Gateway to the 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. You deserve to start your holiday the moment you arrive and we’re certain you’ll love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed!
You’ll arrive right into the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way and in just half an hour of touching down, you could be driving along the route that stretches along Ireland’s West coast from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South.
Along the way, you can stop at 157 Discovery Points and learn more about this coastal region, its colourful people, gorgeous villages and towns, ancient culture, fantastic hotels, B&Bs and castles, wonderful food, famous drink and lots and lots of breath-taking scenery!
Let the route take you
While you will want to plan a little, we recommend you take in your surroundings as you drive and you’ll naturally come across some of the 15 Signature Experiences. These include celebrating the summer solstice at Féile Grianán Áiligh in Donegal or trekking across the sands on a Connemara Pony in Galway.
Imagine visiting a 6th century settlement in the morning, savouring a seafood feast with native Irish speakers at lunch and tucking into a banquet in a 15th Century castle at dinner. In between, you’ll be left speechless by your surroundings. 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. A real adventure awaits!
Shannon is at the heart of it all
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 practically on the route itself and can choose to follow the route north to Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal or south to Kerry and Cork. And just one 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.
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