Explore the Shannon Estuary


Explore The Shannon Estuary

Discover some of the highlights of the Shannon Estuary Way, a 207km looped drive around the beautiful and historic Shannon Estuary.

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Labasheeda - The Bed of Silk

Right on our doorstep, there's lots to explore on foot, bike or car on the Labasheeda Peninsula: local fishing spots, ancient ruins, magnificent vistas and more.

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The Shannon Dolphins

One of Europe's only resident groups of bottlenose dolphins, the Shannon pod contains over 150 dolphins, with sightings particularly common in the Labasheeda-Moneypoint stretch of the Estuary.

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The Battery

Out on the tip of the Labasheeda Peninsula, a battery fort was constructed about the year 1811, as part of the measures by the British Empire to prevent Ireland being invaded by Napoleon along its western shores.

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Scattery Island

Scattery Island packs a lot into its history: famous saints, treasure raids, the kidnapping of the King of Limerick, bloody battles with Brian Boru, and even the beast itself, An Cathach!

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The Colleen Bawn

In a July night in 1819, the tragic conclusion to a love story took place on the waters off the Labasheeda shore.

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Mr Nice in Paradise: the Howard Marks Connection

Crazy as it may seem, at one point in the 1980's, over ten percent of the entire global cannabis trade was carried out from a small cottage on the Shannon Estuary!

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