Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan unveiled the route for the Shannon Estuary Drive - the first in what is hoped to be a series of drives which will be
developed by Failte Ireland in collaboration with local stakeholders to encourage visitors to discover the variety of inland visitor experiences as they travel along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Pictured are Minister O Donovan with Fiona Monaghan, Failte Ireland.
The announcement took place in Glin, Co Limerick and welcoming the initiative to broaden visitor activity in the Mid-West, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and Limerick County T.D. Patrick O’Donovan said -
“As the Wild Atlantic Way continues to grow, we can now start to develop additional experiences for visitors to enjoy and, through initiatives like this, we can start to develop tourism activity which ensures a greater spread of visitors across the West of Ireland.”
A new visitor friendly map of the Shannon Estuary route has now been designed and printed to promote the locality’s key visitor experiences, attractions, towns and villages. The map is now ready for distribution to local businesses and tourist information offices for the 2017 summer season. The map will also be available in key accommodation hubs and all major attractions along the route and will be published on www.wildatlanticway.com
The Shannon Estuary drive is a looped route of approximately 207km (135 miles) and incorporates Limerick City,Kilcornan,Askeaton,Foynes,, Tarbert, Killimer, Labasheeda, Killadysert, Ballynacally, Clarecastle, Ennis, Bunratty.