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'Experience Ireland's centre of Sporting Excellence

"It is a great pleasure to endorse the efforts of the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau in attracting international sports events to the region. I have been fortunate to avail of the world class facilities and warm welcome in the area since 1997 and have seen them grow and improve greatly in this time. I would recommend them to any athlete looking for a base to work on and maintain peak performance." Paula Radcliffe, World Champion and Olympian.

The Shannon Region- Ireland's Sporting Capital

Ireland's Shannon Region is very fortunate to host some of the best sports facilities in Ireland. The region is home to the National Coaching and Training Centre, The National 50m Swimming Pool, The University of Limerick Indoor Sports Arena, the newly developed Thomond Park Rugby Stadium and Limerick Racecourse to name but a few of the great sporting facilities the region has to offer.


The University Arena - The University Arena, located in the University of Limerick campus, on the picturesque banks of the river Shannon, is proud to be Ireland's largest indoor sports complex. Open since 2002, it comprises of; The National 50m Swimming Pool, The National Strength and Conditioning Centre, an International 400m athletics Track, a 4 court sports hall and over 70 acres of outdoor sports pitches among much more.

The University Arena is now renowned across Ireland, Europe and the USA as the most modern and extensive sports complex currently available for training and competition needs. Incorporating all its facilities within a 800m radius, the moment you arrive everything you require is available to you without having to leave the campus. Whatever sport you are involved in, the facilities are there to allow you train and enjoy yourself to whatever level required.


Thomond Park - From project launch to official launch - almost 600 days and €40million later and one of the country's most renowned sporting venues is open for business. Since the unveiling of the design for the redevelopment of Thomond Park on the 27th May 2006, rugby supporters have eagerly monitored the building progress of the stadium that has changed the skyline in Limerick forever. Now the province has a multi-purpose stadium facility to rival any modern stadia across Europe and one everyone is justifiably proud of.

In addition to the many great rugby occasions anticipated for Thomond Park Stadium a wide range of new initiatives have also been launched such as the Stadium Tour, the Interactive Munster Rugby Visitor Experience, the Munster Rugby Store, the Munster Walk and on site catering facilities. The Stadium has a total of 14 bars and refreshment outlets to cater for the 26,000 capacity crowds while the new Conference and Banqueting facilities can cater for in excess of 500 people depending on the style of event.

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A Real Irish Golfing Experience

The Shannon region is home to several of the world’s finest golf courses and is well renowned for its wealth of premium championship venues. Thousands of golfers visit the Shannon region every year to enjoy courses designed by famous architects such as Robert Trent Jones Snr, Alister MacKenzie and Greg Norman. Contact your Shannon Region Bureau team now to find out more about available golfing packages & rates to suit your sporting activity!

Venue Description Par Yards Course Type

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort
Voted the No.1 parkland course in Ireland by Golf Digest. This majestic Trent Jones Snr design has hosted the Irish Open and several other tour events. 72 7,453 Championship
Parkland

Ballybunion Golf Club
The Old course and Cashen course at Ballybunion are recognised as two of the world’s greatest links. Tom Watson describes the Old course as "one of the best and most beautiful tests of links golf anywhere in the world". 72 6,654 Championship
Links
Ballykisteen Golf Club Complementing the Ballykisteen Hotel, the golf resort includes a superb 18 hole, Des Smyth designed golf course. Built in 1992 the course has established itself as a leading venue in the region. 72 6,765 Parkland

Castletroy Golf Club
Charming tree-lined golf course, excellent facilities and traditional Limerick hospitality. Redesigned and upgraded significantly in 2006. 72 6,900 Mature
Parkland

Doonbeg Golf Club
A world class Greg Norman designed links. The course is a hidden retreat set amongst rolling sand dunes on one of the most breathtaking coastal sites in Ireland. 72 6,885 Championship
Links

Dromoland Castle, Golf & Country Club
One of Europe's finest hotels now has a course to match. Redesigned in 2003 by the late JB Carr and renowned architect Ron Kirby the new course is one of Ireland's outstanding parkland layouts. 72 6,824 Championship
Parkland
Lahinch Golf Club The Old course at Lahinch is one of the world's greatest links. Known as the St Andrew's of Ireland this superb course will test your game to the limit. The Castle course is the second 18 holes at Lahinch and is a popular addition to the more famous Old course. 72 6,950 Championship
Links
Limerick County Golf & Country Club

Designed by Ryder Cup player Des Smyth and recently upgraded. This undulating course commands the respect of the most skilled of visiting golfers. 72 6,528 Parkland
Limerick Golf Club One of Ireland's oldest and most respected Members clubs. Visitors are welcome to test their accuracy on this tree lined course. 72 6,600 Mature
Parkland
Shannon Golf Club This popular venue has matured over the last 40 years into one of Munster's most challenging courses. A unique mix between its parkland and Shannon estuary location. 72 6,763 Mature
Parkland
Woodstock Golf Club Set on 155 acres of rolling countryside just 3 km from the centre of Ennis. This welcoming and enjoyable venue caters for thousands of visitors every year. 71 6,620 Parkland

Water Sports and Outdoor Activities

Home to the National 50 metre pool bordered by the wild Atlantic Ocean, with water features such as the majestic river Shannon and the vast expanse of Lough Derg, the Shannon Region is without doubt Ireland's centre of sporting excellence.


The University of Limerick's Activity Centre, situated on the sheltered shores of Lough Derg and nestled at the foot of Crag Hill, offers a perfect location for all your outdoor adventure needs and caters for Schools, Kids Camps, Adult Courses, Stags and Hens, Corporate Groups and Sporting Teams. In operation for over a decade, the high quality adventure-based programmes and a varied client base is a testament to their true dedication to excellence. Clients can choose from activities such as Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Power boating, Archery, Orienteering, High Ropes and Dragon Boat Racing to name but a few!

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Angling in the Shannon Region

The Shannon Region lies at the heart of the beautiful West of Ireland. In this relatively compact area, dominated by water, you will find the full spectrum of angling challenges. If the thought of fishing for hard-fighting wild salmon, trout, pike, bream, tench, roach, rudd, perch and dace in beautifully scenic surroundings appeals to you, then a great adventure awaits.


Throughout the Shannon Region all the ingredients for a great fishing holiday are available in abundance. The Atlantic coast and the sheltered waters of the Shannon Estuary offer excellent fishing from the shore and at sea. The River Shannon, which flows through the region's heartland; its great lake Lough Derg; its many tributaries, and the many lakes dotted throughout the region present lots of exciting angling options.

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