LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON

THE THREE BRIDGES ROUTE

LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

The Three Bridges is a 3.6km route which starts at Arthur's Quay Park. The walk follows a stunning route along the banks of the River Shannon, crossing Matthew Bridge, passing St. Mary's Cathedral and the historic King John's Castle, before crossing Thomond Bridge, and passing the Treaty Stone on Clancy's Strand.

The route continues for well over 1km along the waterfront, passing Sarsfield Bridge and onto O'Callaghan's Strand and taking in Limerick's beautiful new boardwalk.

Following the loop along the North Circular Road, the route takes a left turn and then crosses the Shannon Bridge.

The route then returns to the starting point at Arthurs Quay via Bishop's Quay, Bedford Row and Henry Street.



The city of Limerick lies on the River Shannon, with the historic core of the city located on King's Island, which is bounded by the Shannon and the Abbey River. Limerick is also located at the head of the Shannon Estuary where the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 94,192 (2016 census), Limerick is the third most populous urban area in the state, and the fourth most populous city on the island of Ireland.

The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland at 360.5 km (224 miles). It drains the Shannon River Basin which has an area of 16,865 km2 (6,512 sq mi), one fifth of the area of Ireland.

The Shannon divides the west of Ireland (principally the province of Connacht) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). County Clare, being west of the Shannon but part of the province of Munster, is the major exception. The river represents a major physical barrier between east and west, with fewer than thirty crossing-points between Limerick city in the south and the village of Dowra in the north.

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

  •  LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]

    LIMERICK ON THE RIVER SHANNON [2017]