If you’re looking for an inspiring incentive for your clients or your staff, it helps when your chosen location can offer something to suit every taste, budget or group dynamic. That way, you can let your imagination run wild.
Whether you’ll have to corral a group of adrenalin junkies or provide a more sedentary crowd with some relaxing headspace, Shannon Region offers many options. We have put together a sample six-day itinerary to give a flavour of the kind of memorable incentive programme the Shannon Region can provide. Choose from some of these delights to build a programme that’s unique for your guests.
Whatever options catch your eye, some things are constant: VIP treatment all the way, high-end luxury, farm-to-fork fine dining, and local artisan food produce – all while giving a glimpse at exclusive parts of Ireland that leisure travellers rarely get to see.
After arrival at Shannon Airport, enjoy Brunch in The Cloister in Ennis market town en route to the awesome Cliffs of Moher (the most Instagrammed location in Ireland). Take in a foraging walk on The Burren – a lunar landscape with unique flora and fauna – and finish with a visit to Hazel Mountain Chocolatier. From there, arrive at Trump Hotel & Golf Links, Doonbeg for your overnight stay. Anyone up for a spot of yoga on the two-mile beach and a visit to the shebeen? Golf is a must on this stunning links championship Course!
Take the ferry across the Shannon to Tarbert – just watch out for the bottlenose dolphins. Visit the home of the Flying Boats at the Maritime Museum in Foynes, also home to The Maureen O’Hara Collection and her Oscar statuette! Head onwards to Limerick city and check in at The Strand Hotel for your overnight accommodation. Take a kayak tour of Limerick City with Get West before you visit King John’s Castle and hear about the city’s colourful history. Dinner in the nearby Curragower Seafood Pub a short walk from the hotel. Great seafood and of course Guinness. Try a beer from Treaty City Brewery!
No stay in Limerick city is complete without walking in the footsteps of sporting greats and visiting Thomond Park Rugby Stadium, home to Munster. Lunch has to be in the brand-new Alex Findlater & Co Food Hall right in the heart of the city before some shopping. A visit to House Limerick for a cocktail-making class, followed by dinner, will add some fun to your evening. Stay overnight in the city at The Savoy Hotel.
Every Saturday morning, Limerick city comes alive with The Milk Market, a city centre market with artisan food producers and craft makers. It’s a must. Hop in your chauffeur-driven vintage car and onwards to Killaloe to enjoy an afternoon of luxury yachting, the best of food tastings and meeting the local home owners around Lough Derg in Ireland’s Hidden heartlands for a ‘Secret Ireland’ experience. Arrive to Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club for overnight and dinner in the Earl of Thomond Restaurant.
After a spot of falconry and a round of golf on the Dromoland Estate, take a trip to Shannigans gastro pub in their sister hotel the Inn at Dromoland for a bite of lunch. No trip to Ireland’s Shannon Region is compete without a trip to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Learn how to play the bodhrán, a traditional Irish frame drum. Meet the ‘bean an tí’ and see a whole village re-enacting life in ancient Ireland.
Receive a horse and hound welcome at the stunning Adare Manor when you arrive for your overnight accommodation. Spend the day at one of only eight La Mer Spas in the world. Golf the newly designed Tom Fazio course or enjoy an afternoon in the prettiest village of Ireland, Adare. Visit the thatched cottages that line the street and are home to fab boutiques, curios and antique stores. 1826 on the village street for dinner is a real treat. Round off your stay with the “Irish pub experience”, as the atmosphere comes alive at night.