Over 100 fun things to do and see; from folk parks, caves, museums, sea-life centres, historic train rides, pet farms, dolphin watching, island hopping and riverboat trips.
Traditional Irish nights
The Corn Barn in Bunratty Folk Park is the setting for nightly, Irish entertainment of music, song and dance, over a traditional Irish supper, during the summer season. Many pubs in the Region are also famous for traditional Irish music sessions. www.shannonheritage.com
Enjoy an evening of feasting and merriment in the medieval splendour of this beautifully restored 15th century castle. Be entertained in song by the world-famous ‘Ladies of the Castle’ and the ‘Castle’s Butler’, in their period costumes, to the accompaniment of enchanting music of harp and violin. Knappogue and Dunguaire Castles are also home to medieval banquets. www.shannonheritage.com Limerick: Sports city
A city with a passion for sport has an array of the most modern, purpose-built facilities for all sports, at the Arena in the university grounds. A wide choice of great sporting occasions can be enjoyed throughout the year including the exhilaration of horse racing, greyhound racing and rugby - for which the city has a proud tradition. www.DiscoverIreland.ie/ShannonRegion
Where to eat?
A definite highlight of a visit to the Shannon Region is the opportunity to discover a whole new dining experience where the richness of our farming heritage and sea fishing tradition can be enjoyed in a wide variety of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets.
Apart from the popularity of high street shopping, old-fashioned village shops charm visitors with options that are differenent, antique shops with everything and anything old in disarray, and craft shops where Irish culture finds expression, provide unique gift ideas.
A modern theatre in the town of Ennis, dedicated to imaginatively advancing the development of Irish music, song and dance. The centre stages nighttime performances by top artists throughout the year. www.glor.ie