Shannon

48°
47° - January
48° - February
52° - March
56° - April
61° - May
64° - June
68° - July
67° - August
64° - September
57° - October
52° - November
48° - December
Dec avg
$195
Avg Hotel
$1,257
Est. Airfare

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Description

Some things are better with age--fine wines, good cheese, and your mother's advice--but other things are better when they're brand spankin' new, cars, iPhones, and cities in Ireland. Shannon in County Clare, Ireland is a new city, recently built in the 1960s on reclaimed marshland. With most of its county lines bordered by vibrantly blue ocean or river water and limestone cliffs and most of its rolling hills covered in lush green trees, it's almost incomprehensibly beautiful. Although there's plenty to keep you occupied in Shannon, Ireland--golfing, sailing, shopping, horseback riding--what is truly great about this place is its unspoiled, almost utterly undiscovered feel. Even the true joy of surfing doesn't come from the great Atlantic Ocean waves, but in the stunning views you can take in while you do it. You'll leave Shannon longing for the allure of simpler times.

Beautiful and full of adventure

08/21/13
I lived in Co Limerick for a year while studying, and I never ran out of things to do! You can visit Bunratty Castle, and make friends with some adorable donkeys and miniature horses, see the beautiful Cliffs of Moher (with a great hostel not far away and a great night of drinking and mingling with local culture), or spend some time in Limerick city.
If you're going to into Limerick, I suggest going to the local Milk Market where you can buy the best artesian cheese, homemade chocolates, and fresh fruits and veggies, all while listening to great traditional music. A walk around the city is a must, as there's great shopping, and great people to meet. You can tour King John's Castle, and learn more about historical Limerick, or you can take a bus to Limerick University, where a walk across the bridge will have you in a totally different county of Ireland.
Kaitlyn

Bunratty Castle

One of Ireland's premier attractions, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park traces back through Ireland's history from life in a 19th Century Irish Village to medieval banquets in a stunning 14th Century Castle.
Cost: Adults 15 Euros, Children 9 Euros
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The Cliffs of Moher

Standing 230 meters above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara.
Cost: Free
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County Limerick

Within this rural landscape is the village of Adare one of Ireland's prettiest villages with thatched cottages by the River Maigue. A few kilometers away is one of Ireland's most important archaeological sites at Lough Gur with remains of a settlement from 5000 years ago.
Cost: Free
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Language

English

Currency

[EUR] Euro

Airports

Shannon Airport [SNN]