Wild Atlantic Way

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The Wild Atlantic Way (or Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin in Irish) is a tourism trail on the west coast of Ireland. The 2,500 km (1553 miles) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula to Kinsale, County Cork, on the Celtic Sea coast.Along the route there are places and attractions which have been designated as points of interest for tourists and travellers alike.

 

 

Historical Limerick City

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Limerick (Luimneach in Irish) is the nearest city to Curraghchase. It is also located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. The city lies on the River Shannon, with the historic core of the city located on King's Island, which is bounded by the Shannon and the Abbey River. Limerick is also located at the head of the Shannon Estuary where the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

There are many wonderful attractions to visit within the City. The World Famous 13th Century Riverside Fortress King John's Castle is must see for all to visitors to Limerick. Also the stunning architecture of the city's Catherals, St. Marys and St. Johns. There are also several museums to visit, Limerick City Museum and the Hunt museum to name a few. And if your into sports, Thomond Park and Muesum, Home of the famous Munster Rugby team is also well worth a visit. Limerick has many other attractions that offer something to suit all tastes.

 

 

Adare Village & Heritage Centre

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Adare village is an architectural wealth of scenic beauty. The main street is punctuated with beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries, ruins and a picturesque village park. The streets are lined with the original thatched cottages which were built in the 1820’s by Lord Dunraven. Some of these cottages have changed use and are now restaurants, fashion boutiques and arts and crafts shops.

The Heritage Centre, located in the heart of the village, offers an exciting mix of Shopping, Dining and historical Discovery for all visitors.

 

 

Foynes Port & Flying Boat Museum

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Foynes (Faing in Irish) is a beautiful village and sea port in County Limerick, located at the edge of hilly land on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary. Foynes is famous for many reasons but mostly for it's use as a transatlantic airport and it's flying boats which made it on of the biggest civilian airports in Europe during World War II. Today, the Flying Boat Museum offers a wonderful insight to this time, and is dedicated to preserving and telling the story of the pioneering days of aviation and passenger travel across the North Atlantic aswell as the story of the creation of Irish Coffee, and the rich maritime history of the River Shannon and the Port of Foynes.

 

 

Lough Gur & Heritage Centre

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Lough Gur (Irish: Loch Gair) is a lake in County Limerick, Ireland between the towns of Herbertstown and Bruff. The lake forms a horseshoe shape at the base of Knockadoon Hill and some rugged elevated countryside. It is one of Ireland's most important archaeological sites. Humans have lived near Lough Gur since about 3000 BC and there are numerous megalithic remains there.A visitors centre is open beside Lough Gur, along with a car park and picnic area for visitors to enjoy.

 

 

Local Activities

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Kilcornan Karting offers the ultimate karting experience available in Ireland. Based just outside the main entrance to Curraghchase on the N69, you can take a quick 15 minute "arrive and drive" session or the full Grand Prix. The track is well recognised on the Irish Karting Circuit and has been host to many All Ireland finals over the years, offering an excellent challenge to beginner and expert alike.

Open from 11.00am to 7.30pm, seven days a week. For more informtaion visit the website at www.limerickkarting.com

 

 

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Stonehall Visitor Farm is a must for all visitors. Located in a tranquil and beautiful rural setting in Co. Limerick. Stonehall farm allows the visitors to experience first hand, the enjoyment and fun of a wide variety of animals in a secure and pleasant setting.

Come visit us at Stonehall Pet farm whether you are a family looking for a day out with a difference or a tour group looking to learn something new about a wide range of domestic and rare breed animals.

The pet farm at Stonehall is suitable for all ages to visit and is assured to be an enjoyable and educational activity.

Opening Times : Apr/May/June/Sept/Oct - open Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 6pm and for July & August - open 7 days a week from 11am to 6pm. For more information visit the website at www.stonehallvisitorfarm.ie