Shannonbridge is a village located on the River Shannon, at the borders of counties Roscommon, Offaly and Galway with the majority of the population living east of the bridge in County Offaly. It’s location along Ireland’s largest river and its proximity to Clonmacnoise (just 7km upriver) have contributed to tourism being a key factor in its local economy. It is rich in heritage and the village is flanked by an important nature conservation area – the Shannon Callows.
The physical environment consists of the River Shannon, callows, boglands and the Esker Riada (a major routeway in the 18th century). The village has one of the oldest bridges still in use over the River Shannon, completed in 1757.