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Area: 22,844 square kilometres ( 8,923 square miles) approx.
Population: 746,774 (1991 census)
Average Density (inc. Urban areas): 33 persons per sq. Km.
Elevation: Highest - Galtymore, Co. Tipperary, 2987ft.

West Coast 4 Day Driving Tour

The Shannon

  • COUNTY CLARE Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Ennis, Kilkee, Killaloe, Kilrush, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Shannon, Shannon Airport, The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher.

  • COUNTY LEITRIM Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Ballinamore, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dromond, Drumshambo, Manorhamilton, Mohill.

  • COUNTY LIMERICK Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Limerick City, Adare, Foynes, Newcastle West, Rathkeale.

  • COUNTY LONGFORD Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Ballymahon, Edgeworthstown, Granard, Lanesborough, Longford.

  • COUNTY OFFALY Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Banagher, Birr, Edenderry, Shannon Harbour, Shannonbridge, Tullamore.

  • COUNTY ROSCOMMON Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Boyle, Castlerea, Roscommon, Stokestown.

  • COUNTY TIPPERARY Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Caher, Carrick-on-Suir, Cashel, Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Thurles, Tipperary.

  • COUNTY WESTMEATH Includes the following Towns / Locations:
    Athlone, Castlepollard, Kilbeggan, Kinnegad, Moate, Mullingar.

Site Index

The Shannon is the longest river in the British Isles and is navigable along almost its entire length. There are 3 lakes directly on the Shannon and it is linked by canal to the lakes of the Erne Valley, in Northern Ireland. The Royal and Grand Canals link the Shannon to Dublin and the Grand Canal also joins the River Barrow which meets the sea on the South Coast at Waterford. The River Barrow also joins the Nore and Suir Rivers (The Three Sisters) which are also navigable along a great deal of their length. In all there are hundreds of miles of rivers, lakes and canals to explore, covering a great part of the countryside of Ireland. Boats from simple pleasure craft to luxuriously equipped cruisers and barges can be hired at many of the "riverports" along both the Shannon and the canals. Come and explore the largest series of European waterways (used by pleasure craft only) in one of the most beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt regions of the world, where you will receive a "Hundred Thousand Welcomes" --- Cead Mile Failte go hEireann

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