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Aillwee Caves

Distance from Shannon Airport: 59.4 km

With its stalactites, stalagmites, relics of bears, and a waterfall – the Aillwee Cave, beneath the Burren, has become one of Ireland’s leading attractions. Travel through beautiful caverns, over bridged chasms and under weird formations. An essential part of any tour to the Burren. Craft shop, restaurant and coffee shop.

Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle

Distance from Shannon Airport: 12 km

Ireland’s Top Day Visitor Attraction. Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425, it was authentically restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour, with furnishings and tapestries capturing the mood and style of the times. The Folk Park, set on 26 acres, recreates 19th Century Ireland. The park features include recreated village street, 8 farmhouses, a watermill, blacksmith’s forge, Mac’s pub and restaurant and a display of 19th Century agricultural machinery. A range of activities can be organised on request – dancing and singing in Mac’s Pub, treasure trails, demonstrations, fashion shows, etc. Famous medieval banquets are held nightly year-round.

Adare Heritage Centre

Distance from Shannon Airport: 42.6 km

The Adare Heritage Centre with exhibition and audio-visual show takes you back to share the excitement and colour of the town’s rich and varied history. Also feature tourist information office, coffee shop, woollen mills outlet and craft shop. Ideal coach stop in one of Ireland’s prettiest villages. New guided walking tours of Adare village.

Aqua Dome

Distance from Shannon Airport: 123 km

Ireland’s largest waterworld complex. It features sky high water slides, wave pools, raging rapids, lazy river, whirlpool spas, bubble seats and a children’s play area. Also under the huge dome is a luxury adult sauna suite – the stress free zone! Restaurant / Coffee Shop.

King John’s Castle

Distance from Shannon Airport: 25.8 km

A visitor attraction of international standard, in the heart of Limerick’s Mediaeval Heritage Precinct on King’s Island. Features of the castle include 13th Century King John’s Castle restored and interpreted; imaginative models and 3 dimensional displays, interpreting 800 years of Limerick’s and Ireland’s history; audio-visual show on Limerick’s complex and turbulent history. Spectacular views from towers of the river Shannon which flows by it. Already pre-Norman houses, fortifications and siege mines have been excavated on the grounds of King John’s Castle. Available day or night for special group functions. Most special requests can be catered for. Floodlit by night.

Birr Castle Demesne

Distance from Shannon Airport: 105 km

The double award winning Birr Castle Demesne in Birr, Co. Offaly is a world renowned garden, park and arboretum with over 1000 different species of trees and shrubs. With lake, fernery, fountain, rivers waterfalls and the world’s tallest box hedges Birr Castle Demesne is an earthly paradise. The Demesne also boasts the giant 72 inch reflecting telescope built in 1845, which was for 70 years the largest in the world. The telescope is at present under restoration and will be the central attraction in Ireland’s first Historic Science Centre, opening in 1988. Changed theme exhibition each year. Facilities also include a Tourist Office and an excellent Coffee Shop serving lunch and tea.

Lar Na Pairce (The Story of the Gaelic Games)

Distance from Shannon Airport: 103 km

Housed in an elegant 19th century building, this exhibition tells the story of Gaelic games through legendary times to the present day. It includes hurling, football, camogie and handball. The exhibition includes displays on Cuchulainn, landlords, hurley making, broadcasting, hall of fame, Sam Melbourne Collection of GAA memorabilia and artefacts.

Aran Islands
Aran Islands

Aran Islands

Distance from Shannon Airport: 73 km

The Aran Islands are one of the last outposts of Gaelic civilisation where Irish is still the spoken language of the inhabitants. The islands are stunningly beautiful and feature cliffs, incredible rugged landscapes, ancient forts and other relics of our prehistory. Traditional Irish Music is a feature of the Island’s pubs.Travel to the islands, from Doolin (the shortest crossing point), by Ferry, in less than 30 minutes.

Cliffs of Moher

Distance from Shannon Airport: 63.4 km

One of Ireland’s top attractions, the Cliffs of Moher stand against the might of the Atlantic Ocean. O’Brien’s Tower is located on the highest cliff and is an exceptional viewing point. The Cliffs can be visited daily, year-round. O Brien’s tower open daily, March to October. Visitor centre open year round.