The Shannon Dolphins

The dolphins are found most commonly in the section of Estuary between Kildysart and Kilrush, but are known to venture as far upstream as Limerick City, and as far abroad as the north Clare coast and south to Tralee—clearly, they're fans of the Wild Atlantic Way too!

It's possible to go on boat trips to see the dolphins, from Kilrush and Carrigaholt (15 minutes and 25 minutes drive from Beds of Silk respectively). A further boat company used to operate from the Kerry coast but as of 2019, this is no longer the case. However, passengers on the Killimer-Tarbert Ferry between Clare and Kerry often sight the dolphins playing in the Estuary as the ferry crosses the waters. 

A great resource on visiting the dolphins and further information on these beautiful creatures can be found here: