Plans to revitalise Cruise Tourism on Shannon

Building on the recent interest shown by domestic visitors in hiring cruisers on the River Shannon, Fáilte Ireland has initiated a study to examine how the sector can be developed and grown within the Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands region over the next ten years.

Aiden nears end of Shannon swim

A 43-year-old father-of-two from County Roscommon is nearing the completion of an epic swim the length of the mighty River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland and British Isles.

Gardaí issue warning to jet ski users

Gardaí have warned that anyone who operates a jet ski in an irresponsible manner that officers have the power of arrest and can seize jet skis.

Search mounted after empty kayak spotted on River Shannon

A search and rescue operation was mounted on the River Shannon this evening after a member of the public reported seeing an upturned kayak.

Four people evacuated from boat after bridge collision

The Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard was tasked this afternoon to an incident involving a 41ft Cruiser which became stuck ag Killaloe Bridge.

UPDATE: River crossing at Killaloe/Ballina reopens after collision

The bridge linking counties Clare and Tipperary at Killaloe/Ballina is closed following a road traffic collision this afternoon.

Killaloe Shannon Crossing contract awarded

Clare County Council has welcomed the news that Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has approved the award of contract for the Killaloe Bypass, River Shannon Crossing and upgrade of the R494 project. Costing €44m, the preferred bidder is John Sisk & Company who will now, subject to the normal conditions of appointment, be awarded the Main Scheme Works contract and, all going well, commence construction on site in late March 2022.

Man swims to safety as boat sinks on Shannon

One person was forced to swim to safety after his boat sank in the River Shannon near Killaloe this afternoon.

Whiskey bonder recreates historic journey

A Clare based whiskey bonder will recreate an historic journey from Limerick City to Cappagh Pier near Kilrush this Tuesday.