Why You Should Visit Shannon
The charming town of Shannon is the perfect place to explore some of the many wonders in the Shannon Region of Ireland. Here you are within touching distance of some of the country’s most beautiful castles and monasteries like King John’s Castle and Bunratty Castle, many of which are home to very interesting and detailed visitor centers perfect for all of the company to learn more. Within Shannon itself you will find plenty of quaint places to eat and drink, while the natural landscape surrounding the town is noted for its stunning beauty – be sure to visit the famous Cliffs of Moher which look out over the Atlantic.
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Arriving In Shannon
Shannon Airport is the third busiest airport in Ireland located just 5 km outside of the town of Shannon in County Clare. The airport is set within a single terminal complex and offers all of the basic facilities you would expect including duty-free shopping, a 24-hour restaurant and a couple of cafés to keep travelers happy. When you have arrived at the airport you can flag down a taxi to reach Shannon or visit one of the car-rental agencies at the airport.
Although Shannon Airport offers a few long-haul flights, you will not be able to travel from the UAE to Shannon directly and will instead need to make a stopover somewhere. The airport has a number of seasonal connections to leading airports like Frankfurt and Vienna as well as regular flights to and from London Heathrow and Manchester, so it is possible to make the journey from the UAE with just the one stopover.
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Shannon Travel Information
UAE nationals can travel to Ireland as part of the Visa Waiver Programme which can be applied for online for before flying out. The weather is relatively mild for most of the year in Shannon with average highs below 20 degrees during the height of summer. When you have arrived at the airport there are a few leading car rental agencies in Shannon with offices on site, so it is straightforward to rent a vehicle straight away.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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