Fly to Knock, Ireland West with Ryanair, and you’ll find yourself on the doorstep of some of Ireland’s most famous, iconic and beautiful attractions. Knock flights began when the airport opened back in 1986 as a means of flying in pilgrims to see the famous Knock Shrine, but since then the airport has become instrumental in bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Book fights to Knock Ireland West with Ryanair and discover Ireland’s wild side for yourself!
When to book flights to Knock Ireland West
Ireland isn’t known for a particularly balmy climate but it does get some sunshine and warm temperatures in the summer months, and with long summer evenings Ireland is a pleasure to visit from June – September (though you still may need to bring an umbrella just in case).
Book flights to Knock in winter, and you might have some strong winds to contend with if you’re visiting Ireland’s Atlantic coast. But there are plus sides to this; Ireland is a place that suits the rain, and attractions like the Cliffs of Moher or Dun Aonghasa can be every bit as beautiful and mysterious in winter weather as in the sunshine.
Just make sure you pack for the season, have any layers you need, and you’ll find Ireland is perfect all year round!
What to see in Knock Ireland West
In Knock itself there isn’t a huge amount to see and do; the shrine and museum at knock is the star attraction – and it’s more than enough for the million or so pilgrims who visit the sacred site every year! But there is a lot more to see and do in the west of Ireland, so we recommend hiring a car and taking a drive to some of the incredible sights and natural beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
The entire length of Ireland’s western coast is a thing of great beauty, from the barren Burren landscape in Connemara to the incredible, daunting blackness and size of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, right through to the crashing waves of Ireland’s famous surfing beaches in Sligo and Donegal. What you get to see depends on how long you spend here – it would easily take weeks to drive the full length of the coast to see all of its beauty, o you might have to do some homework and prioritise what you’d like to experience the most.
Many people who fly to Knock Ireland West are coming for a mini-break, and so choose just one area of Ireland’s west to explore more fully. All you need to do is choose the little corner of the country that you most want to discover! Galway, the Burren and the Aran Islands are a really popular area, and are easily reached within just a couple of hours drive from the airport. Choose a hotel in a fairly central part of the area, and you can easily make day tours to some truly unforgettable Irish sights.
In this part of Ireland, the easiest way to get around is to hire a car yourself and drive to the things you want to see. When you book your cheap Knock flights you can reserve car hire from the airport with Ryanair Car Hire, so as soon as you land you can pick up your car and get on the road.
Driving in this part of Ireland is relatively safe, however some rural roads are narrow and very winding, so take care and stay alert.
What to Eat in Knock/Ireland West
Ireland was never particularly famous for its culinary creations, and many traditional Irish meals are very simple ‘meat and potatoes’ affairs that ere cheap and filling. But what Ireland is famous for is its incredible agriculture and the delicious food it produces.
Wild fresh Atlantic seafood, beautiful Irish beef and lamb, tasty home grown vegetables, farmhouse cheeses and much more produce means that restaurants have everything they need to create incredible dishes. Fly to Knock and sample the very best of what Ireland has to offer!
To rent a car in Knock, click here