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The Limerick Coastline | The Wild Atlantic Way

The Shannon Estuary denotes the border between Clare to the North and Limerick to the South, so take the Dock Road out from Limerick following the coast for your stop at Curragh Chase. Which is a beautiful forest park with the ruins of a mansion that once belonged to the poet Aubrey de Vere, it is easy to imagine what inspired him in this place he called heaven, it’s perfect for an al fresco picnic.

Further along the river Shannon is Glin Castle (private) which belonged to the late Earl of Desmond, founder of the Irish Georgian Society and champion of great Irish Houses such as Castletown which would have been demolished and lost to the Irish nation if it were not for him.

The birth of The Irish Coffee

The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is very interesting for two reasons, Irish Coffee was invented there, but more importantly, this was where the first transatlantic passenger air crossings to Europe operated from for 10 years before Shannon International Airport opened in 1945. Back then, the only other method of crossing the Atlantic was by steamship which took a minimum of 8 days. Pan Am’s Flying Boat service cut the journey time down to 25 hours causing a sensation that is captured on cine film at the museum.

Movie stars and celebrities were quick to avail of the service with Chef Joe Sheridan concocting his famous blend of strong hot coffee, Irish whiskey and whipped cream to warm up passengers on their arrival. Captain Charlie Blair, husband of actress Maureen O’Hara flew the last flying boat across from the USA in 1945 returning the next day in Pan Am’s first passenger airplane to Rineanna, in County Clare, now Shannon Airport. There is a full sized replica Yankee Clipper on site and of course you can sample an Irish Coffee!

While traveling around why not stay in a B&B in Clare and Limerick.  Where you are guaranteed a warm welcome, great accommodation and a hearty breakfast.

Book a Limerick B&B

Posted: 27 May 2014 by Niall McKee | with 0 comments

Tags: Clare, Limerick, Wild Atlantic Way

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