The Shannon Estuary

Kilkee to Tralee

The mouth of the Shannon – Ireland's longest river – is home to many species of animals. For example dolphins live and procreate here on a permanent basis.

People also used to live in the middle of the Shannon Estuary on Scattery Island to be exact. Ferries run from Kilrush to the island. There are ruins of a monastery, a well preserved round tower, a garrison and an abandoned settlement to be found on the island.

There is also a ferry that crosses the Shannon Estuary and brings you on to the Wild Atlantic Way along the wonderful coast of North Kerry near Ballybunion – a popular holiday town with sheer cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches.

Shannon Estuary Highlights

Kilkee Cliffs
Aillte Cill Chaoi
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Loop Head Peninsula
Ceann Léime
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Bridges Of Ross
Droichead na Rossan
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Loop Head
Ceann Léime
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Carrigaholt
Carraig an Chabhaltaigh
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Scattery Island
Inis Cathaigh
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Carrigafoyle Castle
Carraig an Phoill
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Bromore Cliffs
Bru Mhor
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Ballybunion
Baile an Bhuinneánaigh
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Fenit Beach
An Fhianait
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