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Glin Heritage Walking Trails

Glin Heritage Walks offer a wide variety of spectacular coastal and woodland scenery. Glin a picturesque village on the Shannon Estuary , can boast a very rich and varied culture dating back to the early Celtic settlements of the Corbry Clan. Formerly known as Glencorbary, Glin has been the ancestral home to the Knights of Glin since C13th. Descendents of the FitzGeralds of Desmond, the Knight's 'old' and 'new' castles bear witness to our historic past.

Knights Walk :-

Distance : 4KM . Time : 1 hour +  . Difficulty : Moderate .

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Knockaranna Walk :-

Distance : Short walk . Time : 30 - 40 min. Difficulty : Easy.

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The Path:-

Distance : 4KM.  Time 45 min - 1 hour . Difficulty : Easy.

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Visit :- www.glin.info

 

 
Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Visit the World's only Flying Boat Museum and explore the nostalgic era of the flying boats.

Recalls the era 1939 - 1945 when trans - atlantic air traffic between Europe and north America centred on Foynes, with seaplanes using the sheltered strait between the village and Foynes Island.

1940's style cinema showing the award-winning film "Atlantic Conquest "

Board the only Boeing B314 Flying Boat replica in the world .

Experience flying a B314 on the Flight Simulators.

www.flyingboatmuseum.com

 

 
Irish Coffee Festival
Foynes Annually celebrates the village as the birthplace of Irish or Gaelic Coffee, concocted for cold and weary seaplane passengers arriving ashore at the air - terminus. A festival to celebrate the world famous Irish Coffee is held annually in Foynes in the month of July. Family entertainment, music, street theatre and lots more. The highlight of the festival is the World Irish Coffee Making Championships.
 
Boyce Gardens
Located in the village of Loghill, these gardens contain herbaceous beds, roch gardens, rosebeds, green and sun-houses and a herb garden.
 
Limerick Garden Trail

This new idea celebrates the diversity and character of gardening in this part of the West of Ireland. We are fortunate to have the Gulf stream which affords us our mild, subtropical climate in which we can grow many tender and usual plants.

The trail gardens exhibit passion and variety, making it essential to visit them all! Fortunately for the visitor, the gardens are situated along some of the most attractive routes through the country and can be included in the classic tour.

  • Terra Nova Gardens, Kilmallock
  • 'Odellville', Ballingarry
  • Palmtree Cottage Gardens, Kildimo
  • 'Ballynacourty', Ballysteen
  • Celtic Park & Gardens, Kilcornan
  • Glin Castle Gardens, Glin
  • Knockpatrick Gardens, Foynes
  • Boyce Gardens, Foynes
 
Askeaton Mediaval Town
In mediaeval times, Askeaton was a stronghold of the Munster Geraldines, the Anglo-Norman Earls of Desmond. The original Askeaton Castle was built around 1199 on a small island in the River Deel and, by the 14th century, had become a principal residence of the Desmond Fitzgeralds. Other places well worth a visit include the ruins of the 14th century Franciscan Friary and the 13th century St. Mary's church.
 
N69 Driving Route
The N69 Scenic Drive is a leisurely drive along the banks of the River Shannon on the way to North Kerry. Starting in Limerick City the drive meanders along the Shannon Estuary visiting attractive villages and towns such as Askeaton, Foynes and Glin.
 
Limerick City

Limerick is a proud, progressive and thriving City with a charter older than that of London.

Its castles, ancient walls and museums are testament to its dramatic past. Particularly worth viewing is Limerick's Emblem 'the Treaty Stone" and King John's Castle in its Heritage precinct as well as the magnificent Hunt Museum in Limerick's Custom House.

This museum houses an internationally important collection of some 2,000 original works including pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Renoir and Picasso.

Limerick City is the Capital of the Shannon Region and is an excellent centre for shopping and is also rapidly building a reputation for dining and the City has its own 'Good Food Circle' of restaurants.