Enjoy the Region

The Shannon Region

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Limerick offers a superb base for touring the attractions of the Shannon region and the West of Ireland. Visitors can enjoy tours to the Cliffs of Moher on the Atlantic coast and the Burren region – an area of limestone karst rock which has archaeological and geological interest.

Day tours to Killarney and Galway are also possible while closer to Limerick are the renowned outdoor attractions of the Bunratty Folk Park and the Craggaunowen age site. Golf, watersports, hiking and horse riding are all available and within easy reach of the campus.

Attractions include: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John’s Castle, Glin Castle, Knappogue Castle & Walled Garden, Dunguire Castle, Lough Gur Visitor Centre and Brian Boru Heritage Centre. View group opportunities in the Shannon Region

Arrange the ideal tour for your group: start by exploring the karst landscape of the Burren, famous for its flora and fauna. Take a drive along the rugged coastline to watch the fishermen cast off the cliffs in search of fresh mackeral. Enjoy fine Irish cuisine in the quaint pedestrian town of Ennis or make a stop at Foynes, home to the Flying Boat Museum, which was the centre of the aviation world from 1939 - 1945 and also said to be the founding place of the famous Irish Coffee.

Another popular reason for choosing this region as a group destination are the music schools, events and festivals that take place during the summer months such as the annual Blas Summer School based at the University of Limerick. County Clare musicians such as Willie Clancy and Mrs Crotty are famous for their versions of Irish traditional music and it is not uncommon to stumble upon an impromptu seisiun from amateur musicians in the region.

Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau

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