Ringmoylan Pier, Pallaskenry

Pallaskenry is a village in County Limerick, 30 minute drive from Adare and it derives its name from Kenry Castle, nowadays known as Shanpallas Castle.  It was one of the principal ancient castles of County Limerick.
Ringmoylan Pier is situated on the Shannon Estuary, a few kilometres north of the village of Pallaskenry in Co. Limerick.

 

This concrete structure was built in the 1830s, and was used to discharge turf from boats originating across the estuary in Co. Clare. Local people escaping poverty and hunger were taken from here in small skiffs to ships waiting in the estuary, bound for the U.S.A and Canada. On the other side of the estuary you can see Shannon Airport, Cratloe Village and Bunratty Castle. Ringmoylan is linked to Wild Atlantic Way.
A plaque was recently erected at Ringmoylan to explain the pier’s maritime tradition and the usage of Gandelows for transporting people across the Shannon, salmon fishing, reed cutting, and for lighthouse keeping. It’s a great location for fishing and swimming.