Train or compete in Ireland’s sporting centre of excellence

block-quoteIt 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

Sports Venues

Sportspeople expect excellence and Ireland’s Shannon Region delivers. It’s home to some of the best sports facilities in the country, including 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.

Contact one of our advisors now to find out more about available packages and rates for your sporting activity.

Shannon Sports - Golfing to the Fore

Golfing to the Fore

You’ll find several of the world’s finest golf courses and premium championship venues right here in the Shannon Region. Thousands of golfers visit 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 today to begin planning.

Water, Water Everywhere

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.

Situated on the sheltered shores of Lough Derg and nestled at the foot of Crag Hill, the University of Limerick’s Activity Centre offers a perfect location for all your outdoor adventure needs. For more than a decade, the centre has dedicated itself to excellence with high-quality adventure programmes. Choose from activities such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, powerboating, archery, orienteering, high ropes and dragon boat racing. Whether catering for schools, kids’ camps, adult courses, stags and hens, corporate groups and sporting teams, the centre has an activity for everyone.

Shannon Sports - Water, Water Everywhere
Shannon Sports - Water, Water Everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere

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.

Situated on the sheltered shores of Lough Derg and nestled at the foot of Crag Hill, the University of Limerick’s Activity Centre offers a perfect location for all your outdoor adventure needs. For more than a decade, the centre has dedicated itself to excellence with high-quality adventure programmes. Choose from activities such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, powerboating, archery, orienteering, high ropes and dragon boat racing. Whether catering for schools, kids’ camps, adult courses, stags and hens, corporate groups and sporting teams, the centre has an activity for everyone.

Shannon Sports - The Right Angle

The Right Angle

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. The Shannon Region, at the heart of the beautiful West of Ireland, delivers the full spectrum of angling challenges.

You’ll find all the ingredients for a great fishing holiday are available throughout the Shannon Region 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.

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, […]

Thomond Park Stadium

Thomond Park is the home ground of Munster Rugby, one of the most successful and best supported rugby clubs in the world. The famous venue, renowned internationally for its unique history and atmosphere, has been redeveloped and now boasts an increased capacity of 25,600 plus an extensive range of conference & banqueting facilities that have further enhanced its glowing reputation. When it comes to choosing a hospitality & conferencing venue in Ireland, it would be difficult to surpass Thomond Park Meetings and Events Centre for its iconic and inspirational status. Thomond Park Meetings & Events Centre offers a comprehensive range […]

Limerick Racecourse

Greenmount Park is one of the premier leisure venues in the Midwest, hosting numerous exhibitions, conferences and public events since it opened in 2001. The magnificent stand on four levels can accommodate 6,000 people and provides a flexible and unique venue for any exhibition, large scale banquets or special interest event. The venue has a beautiful setting in the centre of 250 acres of Golden Value country side just off the M20 Motor way which offers easy access to Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Clare and Dublin. With a wide variety of room sizes available, we can cater for conferences and meetings […]

Case Study

Play to win: here’s how the Shannon Region delivered a winning Medigames event

Medical professionals from all over the world descended on Limerick to stay, play, eat and compete during Medigames 2015. The University of Limerick became an Olympic village-style venue for the duration of the week-long event. The World Medical and Health Games, to give the event its full title, has been running since 1978 and is now held every year. The participants are all sports enthusiasts who work in the medical and health professions. Across an entire week of events in Limerick, close to 1,000 people took part in 22 sports including athletics, basketball, cycling, fencing, football, golf, power lifting, swimming, […]

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