Askeaton is one of the oldest towns in County Limerick

Askeaton is located on the banks of the Deel River, 3 kilometres upstream from the Shannon Estuary.

The town has richness in history and ancient archaeological remains with a castle on a tiny island in the centre of the town which dates back to 1199 and a Franciscan Friary from 1389 which was founded by the 4th Earl of Desmond.