County Limerick

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This Wild Atlantic Way route travels from Tarbert to Foynes along the Shannon Estuary Way in County Limerick.

The Shannon Estuary Way

The Shannon Estuary Way is a scenic road that travels alongside the North and South banks of the Shannon Estuary between Kilrush and Tarbert via Limerick. It is presently being developed to attract more tourists as there are some very scenic parts along the road. My house is actually situated on this road but you would not know it was, as the signposting is few and far between.

This route covers the only part of the Wild Atlantic Way that is included on the Shannon Estuary Way, which is the short trip from Tarbert to Foynes.

This part of the route has a significant part which follows the river bank and is a lovely drive.

Limerick on the Wild Atlantic Way

County Limerick is officially included on the Wild Atlantic Way as it does have a Discovery Point in Foynes.

So I have included the short route here, because if you are travelling on the ferry between Tarbert and Killimer, or vice versa, you may want to include this little trip along the Shannon Estuary Way to Foynes.

This journey travels along the South side of the Shannon Estuary on the Shannon Estuary Way and has some great views of the Estuary.

Wild Atlantic Way Route Limerick

Read: How to use the route files in Google Maps, before you download the route files.

Route: Tarbert to Foynes and back. 48 minutes driving, 48km.

Link to: Tarbert to Foynes (Google Route Link with POI’s and descriptions)

The treat when you get to Foynes is a visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which is worth visiting. This is the place where the flying boats left from, carrying the rich and famous to America before WWII.

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The Flying Boat Museum in Foynes

It is also reportedly the birthplace of the original Irish Coffee. The museum has some interesting things to see and you can climb up into the old control tower.

It is a pleasant drive with few points of interest along the way.

Link to: Tarbert to Foynes (Blog Post). Click on this link to read about the Points of Interest along the way.

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Last Updated on October 13, 2023 by Gav

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