Geography

Shannonbridge is politically situated in straddling the borders of counties Offaly, Galway and Roscommon, with the majority of the population living east of the bridge in county Offaly. The physical environment page describes the shannon, callows, boglands and the esker riada. The natural environment page describes the flora and fauna of the region.

Shannonbridge is located in the heart of Ireland in West Offaly on the river Shannon. It is 16 miles south of Athlone and 4 miles from the monastic settlement of Clonmacnois. Shannonbridge lies in a bogland area and is surrounded by 'callow land', which is flooded by the river Shannon during the winter months. Shannonbridge is situated on the border of counties Roscommon and Galway, and was built near 'an esker riada' which was a major routeway in the 18th century. Shannonbridge is off the main Dublin / Galway road, the N6, on the N355. It is approximately ninety miles from Dublin and forty miles from Galway.

Links to more information

Peatlands Conservation Society

Mongans Bog Nature Reserve

Photo Albums

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