Place Shannon

Shannon or Shannon Town , named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. It was given town status on 1 January 1982. The town is located just off the N19 road, a spur of the N18/M18 road between Limerick and Ennis. It is the location of Shannon Airport, an international airport serving the Clare/Limerick region in the west of Ireland.

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Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

Discover Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur in Limerick, Ireland: The largest stone circle in Ireland.

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Bridges of Ross

Discover Bridges of Ross in Ross, Ireland: This natural sea arch highlights Ireland's rugged coastal beauty.

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The Enchanting Ruins of An Abandoned, Medieval Irish Town

Rindoon has slept undisturbed for centuries.

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George Boole’s Home in Cork, Ireland

Discover Boole House in Cork, Ireland: An important landmark in the history of algebraic logic.

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Hore Abbey

Discover Hore Abbey in Cashel, Ireland: The ruins of a medieval monastery named after a type of tree.

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Ardnacrusha Power Station

Discover Ardnacrusha Power Station in Ballykeelaun, Ireland: At the time of its construction, this hydroelectric power plant was the largest in the world.

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Thoor Ballylee

Discover Thoor Ballylee in Galway, Ireland: This 14th century tower house was once the home of Irish poet W.B. Yeats.

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Moor Abbey

Discover Moor Abbey in Riverview, Ireland: The remains of a 13th-century Franciscan friary have survived multiple attempts at destruction, most recently in 1921.

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Tyrone House

Discover Tyrone House in Stradbally West, Ireland: The remains of a majestic house that was once stood in the crosshairs of the Irish Republican Army.

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Abandoned Menlo Castle

Discover Abandoned Menlo Castle in Galway, Ireland: A moody and picturesque riverside ruin overgrown with vegetation.

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Teampall Bheanáin

Discover Teampall Bheanáin in Killeany, Ireland: A diminutive, thousand-year-old church believed to be the smallest in Ireland.

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‘The Colleen Bawn’ Bust

Discover 'The Colleen Bawn' Bust in Tiervarna, Ireland: A monument to a 19th-century Irish woman whose murder inspired several literary works.

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Birr Castle Box Hedge

Discover Birr Castle Box Hedge in Offaly, Ireland: The world's tallest box hedge is found in a delightful garden.

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Fishery Watchtower Museum

Discover Fishery Watchtower Museum in Galway City, Ireland: Originally built to monitor fishing, this Victorian tower now educates visitors about the local salmon industry.

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Athenry Dominican Priory

Discover Athenry Dominican Priory in Athenry, Ireland: Ruins battered by centuries of war and disaster offer a wondrous glimpse of medieval Ireland.

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Conger Bread

Discover Conger Bread in Galway, Ireland: After a traumatic encounter with a six-foot eel, one Galway baker started making a daily loaf of sourdough in its shape.

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O’Brien’s Castle

Discover O'Brien's Castle in Inisheer, Ireland: These moss-covered medieval ruins tower atop the smallest of Ireland's Aran Islands.

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Punishment Book at Jameson Distillery


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Me Little Brudder Memorial

Discover Me Little Brudder Memorial in Creeragh, Ireland: A small memorial commemorates a man who died at Kilkee Cliffs.

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The Autograph Tree

Discover The Autograph Tree in Ireland: This Copper beech tree nestled on a nature reserve is host to a bevy of autographs from Irish literary icons.

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The Devil’s Bit

Discover The Devil’s Bit in Glenreagh, Ireland: It's said this geological anomaly was caused when the Devil took a bite out of the Irish mountainside.

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Áras na nGael

Discover Áras na nGael in Galway, Ireland: At this cozy bar tucked down a hidden Galway backroad, Guinness makes the Gaelic come out.

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Gap of Dunloe

Discover Gap of Dunloe in Dunloe Upper, Ireland: Traveling this mountain pass reveals quaint stone buildings, stunning Irish scenery, and a bridge said to grant wishes.

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The Island of Inishmaan

Discover The Island of Inishmaan in Inishmaan, Ireland: Certain traditions prevail on the least-visited island of the Aran Islands.

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Alpacas of Curraghduff Farms

Discover Alpacas of Curraghduff Farms in Oughterard, Ireland: Fluffy and friendly alpacas nestled against the border of the beautiful Connemara region.

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‘Kindred Spirits’ Sculpture

Discover 'Kindred Spirits' Sculpture in Cork, Ireland: A tribute to the incredible generosity the Choctaw Nation showed the Irish people during the Great Famine.

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Knocknakilla Stone Circle

Discover Knocknakilla Stone Circle in Cork, Ireland: Just another ancient, mysterious Irish stone circle.

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Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Discover Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance in Kinsale, Ireland: This memorial was created by an Irish nurse who lived in New York City during 9/11.

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Cathair Crobh Dearg

Discover Cathair Crobh Dearg in Kerry, Ireland: An important pilgrimage site for pagans and early Christians, named for a Celtic goddess-turned-saint.

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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Discover Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, Ireland: The world's only flying boat museum honors a small Irish village that sent 20th-century aviation to new heights.

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Darby’s Bed

Discover Darby's Bed in Snugborough, Ireland: A Neolithic passage tomb said to have sheltered two legendary Irish lovers.