Discover Foynes

Visit Foynes, a seaport town on the scenic Shannon Estuary in County Limerick. Take a stroll along the riverside for picturesque views of the bustling port or book a thrilling power boating tour. Admire the exotic plants in the vibrant Knockpatrick Gardens, let the kids loose in the local playground, or experience the rich history of Foynes at Shanid Castle and the nearby 13th century abbey convent ruins.

Cruise ship at Foynes

Things to do in West Limerick

Explore the Wild Atlantic Way, The Shannon Estuary Way and more from right here in Foynes – the perfect discovery point and gateway to the West of Ireland.

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Rathkeale, Co. Limerick

Knockpatrick Gardens

Foynes, Co. Limerick

Glin Castle

Glin Demesne, Co. Limerick


Stonehall, Co. Limerick

Curragh Chase Forest Park

Kilcornan, Co. Limerick

Things to do along the Wild Atlantic Way

Discover the Wild Atlantic Way route where 2,500km of spectacular coastline with white sands and glittering waves awaits you. Head along the coast to uncover over 180 Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points where the views are breathtaking and local stories are told.

Feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes into the base of towering sea cliffs, wander down vast beaches and watch flocks of birds dance in pastel skies as the sun sets on another magical day.

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Where to Stay

Find great places to stay across Ireland with Discover Ireland, all assessed by Fáilte Ireland for quality assurance. Book your perfect short break stay.

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Foynes Inn

Foynes, Co. Limerick
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Maple Valley

Shanagolden, Co. Limerick
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The Strand Hotel

Ennis Road, Co. Limerick
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The Savoy

22 Henry St, Co. Limerick
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Fitzgerald’s Woodlands

Knockanes, Adare, Co. Limerick
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Where to eat in the Wild Atlantic Way Gateway City

Enjoy the modern restaurants in Limerick City Centre, cosy cafés in Adare and pubs in Shanagolden. Make a reservation today before you venture out onto the Wild Atlantic Way!

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Cornstore Limerick

Limerick City, Co. Limerick

Quinn's De Bucket Bar & Restaurant

Kildimo, Co. Limerick

The French Table Restaurant

Limerick City, Co. Limerick

The Old Stand Restaurant & Bar

Shanagolden, Co. Limerick

Jasmine Palace Restaurant

Limerick City, Co. Limerick