Wild Atlantic Way

Shannon Airport - your gateway to Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way

Shannon Airport is your gateway to Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way – one of the wildest, most incredible driving routes in the world.

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches along Ireland’s West coast from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South and Shannon Airport is at its very heart. Along the way you can stop at 157 Discovery Points and learn more about this fascinating area, its colourful people, gorgeous villages and towns, ancient culture, fantastic hotels, B&Bs and castles, wonderful food, famous drink and breath-taking scenery.

Take in some of the 15 Signature Experiences, such as celebrating the summer solstice at Féile Grianán Áiligh in Donegal or trekking across the sands on a Connemara Pony in Galway. See yourself, visiting a 6th century settlement in the morning, savouring a seafood feast amid native Irish speakers at lunch and tucking into a banquet in a 15th Century castle at dinner. In between, you are left speechless by your surroundings. Or not, as you indulge in your passion for surfing, boating or fishing. Or you can simply let your mind and body wander in some of the many rich forests of Donegal, golden beaches of Mayo or wild limestone pavement landscapes of Clare. What an adventure.

Shannon Airport is the only airport on the Wild Atlantic Way that has daily direct flights from the US, Europe and the UK. When you arrive in Shannon, you are on the Wild Atlantic Way and can choose to follow the route North to Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal or South to Kerry and Cork. An hour away are the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular attraction in the West of Ireland.

Whatever you’re planning, make sure you start and finish at Shannon Airport, your gateway to Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way.

Discover more by downloading Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way or alternatively you can tour the Wild Atlantic Way starting at Shannon Airport for full details see below.

Railtours Ireland First Class 6 Day Wild Atlantic Way Tour
This 6 day tour from Railtours Ireland First Class, leaves from Shannon Airport and allows you to discover the western Wild Atlantic Way and the famous Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland.   For full details click here.

Railtours Ireland First Class 8 Day Wild Atlantic Way  Tour
Starting your tour in Shannon this is an 8 day itinerary that captures many highlights of a great Irish vacation. Discover the Norman history of Limerick City at King John's Castle, Kiss the famous Blarney Stone, stand in awe at the top of The Cliffs of Moher, and experience the Wild Atlantic Way on the Aran Islands, along the shoreline of Clare and Galway. Enjoy all that Dublin has to offer and end your journey touring the majestic Ring of Kerry and returning from Shannon.  For full details click here.


Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara Co. Galway