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Shannon is located in the south-eastern part of County Clare, Ireland. The airport close to the town is the second largest in Ireland, and an excellent base from which to explore county Clare and the west of Ireland. The surroundings are lush and green, but once you hit the coast, you’ll find dramatic cliffs and crashing waves at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, as well as charming little seaside towns. There’s lots of ancient history, legends and folklore around here and the traditional Irish music offers a deeper glimpse into the hearts and souls of the Irish.

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See and do

The town itself is named after the Shannon River located here, and is relatively new; it was only formed in 1982. But all of County Clare’s attractions are close by, some of which are full of ancient history, which you can discover in historic and pre-historic sites like Poulnabrone Domen and Bunratty Castle. 
Shannon is close to three very fascinating cities – Limerick, Ennis and Galway – all of which are a joy to explore. Like most of Ireland, County Clare is lush and green, so driving from one location to the next is scenic and pleasant. Each town has its own special atmosphere and personality, but all of them are lively and full of atmosphere. And after you’ve had your fill of the towns themselves, why not discover the magic that surrounds them on a mountain bike or hiking trail? In fact, the best way to explore Shannon and truly absorb the beauty of its surroundings is by walking. There are a variety of trails you can take that will lead you through some of the most exquisite parts of the country, full of rolling countryside, fertile valleys and plains.

Shannon Airport – SNN

Shannon Airport is located 24km north of Limerick City, 22km south of Ennis town and 90km from Galway. It covers approximately 2000 acres in Country Clare and around 3 million people travel through here annually.
Food and beverage: The airport has a coffee shop, café, restaurant and pub.
Currency Exchange: There are currency exchange facilities and ATMs in the check-in area, the departure lounge and the Customs Hall. 
Lost Luggage: For luggage lost within the airport terminal, visit the Lost Property Office in the Arrivals Hall. For luggage lost in transit or left on board your flight, contact the relevant airline-handling agent at the airport.
Airport Hotels: Park Inn Shannon Airport. Nearby: Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon Court Hotel, Carrygerry House Hotel.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Dooley Payless Car Rental, Europcar, Hertz.
Airport Hub: Shannon International Airport (code SNN) is a hub for Air Lingus, Air Lingus Regional and Ryanair.

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