Scattery Island by artist Phillip Morrison

Nestled away at the mouth of the Shannon estuary, Scattery Island holds a lot of mystery and historic interest. Once the home of Vikings during there take over of Limerick, Scattery was an important foot holding to protect Limerick from attack. Saint Senan himself is buried on the island.

The masters in the art of living make little distinction between their work and their play, their labour and their leisure, their minds and their bodies, their information, their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which, they simply pursue their vision of excellence at whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing.

– James A. Michener