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Things to do in River Shannon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“An award winning forest and activity park with both free activities and more challenging paid activities. Please ask your host for more information or search Lough Key Forest Park.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“Very centrally located with a good coffee shop. A great collection of serious antiquities and a nice gift shop”
  • 29 locals recommend
Entertainment
“allow at least an hour to wander through and read all about the history of limerick. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Beautiful mining centre with hosted walks into the mines. Great walks, beautiful scenery and only around 18Km from White Cottage. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Castle
“The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. Explore the visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Children will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time. The Education and Activity Room is bustling with tasks to stimulate curious minds.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're looking for traditional Irish music and dance, this is the place to go.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“Our local castle that’s really worth visiting and that explains the history of Athlone through the ages. Being on the Shannon added hugely to its importance as a location for protection. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fishermen come from near and far to sample the delights of Lough Derg, County Clare for all an Angler needs.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great for food from artisan producers and crafts. Usually only open in Saturdays (food and crafts) and Sunday’s (mostly crafts). Get there before 2pm”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you are going to do a day trip to Athlone, make sure to visit the oldest bar in the world. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Lovely park land walks. Original site of Birr Castle telescope. Museum provide history of castle and telescope. Birr town is well know for its vintage week. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A great programme of events. A small intimate theatre for plays and gigs. A beautiful shop with collections of works by local artists. And a lovely little bar to boot.....Well worth a visit”
  • 13 locals recommend
Non-Profit
“Visit limerick, 140 km from Coolderry lodges. On a Saturday morning the Milk market is a wonderful place to purchase fresh produce and handmade products. Produce on sale from all over the county and beyond. Sit back and relax at the many eatery’s in the city. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Zoo
“This is a great thing to do if your in Sligo. Suitable to adults and family’s and very reasonable.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Relaxed old pub with terrace seating outside and a menu that leans a lot towards fish. Small, intimate, delicious. Strongly recommend your reserve. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Free Family friendly and more advances walking trails in a beautiful forest setting. Park benches and green areas on site ideal for picnics. 25 mins drive from The Calves Field. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

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Museum
“Very centrally located with a good coffee shop. A great collection of serious antiquities and a nice gift shop”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're looking for traditional Irish music and dance, this is the place to go.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“If you are going to do a day trip to Athlone, make sure to visit the oldest bar in the world. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular spot for visitors with good Irish food, outside seating and great views of the lake.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pub-Restaurant with great food all year round and great views of the lake. Enjoy sitting outside in the summertime.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The Oarsman is consistently good. Beautiful old style Irish Pub with top quality food and entertainment. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Local music venue, with traditional irish music everynight, and dinners througout the day (good quality). also easy parking. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Lovely cosy wine bar that serves tapas and Cheese plates. Beautiful setting. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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