The River Shannon is Ireland’s longest river winding its way over 360 kilometers through fascinating landscapes and breathtaking scenery.
It meanders through and between 11 of Ireland’s counties from where it rises in County Cavan.
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Location of the River Shannon
The River Shannon is a natural barrier between the east and the west of the Emerald Isle and on it’s banks you can explore ancient Ireland, and discover medieval and historical ruins.
It is named after a Celtic goddess, Sionna, and many Irish American girls are proud to be called Shannon.
Seeing this majestic river as it flows through the heart of Ireland may be one of your dreams. But perhaps you may never get the chance to experience its magic in person.
Exploring the River Shannon
So today, I have a special treat for you. The good folks at the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone created a wonderful storymap to help you explore this famous Irish waterway.
Here’s how to use this interactive graphic ….
- You can scroll in and out on the upper map to find the different location points.
- Once you click on a place icon, images and information or a video link will pop up below the map.
- Or your can move from place to place down the course of the river by clicking on the directional arrows to the side of the images.
And so without further ado, here is …..
The Majestic Journey Of The River Shannon
I wish to thank the creators of this interactive storymap for giving me permission to share it with you today.
Perhaps, for a moment you thought I had turned into a Techie Celt and independently coded this graphic. Oh how I wish I could.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of the River Shannon, and if you’ve ever visited any of the sites along its banks, I hope this tour today brought back warm and wonderful memories of your time in Ireland.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad –Irish American Mom
Pronunciation – slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad – rhymes with parade
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