The centre of the island, between Connemara and Dublin, is a vast plain crossed by the River Shannon and covered with lakes. The groves, farmlands surrounded by rocks, are omnipresent. During the fishing season, the Shannon is actually the best place for fishing enthusiasts as it is well-stocked with fish. The region also offers a very pleasant environment for a quiet holiday, far from the hustle and bustle of Dublin and the west coast.
Cows graze peacefully in a prairie in the heart of the country.© Klaus-Werner Friedric / age fotostock
With landscapes such as these, it is understandable why Ireland is known as the 'green country'© Martin Siepmann / age fotostock;
A region rich in water, many water sports can be practised here© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock;
More than two thirds of the Irish territory is covered with meadows and pastures© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock;
These wet areas are characterised by the presence of ferns© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock;