Waterways Ireland launches ‘Google streetview’ for River Shannon

Tourists and visitors from other parts of Ireland are now able to preview what they can expect from the journey along the River Shannon.

Waterways Ireland in association with Google Trekker is launching view of Ireland’s longest river from the waterways – the first such water-based collection of imagery on the Island of Ireland.

It showcases the diverse landscape and heritage of this navigation as well as the different habitats, plants, and animals that are protected ranging under European Wildlife designations.

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It hopes it will promote the Shannon Navigation as a destination for recreation, tourism, mindfulness, education, and heritage appreciation, and it allows waterway communities foster a sense of place.

The Google Trekker footage of the Shannon River is now live on Google Maps and can be viewed in satellite view and map view.

Cormac McCarthy is Environment and Heritage Officer with Waterways Ireland,