Enjoy the River Shannon in Limerick

  • River Shannon in Limerick Pic Eoghan Lyons
The River Shannon in Limerick. (Pic: Eoghan Lyons)

Named after the Celtic goddess Sionna, the River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland at over 350km. The river flows generally southwards from its source in County Cavan before turning west and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean through the Shannon Estuary. Limerick City stands at the point where the river water meets the seawater of the estuary.

The River Shannon has always been an important waterway, closely bound with our social, cultural, military, economic and political history. Today, the river is a source of enjoyment for many, with an abundance of activities to choose from, both on and off the water.

Whether you like walking or running along the riverside, meeting friends for food or a drink in one of the cafés or restaurants while enjoying spectacular views of the Shannon, relaxing with a picnic in a quiet spot, or availing of one of the many water based activities, either as part of a club or a family day out, the River Shannon has something for everyone.

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Treaty Stone Limerick. Photo Piotr Machowczyk