The Shannonbridge Fortifications overlooking the bridge is one of the most iconic buildings along the River Shannon.
These Napoleonic Fortifications were built by the British Military and date from 1810. This unique structure protected the bridge against a French invasion from the west. In military terms the Fortifications at Shannonbridge are known as a “Tete de Pont” which means Bridgehead Defence. They have been described as one of the best examples of Napoleonic Fortifications in Britain and Ireland.
This historic Napoleonic Fort sits on the banks of the River Shannon. The main building of “The Fort” was restored by Fergal & Linda Moran and it is the perfect place to stop and visit when in the area.
Visit the free Exhibition in the main building of the Fortifications. This gives you an insight into why these Napoleonic Fortifications were built along the River Shannon. You can also follow the self guided walk around The Fort.