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The Shannon Estuary Way is a spectacular, unspoiled riverside destination off the Wild Atlantic Way. The river connects Counties Clare, Limerick and Kerry. This new 207km looped drive will bring you through all three counties in one day, offering many activities and experiences.

Along the Shannon Estuary Way drive, you will find yourself passing through delightful towns and pretty villages. Stop off for a chance to meet the locals whose lives and places have been shaped by the great river.

This is a place full of stories and storytellers, and perhaps ones you haven't heard before. The driving route winds its way through stunning and changing landscapes and river vistas, offering everything from medieval heritage to outdoor adventure and family fun along the way.

The estuary is home to dolphins that live there all year round. Look for them on the ferry ride between Killimer in County Clare and Tarbert in County Kerry.

The Shannon Estuary Way is full of hidden gems to explore.

Why we like it
  • A one day looped drive that takes you through Counties Clare, Limerick and Kerry on a road less travelled.
  • Enjoy unspoiled scenery and changing landscapes with many opportunities to engage with the locals in the pretty villages along the way.
  • The ferry gives you a chance to view the dolphins that live in the estuary year round.
Dog friendly
Family friendly
Free car parking
Free to visit
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Contact details
Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 1 day here.

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