The Shannon Estuary is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with its island and cliff coasts, wildlife and dolphins. Feel the fresh air on your face and the freedom of the great outdoors. Explore the hidden coves and sea stacks at Bromore and Ballybunion Cliffs with West Coast RIB Adventures based in Kilrush, County Clare. Soak up the sights as you get up close and personal with this beautiful stretch of the Shannon River.
The Estuary is a designated Marine Area of Conservation and features a rich diversity of wildlife habitats and is home to Ireland's only resident group of bottlenose dolphins, one of only six in Europe. Enjoy panoramic views of the rivers islands and coastal features, with its lighthouses, artillery batteries and the imposing round tower on Scattery Island.
- Admire the sights of the local islands of Hog and Scattery.
- Enjoy the array of wildlife, including seals, dolphins, gulls and gannets.
- The Shannon Estuary is home to Ireland’s only resident group of bottlenose dolphins.