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Shannon - a great region with great access


"I am delighted to be a patron of The Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau. With 24 routes from all over the UK and Europe to Shannon, Ryanair is investing enormous resources in new aircraft and new routes to bring new visitors to Limerick and Shannon. I urge you to come see the spiritual home of Irish rugby....and the region with some of the best golf clubs, best pubs and best people in the world....." Michael O' Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair. 


Shannon International Airport

The Shannon area is easily reached by air. Shannon International Airport is at the heart of the region and with 200 inbound flights per week, is the easiest way to reach it. There are scheduled flights, on a year round basis to and from major cities in Britain, Europe and North America. Visit Shannon Airport online for specific information on services to/from the airport. Also to note that Cork Airport is less then 90 minutes away.


Irish Ferry Ports

The Shannon Region is approximately three hours drive time from Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Rosslare ferry ports. Fast ferry crossings are available from various UK ports. For specific information on sailing times to and from the relevant Irish ports visit the Irish Ferries website or Stena Line website


Road and Rail

The Shannon area also has main line rail connections with Dublin and Cork and can be reached from any railway station in Ireland. The main rail stations in the region being Limerick and Ennis. A network of national roads and other more scenic routes make the region highly accessible for motorists. Visit Bus Eireann, Irish Rail or AA Ireland to plan your route to the Shannon region!