World’s End has a nice, other wordly ring to it and it’s an attractive swimming spot on the River Shannon. The location is used also by canoeists and the local boat club, but there is plenty of room for everybody.
Access to the water is via a slippery slip way and then you are into the dark but refreshing waters. There are some rocks underneath and you are quickly out of your depth. We made a point of sticking close to the shore and had a nice relaxed swim.
Like all rivers be careful and don’t swim out unless you know the waters well and are confident in your ability.
This is a calm location with a fair amount of parking and some space for a picnic on a good day.
Directions : On the Dublin Limerick M7 motorway take exit 28. From there get onto the R445 for Castleconnell. Finding World’s End is a bit complicated, so you are best to ask in the village for directions.