Limerick on first glance does not look a maritime county, but you have not counted on the Shannon Estuary. This is the largest river in the UK and Ireland and its estuary is a maritime haven all in itself. It even boasts its own resident pod of dolphins, of which there are only three along the entire west coast of Ireland. What do you think they live on! The Shannon has several deep water ports including Foynes in Co. Limerick and truly exceptional sea fishing is available along large parts of its coastline. A knowledgeable Limerick SAC angler in 2002 put a specimen 30 lbs blonde ray back from a shore mark... so imagine what's available from a boat!