Sports & Recreation in Foynes

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Shannon Estuary, Foynes has a lot on offer for the sporting or outdoor enthusiast. 

Foynes sport and recreation

Foynes is well located for a host of sporting activities and varied interests.


Foynes Woodland has some twisty paths to explore that offer fantastic views out over the estuary.

Nearby Curraghchase Forest Park is also ideal for walking with a number of looped way marked trails in the park to suit all visitors.

Glin Castle Demesne Heritage Trails, only a short distance from Foynes, offer a wide variety of spectacular coastal and woodland scenery. There are three trails that may be undertaken as one long walk or three separate walks. The Knights Walk through Glin Castle Demesne, the Knockaranna via the Town Park and pier, and the path along the shore of the Shannon Estuary, vary in length and difficulty.

Fishing on the Shannon Estuary

The estuary has become more popularly known for its great inshore sea angling. Its many sheltered bays are proving an attractive alternative for deep-sea charter boats when bad weather prohibits going out to sea. 

Glin Beach, 12km from Foynes and just off the N69, has ample parking in the lay-by and is good for fishing from the shore.


Founded in 1962, Foynes Yacht Club is situated in a unique and picturesque location on the Shannon Estuary. Racing takes place every Wednesday evening during the summer months and on Sundays in September, as well as some annual weekend events. In all there are just over 130 members.

Other local clubs and activities include GAA, Karate, Rugby and Badminton.

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