Access: Shannon Airport, Cork Airport, Kerry Airport

The Shannon region has Atlantic seascapes, dramatic cliffs, quiet country roads, the lunar landscape of the Burren, lively towns and the hospitality of the world-famous Bunratty Castle.

Some Things to Do & See

  • The Burren and the Burren Centre: area famed for its flora and fauna
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park: one of the most popular tourist attractions, 4.5 million visitors can’t be wrong
  • Craggaunowen – The Living Past Experience – Ireland’s original award-winning prehistoric Park
  • Ailwee Cave: the best way to get under the skin of the Burren
  • Adare: a picture postcard village
  • Scattery Island Centre: interprets the 6th-century monastery sited on this small island in the Shannon estuary
  • The Cliffs of Moher: a majestic, unforgettable experience
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Dolphin watching in Kilrush and Carrigaholt
  • Caherconnell stone fort: one of the best preserved stone ring-forts in Ireland
  • King John’s Castle: Limerick’s impressive fortress