The Shannon Estuary Way Community
The Shannon Estuary Way is a new tourist destination with a deep history and rich heritage and culture covering a 207km area and connecting the counties of Limerick, Clare and Kerry.
Discover the Shannon Estuary Way and the picturesque towns and villages along the route. Learn about how these fertile lands and the Estuary islands have been farmed for generations. Explore the Estuary waters that have inspired centuries of worship and the building of many churches and abbeys that flank its shores.
Be amazed by the stories of battle and how the land has been defended by its locals for centuries through its several castles and batteries dotted along the way. Visit the tidal waters of the Estuary where dolphins breed all year round.
Get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in nature and its buzzing biodiversity. Disconnect by its tranquil waters and unspoiled scenic landscape and meet the locals whose lives have been shaped by the Estuary for years. Find your adventure and start your journey today.
What Area Does it Cover?
The Shannon Estuary Way is a new loop drive off the Wild Atlantic Way and was launched by Fáilte Ireland in 2019. Experience the Shannon Estuary Way and receive a great welcome from the towns along the way.
The Shannon Estuary Way can be subdivided into six areas as follows:
The Shannon Estuary Way Communities
Askeaton, Co. Limerick
Explore the 'Waterfall of the Géitiní'
Ballynacally, Co. Clare
Explore the 'Nun's Land'
Clarecastle, Co. Clare
The Wooden Bridge fording
the Two Weirs
Clarina, Co. Limerick
Where the River Maigue meets
the Shannon Estuary
Glin, Co. Limerick
The home of The Knights of Glin
Kildysart, Co. Clare
The 12th Century hermitage
Kilrush, Co. Clare
The Meeting of the Wild Atlantic Way
Labasheeda, Co. Clare
Relax in the 'Bed of Silk'
Loughill, Co. Limerick
The home of
Shannon, Co. Clare
A hidden jewel on the
Shannon Estuary Way