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Shannon Travel Guide, Ireland

Shannon, Ireland - Overview: On The Road Of Development And Prosperity  

Shannon town is a newborn town of Ireland. It was given the town status only in the year 1982 and is one of the few planned towns in Ireland. The Shannon Region covers the counties of Clare, South Offaly, Limerick, North Tipperary and North Kerry, which is quite significant.

Art & Architecture of medieval Shannon

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park the Castle is the most authentic ancient fortress of Ireland. It contains mainly fifteenth and sixteenth century tapestries, works of art and furnishings, which attracted the mood of these times. King John’s Castle is a 13th century monument located on the ‘King’s Island’ in the hub of old Limerick City. The Craggaunowen Castle was built at 1550 the castle was rebuild in the year 1965. These Castles are classic examples of the traditional Irish architecture and reveal the values and tradition of people in the medieval period.

Culture & Things to do in Shannon

The other major tourist attractions and the must see of Shannon are the Horse riding adventures in the Tipperary Mountain trekking center. The Killaloe Heritage Center in County Clare is the site of the Brian Boru museum, which is known for displaying the age-old culture of the city. Life is celebrated by hundreds of festivals in Shannon Region. The tourists take joy by participating in the festivals on this land. Shannon also offers a wide variety of fine-dining restaurants, casual restaurants and pubs along with excellent cuisine.

Shopping forms one of the top culture followed in Shannon. It is a perfect way for locales to enjoy your day in the city. Shannon has big shopping malls like the “Sky Court”. Tourist must surely shop from the various craft shops available at Shannon to bring back the Irish memories to their place.


Tourism is one of the major revenue generating sectors in the town. Shannon is a rapidly growing town with Shannon Free Zone to attract investors for creating business parks and generating employment to the town’s people.


The recently built Shannon airport (with effect from 2004) has attracted a lot of tourists to the city. You can reach this town by railways or even by sea, if you choose for an adventurous journey. Cruise ships of Shannon are one of the major attractions for tourists. The River Shannon is the longest river of Ireland about 240 miles.

Shannon is sure on the right track to catch the road of development and prosperity.

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