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What to do in Shannon
Shannon is your gateway town to the heart of Ireland’s beautiful Shannon Region. The region is known for the famous Shannon Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher, but there are plenty more waiting for all its visitors. From diverse landscapes to golden beaches, it’s time for you to see what’s going on in Shannon.
Get a glimpse of Ireland’s rich history with a visit to the iconic sites. Enjoy a tour of the mighty Bunratty Castle, King John’s Castle, and the Hunt Museum to see the works of Renoir and Picasso. Go on an hour’s drive to the fascinating Caherconnell Stone Fort next and breathe in the freshest air.
For a site that will leave you breathless, hop on a car and head straight to the Cliffs of Moher. This breathtaking scenery of the cliffs, beach, hills, and islands is only an hour away from Shannon as well. You can even see its featured limestone patterns, underground rivers and caves, vibrant alpine plants, Celtic crosses, and the ruins of Cistercian Abbey.
Once you’ve seen the beach below the Cliffs of Moher, you’d be tempted to grab your bathers! Spend a day at County Clare's Atlantic coastline for its craggy cliffs and sandy beaches. Have a go at kayaking, water skiing, or riding the waves with your surfboard. You can even go diving at Kilkee!
If you’re travelling with the kids, say hello to the dolphins of Shannon Estuary. And for a more relaxing time in the water, you’ll enjoy renting a boat and even casting a line to fish in Lough Derg lake.
When to visit Shannon
The best time to visit Shannon is from April to October for great weather during your trip. If you want to save more Euros on airfare and accommodation, book your Shannon flights and lodging during Ireland’s shoulder season on spring (February-April) and autumn (August-October).
Australians can fly to the Ireland and travel to Shannon visa-free for up to 3 months. Make sure that you have a passport that’s valid for at least six months when you return to Australia. Just visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service and Smartraveller for more up-to-date travel info.
Travelling to and around Shannon
Your plane will be landing at Shannon Airport, where there are taxis, buses, and rental cars ready to take you to the city proper. You can travel around Shannon and the rest of the region by bus, taxi, car rental, boat, ferry, and booked tours.
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