Sports & Recreation in Castleconnell

Castleconnell is home to a diverse range of sports and special interest organisations, suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Whether you are looking for an action packed day out or something more leisurely, Castleconnell has a lot to offer. 

Castleconnell Boat Club

Castleconnell Boat Club

Castleconnell Boat Club, situated in a unique and picturesque location on the banks of the River Shannon in the village of Castleconnell, was founded in 1983, and is run by a small, dedicated team of volunteers, parents and coaches with the aim of helping people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the sport of rowing.The club is open to members from 11 years and up.


Castleconnell and Ahane have a long history of GAA in the area. Hurling, Bord na nÓg, Camogie, and Gaelic Football Clubs are open to all to join.


Castleconnell's River Walks follow the banks of the River Shannon and are considered to be one of Limerick’s best kept secrets, while a summer walk in Castleconnell Bog is the best time for wildlife when the bog comes alive with flowers, insects and birds.

This Castleconnell Slí na Sláinte begins at the Ferry Car Park beside the playground and continues for 3.8km, bringing you back to your starting point via the castle ruin.

Fly fishing in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.


A beautiful location on the River Shannon, Castleconnell is about 10 kms north east of Limerick City and tidal water, and is one of the most prestigious Salmon Fisheries in Ireland. 

Visit the Kingfisher Angling Club at PJ Guerins Pub, which also doubles as the tourist information point in Castleconnell, for local fishing information and to purchase salmon and trout licenses and permits.

The Castle Oaks Hotel also offers salmon fishing holidays. All arrangements made, including licenses, daily permits and guides. The hotels location offers visitors an unrivalled opportunity to indulge in some of the best Salmon Fishing in Ireland.

Music and Dancing

Come along and enjoy a weekly traditional seisiún which takes place in PJ Guerins Pub or Bradshaw's Bar resident Ukulele group, BUGS, meet to play together every Wednesday night. Nicole Sweeney Dance Studio provides classes for girls and boys aged 3 - 18 years, as well as adult fitness classes.

Limerick Kayak Club


There are regular beginner and improver river trips on a Grade 2 stretch of the River Shannon as it passes through the village of Castleconnell. Limerick Kayak and Canoe Club also have club trips every Sunday. The junior section operates from March to October each year, with weekly evening sessions and some weekend trips.

Foot Golf

Located close to Castleconnell village, Limerick Foot Golf is the perfect activity for friends and family of all ages!

Castleconnell Playground

Set beside the Shannon River, this is a lovely playground with two interconnected areas for toddlers and older children.

Fairy Woods

If you go down to the woods today you will be in for a fairy big surprise! After the boys and girls are finished having fun playing on the swings and slides why not take a nice stroll along the river path and see if you can find the fairy village.

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