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The Shannon Pot

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David D wrote a review Aug. 2020
212 contributions22 helpful votes
A large pool, said to be the rising place of the Shannon. While the water obviously percolates throughout all the nearby hills and mountains, this is the place where the water first reaches the surface and stays there, and thus is the rising place of the largest river of Ireland.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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fmc--1-2_3_4 wrote a review Sep. 2018
Dublin, Ireland162 contributions49 helpful votes
Nice to visit the source of the Shannon - Ireland's longest river. A playground for kids has been added to the facilities since my last visit.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin wrote a review Aug. 2017
Dublin, Ireland7,932 contributions3,000 helpful votes
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I have always wanted to see the Shannon Pot, the source of the mighty River Shannon, Ireland's longest river. Actually, it isn't the source as recent studies indicate underground streams feed the Shannon Pot and the real source is the Pigeon Pots in Fermanagh,m a fact acknowledged here at the Shannon Pot on the display board in all fairness. However, the thing I couldn't believe is how accessible the Shannon Pot is. I envisaged wading through boggy fields and brushing away brambles and undergrowth, getting lost in the wildness and struggling to find it. Not at all! There is a small car park with a little playground for kids and then a short path through a field around a copse of trees and right to the Shannon Pot. It is a bout a 2 minute walk. I don't know why I thought it would be a boggy or mountainous inaccessible place but it is anything but! There are display boards both by the Pot itself and back at the car park and the grassy verge has been landscaped to make it even more photogenic. It is such a peaceful place to stand listening to the gurgling and bubbling streams leave the pot on their first few feet of what will be hundreds of miles of a journey to the sea as part of the Shannon. It is only 16 metres square I thin and about 9 metres deep so it can all be taken in very easily. I absolutely loved it, such a wonderful place.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Ashling H wrote a review Aug. 2017
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland40 contributions21 helpful votes
It's nice to see the origin ofthe shannon. There is also a nice playground with picnic tables. The shannon pot itself is small. Great to see if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Mary R wrote a review Jul. 2017
Dublin, Ireland135 contributions30 helpful votes
This is a lovely place to visit - we were driving towards Blacklion and just turned for the Shannon Pot on a whim. It's really beautiful with plenty of parking and stunning views!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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