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Shannon Heritage endeavour to preserve our culture and heritage, traditions and customs, castles and places of history for future generations to enjoy. Our attractions bring visitors into the magic and mystery of the Prehistoric, Celtic, Viking, Anglo-Norman and native Irish communities starting 5000 years ago and continuing to the present day.
Charming villages like Doolin, Fanore and Ennistymon are famed for their traditional music sessions. Clare is an ideal destination for those in search of the outdoors; sea, lake and river fishing, walking and cycling and of course golfing are all popular activities in the county. Clares principal town is Ennis, a busy market centre on the River Fergus. Its famous narrow streets are dotted with a host of unusual shops, bars and restaurants. Ennis is regarded as the heartland of Irish music. Bunratty Castle, was built in 1425 by the Earl of Thomond. Following his tradition of hospitality, the world renowned Bunratty Medieval Banquet is held twice nightly throughout the year.
Limerick City is magnificently sited on one of Europes finest rivers, the Lordly Shannon, where its fresh waters meet the salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Its history stretches back 800 years. As capital of Irelands Shannon Region Limerick is the ideal centre from which to explore it all. Limerick County is the postcard image of rural Ireland with numerous villages and towns. For deversity of activity, coast to mountain, County Limerick is a much un-discovered treasure. A bustling, vibrant and exciting destination, Limerick is packed with excellent shops, wonderful restaurants and some enjoyably indulgent accommodation and makes a great base for exploring the excellent surrounding sights.