Nature and some of the world’s top course designers have conspired to create 25 superb golf courses, including the world class golf links at Lahinch and Doonbeg, and many other championship courses that weave a rich tapestry through rolling parkland. www.DiscoverIreland.ie/ShannonRegion
On foot or by bike is the best way to explore and fully absorb the beauty of the Region. This widely contrasting countryside is criss-crossed with byways, forest paths, nature trails, country lanes and minor roads, all leading to splendid isolation in the most beautiful parts of the country. www.ShannonRegionTrails.ie
State-of-the-art riding centres with wide-ranging facilities are located in the most scenic parts and offer riding on varying terrain; from forest trails, mountain paths and rolling pasturelands to country lanes and sandy beaches, and everyone is welcome. www.ShannonRegionTrails.ie
The essence of great angling is the pursuit of native fish in wild places, and if the thought of fishing for hard-fighting, wild salmon, trout, pike and coarse fish, or the lure of the deep sea, appeals to you, then a great adventure awaits. www.DiscoverIreland.ie/ShannonRegion
Harbours and marinas in towns and villages by the seaside and on lakeshores welcome all kinds of watersports enthusiasts. Boats of all kinds are available for hire. Sub-aqua, surfing, yachting and canoeists are catered for at many centres. www.ShannonRegionTrails.ie
The River Shannon and its largest lake, Lough Derg, form one of Europe’s finest waterways. These island studded waters offer hundreds of kilometres of sanctuary in comfortable cabin cruisers, and with great angling, rich flora and fauna, historic sites, picturesque towns and villages along the way. www.DiscoverIreland.ie/ShannonRegion
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