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Shannon Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ireland

Because of the Shannon Airport, people living in countries near the Atlantic have an easy access to the town of Shannon. For people who happen to find themselves arriving in this town, many activities and attractions will keep their minds off work and stress during their stay. Enjoying the Shannon Sights is just like having a good time near the closest cities in Ireland like Cork.

Shannon Sights – Landmarks and Historical Sites

Ireland is known for their medieval infrastructures and Shannon is no stranger to these sites. It shelters some of the most wonderful attractions in the country and most of these landmarks are situated next to each other. Going from one site to the other is a breeze.

Bunratty Castle. This castle is known for its authenticity and completeness among all the medieval castles found in Ireland. This was built in 1425 by the Macnamaras. In 1954, the castle was restored. Visitors to this place will find 15th and 16th century furniture, draperies, and artworks. Every night, the fortress becomes a host to the Middle Ages banquets attended by tourists and locals alike.

Bunratty Folk Park. Found on the Bunratty Castle’s grounds is the Bunratty Folk Park. The life during the 1800s is vibrantly reconstructed on this park. It displays more than 30 houses set in a ‘living’ village, in a very rural backdrop. What makes the park more interesting is that people can have a conversation with the characters situated all over the site – from the Woman of the House to the Policeman and Schoolteacher. As tourists wander from one house to another and all over the village, their senses will be immersed in a shower of tastes, sound, scents and sights. Both the young at heart, and old will definitely love the visit on this side of town.

Shannon Sights – Leisure and Recreational Sites

Shannon offers leisure and recreational activities for tourists visiting the place. Visitors can dine and experience the food or they can shop at different shopping centers around Shannon. It also lets tourist enjoy golf and river walks.

Shannon Golf Club. Most golf clubs are exclusive for members. The Shannon Golf Club is one of the few, which allow visitors to avail their facilities and equipment. Tourists are allowed to play golf and eat and drink at the bar and restaurant inside the compound.

Ballycasey Craft Centre. This Centre was opened in 1981 to promote Irish crafts and designs. Its foundation is built on the courtyard of a 19th hundred farmhouse. This place is ideal for everyone who wants to unwind alone or with the family.

Shannon Sights gives tourists the chance to chill out while enjoying and making the most of their time worthwhile. This is indeed one of the places that should be explored by anyone who is thinking of a vacation. They may not be as great as the sights found in Dublin but it still astounds its audience.

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