Shannon Region

Surrounded by beauty and culture, imagine living here.

Located on Ireland’s stunning west coast, within minutes of leaving your office you could be playing golf on some of the world’s top quality courses, ripping it up on a world-class surfing wave or setting off with your family to enjoy the views from the peak of a rugged mountain.

“We are delighted to have led our global expansion from our Shannon base. Into the future, we are firmly committed to Shannon because of the talent and skills of the people, the mix of top-class businesses and support structures, and the great lifestyle the region affords.”

International Aerospace Coatings (IAC)

Education Facilities

Home to two prestigious universities and distinguished technical colleges:

The University of Limerick
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
Institute Technology, Tralee
NUI Galway
GMIT ( Galway Mayo Institute of Technology)

Golfer’s Paradise

Home to several of the world’s finest golf courses and best known premium championship venues designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr, Alister MacKenzie and Greg Norman which welcome thousands of golfers every year. With over 30 courses within a short drive of Shannon Airport, we are envied worldwide for our geographic position.

Some of the most famous courses are here:


Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is a windsurfing and surfing playground. People come all over Europe, and indeed the world, to surf the Atlantic waves.

Of course, all water sports are well catered for here, including:

Music & Entertainment

From traditional to rock, music is alive in the west of Ireland.
Music has long been at the heart of Irish culture. There is scarcely a village or street in Ireland without a musical pub or venue and this is as true today as it has always been.

The difference today is there are also a number of large venues in the Shannon Region that play host to major international acts, so it’s not all about cosy traditional pub ‘sessions’. To see what’s on in the area over the next few weeks, search the Discover Ireland website.


The Atlantic coast and the sheltered waters of the Shannon Estuary offer excellent fishing from the shore and at sea. The River Shannon, the longest river in the British Isles, flows through the heart of the region, the great lake Lough Derg and other lakes and tributaries bringing you all the angling choices you could want.

Tourist Attractions

There’s so much to see and do here.

Getting to the Shannon Region and the West of Ireland is easy, thanks to Shannon Airport and regular rail services from all over Ireland and tourism here is highly developed. You know about the stunning scenery and the majestic Shannon River, the phenomenal Cliffs of Moher and the ancient Bunratty Castle.

But you may not have heard about some of the other attractions here: The Burren is a unique limestone pavement landscape and is often described as Europe’s largest rock garden which has to be seen to be believed. The Hunt Museum in Limerick houses one of the country’s most important art collections while the mills and thatched cottages of Limerick’s towns and the artists and craft workers of County Clare are living history. So go ahead and start planning your next visit and don’t miss our heritage attractions available in Shannon.


The Shannon Region’s highly developed infrastructure.

The Shannon Region has a highly developed infrastructure. Every day there are dozens of flights in and out of Shannon Airport to Britain, continental Europe and transatlantic flights to North America. Ireland’s railway network will take you all over the island while the M7 is a high quality motorway connecting Dublin and Limerick. The N18/M18 including the Limerick Tunnel provides a complete bypass of Limerick and improved access to Shannon, Ennis and Galway and the N20/M20 road/motorway provides access to Cork and Kerry.

There are bus services providing connectivity with every town in Ireland. Of course, there is also a choice of mobile phone service providers and high-speed Internet companies to choose from.

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