Shannon is located in the south east corner of County Clare, one of Ireland's premier tourism counties. It has an abundance of visual riches from the famous River Shannon, to its rugged Atlantic coastline, with its towering cliffs and golden 'blue flag' beaches.
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Things to do in Shannon
- Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Bunratty Castle is one of Ireland's most popular attractions. Built in 1425 and restored in the 1950s, this castle is the most complete medieval fortress in the country.
- Take in the natural beauty of The Burren
The Burren is the massive, stark limestone landscape in western Ireland. This area is a photographer's dream, with over 700 varieties of flowering plants, and many of them continue to bloom even in mid-winter.
- Go underground at Aillwee Cave
While you're at the Burren, visit one of the most beautiful caves in the world. About 15,000 years ago, water from the prehistoric ice age began to melt. It carved a breathtakingly beautiful tunnel into the limestone beneath the Burren.
- Visit the Cliffs of Moher and O'Brien's Tower
The Cliffs of Moher are western Ireland's top visitor attraction, and well worth the 40 mile drive from Shannon Airport. The Cliffs are one of Ireland's foremost bird-breeding sites - including the Irish mainland's largest colony of Puffins.
- Spend time in Limerick city
To get a real sense of everyday life in Ireland, spend a day in the city of Limerick. Although there are several tourist attractions in this small, comfortable city, you may have the most fun exploring the many stores and shops. Limerick is one of Ireland's most relaxed and friendly cities. Fans of Frank McCourt's best-selling novel, Angela's Ashes, will enjoy the walking tour that includes over 20 sites from the book.