River Shannon

The longest river in Ireland.

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Doolin Village
Known as a gateway to the ancient sites on the Aran Islands, Doolin village is a natural beauty.
The Burren Region
The Burren is a region of great environmental interest, showcasing limestone, lakes, and cliffs.
Bunratty Castle
A large 15th century tower house situated in County Clare.
Tullamore Distillery
It's an Irish whiskey distillery built by William Grant & Sons & officially opened in September 2014. It is the first new distillery constructed on a greenfield site in Ireland in over 100 years
Kilbeggan Distillery
Founded in 1757 is the oldest licensed distillery of its kind in Ireland.
Athlone is a historic town, located right in the centre of Ireland and built on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. Walking around feels like every building has a story, from the 12th-century castle to the 17th-century barracks & the 19th-century workhouse, a remnant from Famine-era Ireland.

Related Tours

Private Excursion to the Cliffs of Moher
This private day tour from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher is a must-see for those venturing outside Dublin. See the stunning west coast, and the picturesque jewel in Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, standing over 600 feet above the Atlantic.

  • Meet your driver-guide at your hotel.
  • Travel across the Wild Atlantic Way, towards the Cliffs of Moher.
  • Pass through Limerick city and the famous River Shannon en route. 
  • Snap pictures of the 15th century Bunratty Castle.
  • Enjoy your time at the Cliffs of Moher, including the Cliff Edge visitor experience.
  • Stop off at Doolin village for some lunch (not included in price).
  • Explore the Burren Region, famous for its flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive back to your hotel.
Your route takes you down past Limerick city and the famous River Shannon, via the 15th Century Bunratty Castle and straight over to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. This drive takes 4 hours with a small refreshment stop en route, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the Cliff Visitor Centre before strolling along the towering cliffs themselves. After your visit to the Cliffs, you will continue along the coast to the famous traditional music village of Doolin for some lunch.

After lunch, your tour will take you through parts of the Burren region, which is considered unique for its limestone. This region is famous for its flora and fauna and boasts many artisan food producers and interesting sights along the way. Return via Dunguaire Castle in County Galway before crossing back over the Irish midlands to Dublin for the end of your tour. 
Private Whiskey Distillery Excursion
Spend a day sampling some of the finest whisky on this distillery tour! 

  • Meet your driver-guide at your hotel in the morning 
  • Venture to the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland and to the River Shannon 
  • Your first stop will be to Kilbeggan Distillery for a whiskey distillery tour
  • Next, travel west to Lough Ree, and enjoy a pub lunch (food not included in price)
  • Immerse yourself in the historical town of Athlone 
  • Visit the one of the oldest working pubs, Sean's Bar 
  • Return eastwards to Tullamore 
  • Spend time at Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery for a whiskey distillery tour
  • Be dropped off safely at your hotel upon your return to Dublin
After a leisurely breakfast your driver-guide will meet you at your hotel at 08.30hrs and bring you on a full day tour (9/10 hours) to the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland and to the river Shannon. Travelling into the centre of Ireland, your first stop will be to Kilbeggan Distillery for a guided tour. Kilbeggan Distillery produces Lockes Whiskey which has been on this site for a few centuries and boasts old machinery and traditions as you see the whiskey making process in full. 

Your route takes you a little further west to Lough Ree and a nice pub lunch in the sleepy little village of Glasson. After lunch, you will be brought into the historical town of Athlone where you can drop into Ireland's and possibly the oldest working pub in the world, 'Sean's Bar', which dates back to 901AD. Sean's Bar now boasts its own whiskey and you will learn a little about Lough Ree and its connection to the origins of whiskey making.  Passing by Athlone Castle and the River Shannon, you will return eastwards to Tullamore. 

Finally, you will visit the Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery. Enjoy a guided tour of this distillery and sample some whisky before returning to your hotel. 


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