World’s End, Castleconnell

World’s End, Castleconnell

World's End, Castleconnell June 2014 World's End has a nice, other wordly ring to it and it's an attractive swimming spot on the River Shannon. The location is used also by canoeists and the local boat club, but there is plenty of room for everybody. Access to the water is via a slippery slip way and then you are into the dark but refreshing waters. There are some rocks underneath and you are quickly out of your depth. We made a point of sticking close to the shore and had a nice relaxed swim. Like all rivers be careful and don't swim out unless you know the waters well and are confident in your ability. This is a calm location with a fair amount of parking and some space for a picnic on a good day. Β  Directions : On the Dublin Limerick M7 motorway take exit 28. From there get onto the R445 for Castleconnell. Finding World's End is a bit complicated, so you are best to ask in the village for directions. Β  [...]

Glin Pier

Glin Pier

Glin Pier July 2012 We don't know our swimming in Limerick very well, so we were glad to take in a visit to Glin on the way back from Kerry. This is an attractive spot sheltered in the harbour. The swimming area is well developed with a few small slipway style paths leading you into the water. The water doesn't look the cleanest but the tides must keep it fresh. It is clearly a well used resource with some regulars there when we passed through. It will be important to time your visit as swimming won't be easy when the tide is low. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer and nearby there is a nice area with some picnic tables. There is also plenty of room for cars, alongside the pier and in the car park further back. Directions: From Limerick take the N69 toward Tarbert. As you approach Glin watch for a right turn into a parking area and beyond this is the harbor. We didn't see a signpost Β  [...]

Kilteery Pier

Kilteery Pier

Kilteery PierJuly 2012If you want to swim in Kilteery then time your visit. We got there when the tide was on its way out and the seaweed exposed area didn't leave it looking its best.Still, this is an attractive spot and must look completely different when there is a full tide. We got in down the steps behind the pier and, despite the low tide, we were out of our depth very quickly. The water was brown and sandy. We stuck close to shore as we didn't know the local conditions. So , be careful here. [...]

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