Castleconnell is a heritage village bordering the River Shannon in East Limerick. It takes it’s name from Irish name for the castle built by the Gunning clan in 1000AD — Caislean Ui gConaing or Gunnings Castle.
The history of the area goes back to the Mesolithic age with the earliest cremated burials in Europe being discovered by the River Shannon. Centuries later, the location become a popular spa resort for visiting gentry and soon, imposing mansions with large wooded estates were being built with views over the majestic river.
This section of the site explores the history of Castleconnell giving information about our many historic buildings and monuments, as well as important local figures, past and present.