the Wonders of Clare's Shannon Region

The breathtaking vistas around Ireland's Shannon region are plentiful, and its glistening surface provides an idyllic backdrop to the many counties it winds through. From the pristine beaches of County Clare and the sparkling tranquility of Lough Derg adjoined to counties Galway, Tipperary and Clare, to the fascinting flora and fauna of the Burren and the spectacular Cliffs of Moher the Shannon region seems acutely aware of its outstanding natural beauty.

With such natural beauty, Ireland’s Shannon region overflows with opportunities to venture out into the great outdoors. From cruising down the river itself and angling along its waterways, to hiking across the Slieve Bloom Mountains or island hopping around the Aran Islands, the scenic views will keep you enthralled.


On Your Bike... Cycling the Shannon Region

Within Ireland's Shannon Region, there is a feast of great cycling options through a series of scenic routes. There are country roads leading to seaside coves, stopping places by lake and rivers, and to mountain tops. The variety of scenery is almost endless: lowlands with rural villages and towns, castles, historic sites and parks to visit; highlands with fantastic scenary; and the Atlantic coastline of Clare. Rich in breathtaking scenery, the area has been referred to as the cyclist’s paradise.

Entertainment… a great cultural experience

We know how to enjoy ourselves in the Shannon Region and we delight in entertaining our guests in both novel and traditional ways. You can find love at a matchmaking festival, hear the cream of Irish Traditional musicians, enjoy classical music and ballet, modern dance or opera. There’s comedy, film, theatre, festivals and story telling; something for all ages and tastes. This is where you truly get to see and join the Irish at play.

Great Golf in Ireland's Shannon Region

The coastal grandeur and unspoiled greenery of the Shannon Region, easily lends itself to the relaxing game of golf. Here you will find more than 30 quality courses, each one uniquely challenging and with a character that is visually exciting.

Walking - the best way to experience the Shannon Region

Walking is truly the best way to experience the beauty of the Shannon Region. A network of quiet country roads and lanes, forest paths and mountain trails will take you to the heart of the beautiful, rural countryside.