Shannon Ireland Airport is the main entry point to the west of Ireland. Shannon is a rural airport that has been expanded in recent years to include all the facilities necessary to serve major international airlines.
Airliners from Britain, continental Europe, and North America fly non-stop to Shannon International Airport each day. The airport is located 20 miles west of Limerick.
I like to sit in the airport coffee shop and relax while I drink a strong coffee with real cream before venturing out into the Irish countryside. There are cafes, a book and news shop, a bar and several duty-free shops at Shannon Airport for your convenience.
Buses travel to and from Shannon each day to Ireland’s major cities. You can catch a ride to Ennis, Galway, Limerick and other towns on Bus Eireann or Citylink.
A taxi will take you almost anywhere in Ireland from Shannon. You can even get a long distance ride to Donegal. Granted, it’s an expensive ride, but it’s nice to have the option if you need it.
Renting a car or taking a group tour bus are common ways to depart the airport. If you rent a car, you will experience the thrill of starting on the left side of the narrow, winding road and making your way through the beautiful Irish countryside. Just make sure you have a map (and maybe a GPS system) and you’re on your way!