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6 Best Tourist Attractions In Shannon, Ireland

Maya Pillai Aug 21, 2019
Shannon is home to ancient castles, cliffs, and breathtaking Irish countryside. Long Shannon River snakes its way to meet the wild Atlantic Ocean. Visit this quaint place to enjoy the rolling hills, and the mind-blowing sceneries it has to offer. Listen to the Irish ballads and stories. It is an experience of lifetime.

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Cliffs of Moher

Ireland's most visited tourist location is Cliffs of Moher. It is located along the Atlantic Ocean in County Clare.
At the highest point, the Cliff is 702 feet and ranges for 8 Kms over the Atlantic Ocean. It is a part of the UNESCO Global Geopark—a special region with an outstanding geology. Close to 20 species of seabirds are found here.

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Shannon River

It is the longest river in Ireland. River Shannon drains into the Shannon River Basin. Take a boat cruise along this river to see the quaint towns and villages located along the banks of this beautiful river.
Enjoy the scenic village life while cruising by boat. It's a feast for the eyes. In the bygone era, river Shannon was shipping waterway, but slowly the shipping activity dwindled.

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Limerick City

This quaint city known for museums, heritage sites and galleries is situated along the banks of River Shannon.

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Enjoy the Georgian architecture and street art taking a guided or self-guided walking tour. Hunt Museum that displays the rare collection of artifacts from across Ireland, is a must visit.

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Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle—a medieval fortress dating back to the 1425 AD. The medieval art of the 15th century, furnishings, and tapestries depicts the culture and traditions of the Irish.

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Experience the feel of the dungeons, and the great hall among other things. Do not miss out on the Bunratty Folkpark. Your visit to this castle is incomplete without a medieval banquet dinner.

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Inisheer Island

The smallest of the Aran islands, Inisheer is spread approximately 3Km wide and 3Km long. It's an enchanted island known for wild flowers, mythology, and Irish traditions. Your Ireland trip is incomplete without a visit to Inisheer.

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Limestone formations in this island are a rare and unique sight. The surface of the island's landscape resembles a grid known as glints and grykes. Booking your accommodation prior to your visit to this island is recommended.

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Tarbert Lighthouse

The lighthouse was built in 1834 on the southern banks of the River Shannon. Initially, it was operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

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The lighthouse was disconnected from the land. The footbridge was built to connect the shoreline to the door of the tower.