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In the early days of its existence the population of Shannon was drawn from all over the country, indeed from all over the world.  This gave Shannon Town a cosmopolitan flavour that was unique in 1960s Ireland.  Since then influxes of population groups from, for example, Northern Ireland in the early 1970s, Chilean refugees and more recently from countries such as Poland, Nigeria, India etc have contributed to the diversity that is so much a part of the social fabric of Shannon.

The fact that so many people arrived in Shannon with no prior connection to the area helped to create a unique community spirit which has continued to be a feature of the town as it has matured and developed.

 

The current population of Shannon Town stands at 9,222