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The Lakelands is a region consisting of 12 counties--Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath, Offaly, Tipperary, Galway, Clare, Limerick, and Kerry--connected by approx. 380km of River Shannon.
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By canoe

Naturally the best way to explore this watery region, the most popular canoe trail is 80 km and stretches all the way from Shannon bridge in County Offaly to the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on the Clare-Tipperary border. Lovers of wildlife won't want to miss this opportunity to get so close to nature. If time is on your side, stop off for a hearty pub lunch along the way.
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By bicycle

All-weather cyclists will enjoy the Shannon Corridor's seven cycle routes, some of which reach as far as to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. The route between Milltown Malbay and Doolin in west Clare is considered among the best cycling routes in the world.
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By boat

Cruise up the River as our ancestors did - by boat. Renting a boat allows you to relax as you sail by beautiful landscapes. Another advantage is the ability to stop wherever takes your fancy.
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By foot

Landlubbers will have plenty to choose from in the form of the Shannon Waterway Walks. 1: The Medieval Limerick Walking Trail weaves its way through the medieval quarter of the city, passing Anglo-Norman influenced buildings all the way. 2. The Lough Derg Way, where old whiskey stills and idyllic views of Youghal Bay are just some of the highlights. 3. Glenafelly Eco Walk is a perfect opportunity to lose yourself in the country's natural beauty.
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By car

Any road trip in Ireland will invariably pass through the Shannon region. If you find yourself in Limerick, start at the river’s end and arrive in rugged north Kerry by following the southern coastline of the estuary. It is thanks to the river’s water that this region is so green, so enjoy the scenery by taking your sweet time on a scenic tour from Kittycloghar to Mohill in County Leitrim. The Shannon Erne Tour starts in Carrick-on-Shannon, Ballinamore, Carrigallen, Dromod, Jamestown and returns to Carrick-On-Shannon in the end, with a length of approx 92km. Carrick-on-Shannon, the cruising capital, is home to the smallest chapel in Europe, while Ballinamore is an angler’s paradise with 40 lakes in a 10 km radius. The Lough Rynn estate in Mohill features 100 acres of rare woodland and exotic walled ornamental gardens, whereas Dromod houses the Cavan and Leitrim Railway. Jamestown, in the and, and named after King James 1, was a walled and fortified city that still holds one of the gates until today.
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Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Patrick Kavangh is one of Ireland's best loved poets. Hailing from Monaghan, Kavangh was a chronicler of Irish life, and his works are still studied in schools today. This centre houses a permanent exhibition on his life and works, as well as a 60-seat audio-visual theatre and a reference library.
Adresse: Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan
Telefon: +353 42 937 8560
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 11am-4:30pm
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Dún na Rí Forest Park

This beautiful historic forest park is home to diverse wildlife and historical features such as the ruins of Flemings Castle. While families will enjoy the sculpture trail best, visitors or all ages will relish the tranquillity of this beautiful place.
Adresse: Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Telefon: +353 49 433 1942
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-9pm
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Out-Doors & Dirty Adventure Park

Daring adventurers won't want to miss ODD Adventure Park, which offers outdoor activities for adults and children (10+) including off-road Buggies, paintball, clay pigeon and hover crafting.
Adresse: Bawnboy, Co. Cavan
Telefon: +353 49 952 3877
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Moon River Pleasure Cruiser

Luxury awaits you on the Moon River pleasure cruiser. Decompress as you enjoy on-board entertainment and a full bar will taking in the stunning beauty of Ireland's finest river.
Adresse: Quay Road, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Telefon: +353 71 962 1777
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Sliabh An Iarainn Visitor Centre

Mountaineers will be fascinated by this unique centre, featuring exhibitions about life, transport and industry between the Arigna and Sliabh an Iarainn mountains. Learn about the railway, the canal, lakes, iron and coal mining.
Adresse: Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Telefon: +353 71 964 1851
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm
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Lough Key Forest and Activity Park

This lakeside forest park is home to beautiful flora and fauna in an area of even greater historical interest. The vast and rugged islands are the stuff of myths and legends. Featuring unique activities, such as Boda Borg and a Tree Canopy Trail. Relax outdoors in the picnic area or admire the ruins of a 12th century Abbey.
Adresse: Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Telefon: +353 71 967 3122
Åpningstider: Nov-Feb Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Mar, Sep-Oct Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. Apr-Jun daily 10am-6pm. Jul-Aug 10am-7pm
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Roscommon Castle

This 13th Century Norman castle alongside the Loughnaneane Park – with a mile of walking paths, loads of ponds with ducks, a modern playground and even an outdoor gym for adults – is the perfect spot for taking a break (or having a picnic!) in the beauty of nature.
Adresse: Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Telefon: +353 90 662 6342
Åpningstider: 24/7
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Bog Oak Sculptures

This studio displays hand carved sculptures and gifts crafted from 5,000 year old bog wood. Be inspired by the ancient artistry of this unique place.
Adresse: Newtowncashel, Co. Longford
Telefon: +353 43 332 5297
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Ardagh Heritage Village

Ardagh, a designated heritage village, and one of the most picturesque locations in Ireland. Surrounded by a beautiful park with more than 2,000 broad leaved trees, the village itself is bursting with old-world charm. Drop in to the Visitor Centre to learn more about this quaint place.
Adresse: Ardagh, Co. Longford
Telefon: +353 86 302 7602
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Kilbeggan Distillery Experience

The oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, dating back to 1757, now welcomes visitors to experience real artisan Irish whiskey at its finest. Discover the craft that is whiskey distillery and learn about its significance in the local culture.
Adresse: Lower Main Street, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
Telefon: +353 57 933 2134
Åpningstider: Apprentice tours: Nov-Mar 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm. Apr-Oct 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 4:30pm
Billetter: Concessions for Groups & Seniors/Students
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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

Athlone’s 13th century Castle incorporates an impressive keep and eight interactive exhibition spaces. First built as a timber fort, this castle soon evolved into the bold and defensive fortress. Breath-taking views of the Shannon inspire awe in locals and visitors alike.
Adresse: Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Telefon: +353 90 644 2130
Åpningstider: Wed-Sat 11am-5pm. Sun 12pm-5pm
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Equestrians will delight in this centre dedicated to the Connemara Pony and the Irish Horse. Featuring 350 acres of parkland, visitors are invited to explore walking trails, meet the farm animals, and join activities such as archery, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting. The museum displays farm machinery, carriages and an equine veterinary gallery, offering unique insight in to the farming world of yesteryear.
Adresse: Loughrea, Co. Galway
Telefon: +353 91 843 968
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-6pm
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Portumna Castle

Built before 1618, this castle features two complimentary architectural influences; a medieval Town House and a Renaissance styled manor. The imposing facade and the long avenue right in front of the estate, as well as the magnificent scenery on the shores of Lough Derg, promise striking views.
Adresse: Portumna, Co. Galway
Telefon: +353 90 974 1658
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Lough Boora

This discovery park features five main trails for taking in the beautiful flora and fauna. Adventurers may try coarse angling and game fishing. A casual stroll is the best way to enjoy the park's biodiversity, sculpture park and Mesolithic sites.
Adresse: Cloghan, Co. Offaly
Telefon: +353 79 340 010
Åpningstider: 24/7
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Clonmacnoise Monastery

This 6th century monastery boasts seven churches and two round towers. Spirit yourself back to the ere of saints and scholars, considered Ireland's Golden Age.
Adresse: Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
Telefon: +353 90 967 4195
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-5:30pm
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Nenagh Heritage Centre

Follow the footsteps of the condemned prisoners at the former County Gaol (prison) Governor's house. Impressive architecture as well as an art gallery housing rotating art, craft and photographic exhibitions make this a point of interest for culture vultures as well as historians.
Adresse: Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Telefon: +353 67 338 50
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm
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Killaloe River Cruises

Take a one hour cruise on the shores of Lough Derg on a comfortable, modern boat. Marvel at views of stunning landscapes and extra stops will allow you to sample the region's cuisine and fine pints.
Adresse: Killaloe, Co. Clare
Telefon: +353 86 814 0559
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Holy Island

One of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland, Holy Island features a well-preserved Round Tower and the ruins of six churches. The cell-like structure is one of Ireland's most iconic architectural sights.
Adresse: Scarriff, Co. Clare
Telefon: +353 86 8749710
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Rock of Cashel

A contrast of Celtic and Medieval architecture, the Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most iconic, and most visited, historic sites. Dating back to the time of St. Patrick (5th century), the first rocks laid here were said to be cast out from the cave of the Devil! Holy relics and high crosses from the Celtic era dot the grounds, which were once the seat of the king of Munster. A 12th century Romanesque chapel, as well as a 13th century Gothic one, house some of the country's most impressive frescoes and medieval art.
Adresse: Moor, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Telefon: (+353) 062 61437
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Craggaunowen Castle & Crannóg

Whisk yourself back to Celtic times at this open-air museum. Craggaunowen ("Owen's rocky little hill") houses reconstructions of Celtic structures, such as a dolmen, Ringfort, Fulachta Fia (Bronze Age cooking and industrial site), Souterrain, and Standing Stone (Ogham Stone). Visitors familiar with the legend of St. Brendan will admire the Currach boat, while naturalists will marvel at the Celts' coexistence with nature - you can even explore a Crannóg, an ancient lake dwelling fashioned from all natural materials. The grounds also house a later 16th century castle, around which native species such as Wild Boar and Soay Sheep continue to roam the plain.
Adresse: Craggaunowen, Kilmurry, Co. Clare, V95 AD7E
Telefon: (+353) 061 360 788
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Irish Bog Snorkelling Championship

One of the most memorable Irish experiences, this tongue-in-cheek championship is the muddiest event on earth. Activities include foot mud slides and bog bath racing.
Åpningstider: Beginning of September
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National Heritage Week

For a small town, Carrick on Shannon has produced many persons of note. The local historical society presents a hearty feast and an occasion to learn more about the region's famous ancestors.
Adresse: Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Åpningstider: Mid September
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Taste of Monaghan

This festival is a joyful celebration of the region's flavourful food and the lush green fields which produce it. Experience a mouth-watering blend of Asian, Indian, Mexicanm Mediterranean and Central European cuisine.
Adresse: Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan
Åpningstider: Beginning of October
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East Clare Walking Festival

Experience the wild beauty of East Clare by joining guided tours or a boat trip to Holy Island.
Adresse: Scarriff, Co. Clare
Åpningstider: Beginning of October
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Virginia Pumpkin Festival

Haunted forest walks and a fancy dress ball open the gateway to the other world at this unique festival. Artisan food and craft fairs are part of the old-world atmosphere. Parades and fireworks close up the feast.
Adresse: Virginia, Co. Cavan
Åpningstider: End of October
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Spa and Wellness

Tucked away in one of Ireland’s most tranquil spots, these sanctuaries of calm seek nourishment from the island’s mineral-rich seaweeds, as well as offering treatments from around the world.
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On the Water

The Lakelands are tailor-made for anglers, explorers or those who simply love messing about with boats.
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Biking and Cycling

The region around River Shannon and the Lakelands features some of the most stunning scenery in Ireland, with excellent routes for cyclists and walkers. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline rush or historic sights, you will find a hidden gem in this spectacular region.
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Walking & Hiking

Ireland's breathtaking scenery is best enjoyed by foot. Explore the countryside on a trail or looped walks, and stop for a picnic in one of these breatakingly beautiful spots.
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From internationally renowned courses to welcoming local clubs in every corner of the country, Ireland is a golfer's paradise. Whether it's green parkland or rugged coastal links, there is a course to suit every skill level and budget.
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The Oarsman (Carrick On Shannon)

This gastropub is a gathering place featuring hearty food from organic pasta to seafood specials. Drinks served include wine, craft beer and spirits.
Adresse: Bridge Street, Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Telefon: +353 71 962 1733
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 12pm-9pm
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Thyme (Athlone)

Right in the heart of historic Athlone, and nestled in the valley of River Shannon, this restaurant serves modern Irish cuisine. Committed to freshness and quality, the menu changes with the season and makes the most of Irish ingredients.
Adresse: Custume Place, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Telefon: +353 90 647 8850
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm. Sun 1pm-8pm
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Andy's Bar & Restaurant (Monaghan)

This family-run restaurant is a gem in the small town of Monaghan, and what its eye catching facade already promises – traditional customs and modern elegance – is delivered in the form of its Irish cuisine with international influences. The bar serves gins from all over the globe.
Adresse: 12 Market St, Mullaghmonaghan, Co. Monaghan
Telefon: +353 47 82277
Åpningstider: Tue–Fri 4–9:30pm, Sat 2–9:30pm, Sun 1:30–9pm
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Bobby Byrne's (Limerick)

This authentic Irish pub in the heart of Limerick City serves characterful traditional dishes since 1963. Wash down local cuisine with a classic pint of Guinness.
Adresse: 3 O'Connell Avenue, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 316 949
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8:30am–9pm, Sat 9am–9pm, Sun 12–4pm
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Aromas Café (Carrick-On-Shannon)

Located at The Landmark Hotel, this little cafe specialises in the finest blends of teas and coffees paired with freshly baked cakes and pastries. Sink into the soft furniture in this relaxed and cosy atmosphere, while taking in the stunning views of the river Shannon during an afternoon tea or lunch.
Adresse: Shannon Lodge, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Telefon: +353 71 962 2222
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 8am–4pm
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Beans & Leaves (Athlone)

In the heart of Athlone, this cute venue boasts great menus for breakfast and lunch as well as riverside views. Start the day with a traditional Irish breakfast, or take a break and treat yourself to homemade goods and flavourful drinks.
Adresse: Lloyds Lane, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Telefon: +353 90 643 3534
Åpningstider: Mon, Wed-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm. Sat 9:30am-5:30pm. Sun 10am-4:30pm
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Tea Rooms at The Stables Guesthouse (Birr)

Located in a sumptuous Georgian house, this cafe serves both seasonal offerings as well as classic desserts, coffee, and wine. Enjoy light lunches and decadent afternoon tea alongside an open fireplace.
Adresse: 6 Oxmantown Mall, Birr, Co. Offaly
Telefon: +353 57 912 0263
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm. Sun 10am-5pm
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Country Choice (Nenagh)

This cafe serves wholesome Irish food, as well as a great range of picnic dishes to-go. The perfect stop after a day's exploration.
Adresse: Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Telefon: +353 67 325 96
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 9am-4pm
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Delish (Raheen & Castletroy)

These brightly-decorated cafes (one in Raheen, and one in Castletroy) offer coffee, juices and desserts to lunches and dinners (for catering).
Adresse: 6 Courtfields Shopping Centre, Raheen, Co. Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 300 090
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. Sat 9:30am-3pm
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Bridge House Bar (Tullamore)

In the heart of Tullamore, this authentic Irish pub is a vibrant late bar hosting live bands and DJs every week, and a dedicated wine and draft beer selection every day. Head here to enjoy the start of a great night out, and pop into the venue's other establishments: the Char Bistro and the Palace Venue & Nightclub.
Adresse: Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Telefon: +353 57 932 5600
Åpningstider: Sun-Wed 9am-12am. Thu-Sat 9am-2am
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Millar's Bar (Athlone)

This family-run bar is renowned for its exceptional food as well as sensational drinks and service. Head here for a night out with friends, or mingling with locals over a pool or card game.
Adresse: Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon
Telefon: +353 90 967 3523
Åpningstider: Daily 12am-11:30pm
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Hugh Lynch's (Tullamore)

With three party areas, an extensive menu of food and drink, live music on the weekends and major sporting fixtures, this venue has it all.
Adresse: Kilbride Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Telefon: +353 87 250 5422
Åpningstider: 24/7
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Larkins (Garrykennedy)

This family-run bar is charmingly situated on the south shore of Lough Derg on the River Shannon and is among locals' and tourists' favourites.
Adresse: Garrykennedy, Portroe, Co. Tipperary
Telefon: +353 67 23232
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11:30am–11:30pm, Fri 11am–11:30pm, Sat–Sun 10:30am–11:30pm
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Cox's Steakhouse (Dromod)

Cox's Steakhouse in the remote little town of Dromod is well-known for its restaurant serving great food nearly all day long, while the adjacent bar is a hidden gem worth a try. Raise a glass (or two) on the patio overlooking the village, and enjoy both award winning food as well as flavourful drinks that will make for a great stay.
Adresse: Harbour Road, Dromod, Co. Leitrim
Telefon: +353 71 963 8234
Åpningstider: Daily 4pm-closing
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Paddy's Bar (Terryglass)

On the north eastern shore of Lough Derg, where the Shannon enters the lough, this little venue offers homemade foods and fine wine best be enjoyed right next to a fireplace. Live music from time to time.
Adresse: Terryglass, Co. Tipperary
Telefon: +353 67 221 47
Åpningstider: 24/7
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The Keepers Arms (Bawnboy)

This family-run venue retains the original stone building's character, while providing a comfy atmosphere and modern selection of drinks.
Adresse: Bridge Street, Bawnboy, Co. Cavan
Telefon: +353 49 952 3318
Åpningstider: 24/7
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The Chestnut (Birr)

This Victorian style bar is a place of cosy turf fires, dark wood interiors, and warm smiles. Pints and cocktails are served, as well as coffee and tea. Concerts feature traditional songs as well as blue grass and rock during events and activities of all kinds.
Adresse: 1823 Green St, Townparks, Co. Offaly
Telefon: +353 87 220 8524
Åpningstider: Mon–Tue 8–11:30pm, Wed–Thu 5–11:30pm, Fri 5pm–12:30am, Sat 3pm–1am, Sun 3–11pm
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Giltraps (Kinnity)

This award-winning pub in the picturesque village of Kinnity is nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. A warm ambience as well as traditional interiors and open fireplaces provides the ideal setting for the ‘perfect’ pint of Guinness.
Adresse: Kinnity Lodge, Birr, Co. Offaly
Telefon: +353 57 913 7076
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–11:30pm
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The Derg Inn (Terryglass)

Expect a hearty pint as well as local seasonal produce, ranging from Atlantic coast fish to seafood and tender beef.
Adresse: Main Street, Terryglass, Co. Tipperary
Telefon: +353 67 220 37
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 10am-11:30pm. Fri-Sat 10am-00:30am
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In the very centre of Ireland, near the southern shore of Lough Ree, Athlone's shops range from high street brands to stylish boutiques with unique items. Athlone Towncentre is the region's biggest shopping centre, while locals recommend Nells Closet for fashion, Strawberry Hill or Sheffield for jewellery, and Bastion Gallery or Luan Gallery for antiques.
Adresse: Athlone, Co. Westmeath
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Carrick on Shannon

This cute little village home to one of Ireland's best farmer's market, every Thursday from 10am-2pm. Browse Rosebank Retail Park, The Docks Arts Centre or the King House, to find memorable gift ideas at a reasonable price.
Adresse: Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
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Limerick's compact city centre is easy to navigate, marked with both sights and shops. Featuring big brands as well as independent stores, the streets right next to River Shannon – especially O'Connell Street and William Street – take hours to be thoroughly explored, while close-by parks and cafes provide every refreshment needed. Take your time looking around, and do not forget to stop by The Milk Market running Fri-Sat, which is one of the best-known markets in Ireland.
Adresse: Limerick City, Co. Limerick
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Known for its craftspeople, Roscommon is brimming with old-world charm. Stores range fro metal crafts to artisan good shops, snackeries, and design galleries.
Adresse: Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
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The Farmer's Market pays homage to the rolling hills and many farms of this region. Craft items make perfect gifts or souvenirs. Stroll around the village's main streets, as well as the Monaghan Shopping Centre and the Carrickmacross General Market.
Adresse: Monaghan, Co. Monaghan
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Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) and Switzerland can enter Ireland without a visa. Citizens of a further 56 countries, including many in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and more are also visa-exempt. A short-stay visa waiver programme allows visitors of certain nationalities to enter Ireland visa-free if they are in possession of a UK type "C" visa, and have gone through initial immigration clearance in the UK. Holders of a Residence Card of a family member of a Union citizen, or of a red United Nations laissez-passer also enjoy a visa exemption. For those who do need a visa, one should be applied for in advance via an Irish embassy or consulate closest to them. Some nationalities also require a transit visa, even if they do not plan to leave the airport en route to their final destination. Check whether you need a visa, and what prerequisites and fees may apply:
Adresse: 80 Street Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Telefon: + 353 14 780 822
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Best Time to Visit

Influenced by the Gulf Stream, Ireland has a mild climate that allows you to experience the stunning landscapes nearly all year long: with 15 to 20 degrees in the summer, around 10 degrees in spring and autumn, and 4 to 8 degrees in winter. Keep in mind, however, that most events take place during the summer months from May to September, and the cities and villages really come alive after winter.
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The region around River Shannon and the Lakelands can best be reached via Shannon Airport, Ireland West Airport Knock, and Kerry Airport while airports more far away can also be favourable. Try to match your plans and means of travel with the chosen (or possible) airport, and keep in mind that you can easily travel around in the region via car and railway. Shannon Airport Ireland West Airport Knock Kerry Airport
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Public transport

The region around River Shannon and the Lakelands can be travelled by bus and railway services, and all the information – times, prices and purchases – can be checked online. Bus Éireann Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail
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Taxis and Hackney Cabs are available throughout the region, and taxis can be hailed down in the street while Hackney Cabs must be booked from offices – the costs are then measured by distance, as every taxi is equipped with a metre. Every hotel will provide you with information and phone numbers for services that operate in every town, and throughout the region.
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Pharmacies can be found acrossthe whole region in nearly every town, and they are usually marked by a brand logo. Keep in mind, that opening hours can significantly vary but most of the venues are at least open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 8am-1pm.
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Health and Medical Treatment

EU Citizens are entitled to free hospital treatment in a public ward but they should obtain a European Health Insurance Card prior travels. For Visitors from non-EU countries, private medical insurance is highly advised.
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Offices of Ireland’s national postal service are generally open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm and Sat 9am-1pm, and they offer every service in need. In larger towns, opening hours on Saturdays may be extended.
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Country code: +353
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230 V, 50 Hz, G
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If you intend to rent a car, make sure to familiarise yourself with the Irish road rule, and with speed limits in particular: 120 km/h on motorways, 100 km/h on national roads, 80 km/h on regional and local roads, and 50 km/h in a built-up areas.