Route and directions

Below is information about key locations on the drive that can help structure your route. The route can be travelled in any direction. These are intended as a guide only and the route should be travelled in conjunction with a good road map of Ireland.

For convenience the  route is divided into four sections based around the three major lakes and the estuary. Click below for more detailed route information.

Shannon Pot to Carrick-on-Shannon (includes Lough Allen)

Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone (includes Lough Ree)

Athlone to Limerick (includes Lough Derg)

Limerick to Loop Head/Kerry Head (includes the Shannon Estuary)

The Shannon Scenic Drive follows the 360km course of the river, lakes and estuary. With so many attractions and potential routes either side of the waterway the exact route can be tailored to your interests! For more information on accessing and structuring your Scenic Drive check out the practicalities and itineraries pages.

Take your time, take in the scenery and take home amazing memories. What are you waiting for? Start exploring the Shannon Scenic Drive today…

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