Information about flights to Shannon
Perhaps more famous for the airport that serves it, Shannon is one of Ireland’s better-known locations because of its status as a major transport hub. Originally used as a major Atlantic air link at a time when planes didn’t have enough fuel to travel straight across to Europe, today the town has a slight air of refined neglect. But delve a little deeper into the surrounding area and you’ll find places of unparalleled beauty. Flights to Shannon land just outside Shannon Town, a new town which lacks the facilities needed to make it a must-see destination, although there are some affordable hotels which are great for a base when exploring the natural wonders just beyond the town limits.
Exploring the area
Known for its rugged beauty, world-class hiking trails and rolling hills, the Shannon region has long been a popular destination for outdoorsy types. The nearby Dingle Peninsula has picture-perfect coastal views and quaint seaside villages. And if that sounds like your kind of thing, check out the Ring of Kerry Walk. Along the way you’ll discover ancient stone houses and wild, windswept scenery. In Shannon itself, plane enthusiasts will be perfectly at home at the Atlantic Adventures museum. You can even book onto a flight simulator experience while you’re there. There’s a golf club for those looking to spend a bit of quality downtime on the green, and the quaint Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre is ideal for a family afternoon out.
Food and drink
The dining scene in Shannon may not be the most sophisticated, but there are a few lovely little places to try, and there’s a fairly eclectic mix of eateries to choose between, from bistros to homely pubs. And if you’d like to head out for a few drinks, you can pop to one of the town’s lively Irish bars to round off your evening.