Banagher Park is an open and peaceful green along the bank of the River Shannon. The park is owned by the Community and managed by Banagher Shannon Bank Park Committee, a group of trustees who are responsible for the overall management of the facility since 1979. It has been reclaimed and developed into one of the most popular relaxing community facilities, and is a unique space falling between the Shannon and the old canal.
Why not unwind and relax in the haven of the open green with a picnic or a book. If you’re feeling energetic, then perhaps you might enjoy the outdoor floating swimming pool or take a walk or jog along the looped walking track as you enjoy the peace and tranquillity. At any time, you might perhaps spot swans, corncrake or snipe around the banks of the River Shannon. Dogs are welcome along the walking track but we do ask that you keep them on a lead.
There’s also plenty to see of cultural and historical significance in the park. You’ll find Cromwell’s Castle located in the park grounds, and if you follow the information boards you’ll find the perfect spot to view Banagher’s beautiful bridge as you read and learn about its history. Visit ‘The Trollope Bridge” a miniature replica built by the community to celebrate Anthony Trollope’s bicentenary and the time he spent in Banagher.
There is a circular walk around the park which incorporates the castle, pitch and putt course, clubhouse, swimming pool, original Canal House and the disused Canal Lock.