Shannonbridge is a village located on the River Shannon, in County Offaly, in the centre of Ireland. Its location along Ireland’s largest river and its proximity to Clonmacnoise have contributed to tourism being a key factor in its local economy.
It is rich in heritage and the village is flanked by an important nature conservation area – the Shannon Callows. The physical environment consists of the River Shannon, callows, boglands and the Esker Riada (a major routeway in the 18th century). The village has one of the oldest bridges still in use over the River Shannon, completed in 1757
Things to See & Do
* River Shannon
* Shannonbridge Potteries
* Monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise
* Shannonbridge bridge
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro
Language – Irish, English
Population – 250 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 353
Travel Links - Athlone is a natural hub for transport, with frequent bus and rail schedules. Athlone railway station services the main Galway to Dublin and Dublin to Westport/Ballina lines. Bus Eireann, the national bus operator, operates from beside the train station and covers most towns and cities in the country, including an hourly service to Dublin and Galway. Other private operators also provide services to some towns and cities. Bus Éireann also operates a local Athlone bus service. The town is also home to a number of privately operated services, including the Flagline bus company. Taxi service is widely available throughout the area.
You can reach Athlone by landing in Dublin or Shannon. Athlone is just 90 minutes from either Dublin or Shannon Airport. Citylink bus company connects Dublin Airport with Athlone via it's Galway route. The bus stops at Arcadia about 15 minute walk north from the Civic Centre. The stop is a bus shelter.