Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Built in 1425, the restored castle is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Within its grounds is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century Irish village life-style, traditions and environment are faithfully recreated. www.shannonheritage.com

The Michael Cusack Centre

The Gaelic Games of hurling and football are known around the Globe. Michael Cusack (1847/1906) founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association was born in Carron Co. Clare and is here to day that you will find the Michael Cusack Centre. A treasure chest of living history. www.michaelcusack.ie

King John’s Castle

This 13th century castle, which dominates the medieval quarter of Limerick City, has been excavated, restored and opened to reveal its Viking foundations - the fabric of the great fortress itself. An interpretative centre provides an absorbing glimpse into the City’s turbulent times,  rich heritage and ancient past. www.shannonheritage.com

Craggaunowen - the living past

Award-winning visitor attraction, set on 50 acres, interprets Ireland’s prehistoric and early Christian past. Life-size reconstructions in beautiful surroundings, based on archaeologists discoveries, show how our ancestors lived. www.shannonheritage.com


One of the most celebrated of Ireland’s holy places is situated ‘in a quiet, watered land’ on the banks of the River Shannon. This monastic city, founded by St. Ciaran in 548, is still a magnificent ecclesiastical site. www.heritageireland.ie