Shannon Airport is located approximately 24Km from Limerick City, 22km from Ennis and 90Km from Galway city. A bus service is operated by Bus Eireann from outside the arrivals terminal. There is no rail connection at the airport. Journey time to Limerick is approximately 20 minutes. Journey time to Galway is approximately 75 minutes. A taxi service is available from the airport. Details on transport to and from the airport can be found on www.shannonairport.com
Explore the cityLimerick streets are steeped in history yet have a contemporary vibe; the medieval lanes surrounding King John’s Castle, the 800 year old St. Mary’s Cathedral, the elegant Georgian architecture of Pery Square and the treasure trove that is the Hunt Museum live side by side with the sociability of the city’s citizens, a buzzing nightlife, a thriving arts scene and a vibrant menu of year round festivals and events and a flourishing restaurant scene. Limerick is also rightly famed as the sporting capital of Ireland with the “spiritual home” of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park, dominating the city skyline. Gaelic football, hurling, golf, horse-racing, walking and cycling are also popular pursuits in Limerick and a wide range of top quality accommodation options makes this University City a must stop visit.
Adventure for allEnjoy castles, museums, sea-life centres, historic train-rides, pet-farms, dolphin watching, horse and greyhound racing and island and river-boat trips; Bunratty Castle and Folk Park with its restored castle and 26 acre folk park re-creating 19th century Ireland. Aillwee Cave and Doolin Cave Co. Clare allows you explore Ireland underground. In the Shannon Estuary over 100 bottlenose dolphins can be visited via tour boats and each magical encounter is different! Monastic sites on The Aran Islands, Holy Island and Scattery Island can all be visited by boat.
Get active!Your choices include game, coarse and sea fishing, horse-riding, walking, cycling, karting, rock climbing, mountain biking,skydiving, falconry, bird watching, water sports and River Shannon cruising. As for golfers, the immediate area boasts 25 great golf courses. For garden enthusiasts follow the Shannon Region Garden Trail and explore the 18 gardens throughout the area.
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Events and entertainmentIf there is one thing we're good at it's enjoying ourselves and enticing all our visitors to join in the fun. Festivals take place all year round and crowd the calendar during the summer months. There are so many festivals to choose from; traditional Irish music, choral, classical, arts and heritage, angling, book, walking, writing, ballooning, craft and food fairs, film, drama and theatre and numerous summer schools.