The River Shannon in Limerick has a variety of riverside routes for you to explore on foot. So whether you are a visitor or a local, you're sure to enjoy going for a run or ambling along at your own pace, taking in the medieval marvels or all that nature has to offer.
The Three Bridges
Beginning at Arthur's Quay Park The Three Bridges is a 3.6km looped walk following a stunning route along the banks of the River Shannon, through the historic Medieval Englishtown and along the city’s scenic riverside boardwalks. If time is of the essence The Three Bridges route is an excellent way to get a sense of the city.
Neil Cusack Olympic Trail
Named after the only Irish athlete to have won the Boston Marathon, the Neil Cusack Olympic 2.6km trail, Condell Road is extremely popular with local runners and walkers alike (why not stop off along the way to enjoy the view from nearby Barrington’s Pier).
One of the most scenic trails in Limerick City, this 3.25km shared walkway/cycleway weaves its way through a special area of conservation along the River Shannon from the City Centre to the University of Limerick campus. The route also boasts a range of outdoor fitness equipment for all to enjoy!
Starting at Lock Quay on Clare Street, this 3.2km scenic shared walking and cycling facility, running parallel to the River Shannon through the historic Shannon Fields, honours Limerick Olympian and World Cross Country Champion Michael O’Shea. Exercise stations are available along the route.
Westfield's Westlands are located on the northern bank of the River Shannon, close to Shannon Bridge and a fifteen minute walk to Limerick City Centre. In Westfields there is a variety of wildlife and they have become very accustomed to people frequenting the area, allowing people to see the ducks and swans close up. A delight for young children with their families (The area covers Westfield's Wetlands, wildflower meadow, riverside walk and the Ted Russell Park for a relaxing walk or a picnic).
Following the banks of the River Shannon in Castleconnell there are splendid views of the river with its weirs and small islands. The lazy flow of the river is enhanced by birdsong, and the smell of wild flowers and pleasant atmosphere makes this a place to visit regularly.
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