River Shannon & Lakelands

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River Shannon & Lakelands

The Lakelands is a region consisting of 12 counties--Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath, Offaly, Tipperary, Galway, Clare, Limerick, and Kerry--connected by approx. 380km of River Shannon.

The Region & Getting Around

The Lakelands is a region of island-dotted lakes, riverside restaurants, and majestic castles. Wander off-the-beaten track to experience nature up close. In the Upper Lakelands, drumlin-strewn landscapes, forest walks, and bustling market towns are nestled among a multitude of rivers and a string of 400 lakes, including Lough Key and Lough Allen. In the Lower Lakelands, Lough Derg (known as ‘Ireland’s Pleasure Lake’), surrounded by rolling farmland and wooded hillsides, encompasses 32,000 acres of spectacular waterway, the perfect backdrop for a water sport adventure.


The region around River Shannon features events nearly all year long. To experience the lively festival culture, plan your stay to include overnights in hosting villages and towns.


The Lakelands is a place for adventurers, with numerous providers offering thrilling, as well as a few relaxing, activities.

Do & See

The River Shannon and the Lakelands is a large region, taking in bountiful countryside as well as several towns.


The region around River Shannon and the Lakelands boasts lovely little cafes in even lovelier little villages and towns. Expect homemade goods and drinks to warm you up after a long day's sightseeing.

Bars & Nightlife

Experience the lively pub culture of Ireland. Start your evening with a good pint of local beer and see where the night takes you.


While travelling the beautiful region of River Shannon and the Lakelands, you will not only pass stunning scenery and picturesque villages but also small towns brimming with unique souvenirs and gifts.

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