Heritage & Culture
The River Shannon is the country’s supreme waterway, known and travelled for thousands of years linked to every stage of Ireland’s history and development.
Dig deeper into the fascinating history of this ancient waterway, from the 12th century castle in Athlone, the Napoleonic sixteen arch-bridge at Shannonbridge, to one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland, Clonmacnoise.
If a day spent exploring the many towns and villages along the Shannon takes your fancy, moorings are readily available along the waterway. To experience true community spirit and local culture, plan your visit around the many festivals and events held throughout the year that effectively capture the unique character of the area.