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    The most obvious thing to do...

    by sourbugger Written Sep 9, 2008

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    at Shannon airport is to fly somewhere.

    Shannon is not exactly the largest of airports, and nowadays is mainly supported by a good range of Ryanair flights to the U.K and Europe.

    Air Lingus (the flag carrier) has all but pulled out, reckoning that they can make more money basing themselves in Belfast.

    Long haul flights to the states still happen, due in part to a long-standig agreement to route some transatlantic flights through what is Europe's most westerly airport.

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    Have an irish Coffee

    by sourbugger Written Sep 8, 2008

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    Despite what may will tell you, Irish Coffee began from the time of the first flights across the atlantic during WWII.

    Shannon Int. Airport became one of the last airports for re-fuelling, and it was here that the bartender Joe Sheridan invented this calorific nightmare in a glass..

    Tea had been drunk with whiskey for years but it was Joe who mixed coffee, brown sugar, and fine whisky, topped with whipped (some say it must not be whipped) cream and served the drink in a glass.

    It must be the only drink to my knowledge that was actually invented in what is normally a god forsaken place : the airport bar.

    NB - some claim that he invented it back in the early 30's at the more romantically sounding Foynes sea-plane base (closed about 1936), which was just across the estuary.

    Either way, he made that beautiful calorific nightmare to add to the world's general enjoyment and sense of well-being. Mine's a double, has Seamus bin in ?

    drinks all round for my good friends - virtually !

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    Cliffs of Moher

    by cleomedes Written Mar 8, 2008

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    The Cliffs of Moher (cliffs of the ruin).
    The cliffs rise between 120 m (394 ft ) and 214 m (702 ft) and stretch for 8km above the Atlantic Ocean. Moher tower, located at Hag's Head, is a square stone ruin.

    Car: €8.00

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    Bunratty Folk Park

    by cleomedes Written Mar 8, 2008

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    Around Bunratty Castle is the 8-hectare (20-acre) theme park, Bunratty Folk Park. The re-creation of 19th-century Irish villages includes thatched cottages, farmhouses, and an entire village street, with a school, post office, pub, grocery store, print shop, and hotel -- all open for browsing and shopping. Fresh scones are baked in the cottages, and craftspeople ply such trades as knitting, weaving, candle making, pottery, and photography. It's all a bit cute, and yet it's quite fun, too.

    Admission €12 ($16) adults

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    Inisheer, Aran Island

    by elmendorfs Written Jun 30, 2007

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    The ONE sunny day that we had on this trip, we spent at Inisheer. And even with the sun shining brightly, it was very cold in the late afternoon waiting on the dock for the return ferry. But this was an experience that we would not have wanted to miss. Heather and Megan rented bikes and had a wonderful time 'exploring'. Sheila and I missed the horse drawn carts, so we took the 'Taxi'. The taxi was a somewhat aged Toyota minivan, and the driver was nice but seemed more intent on getting us around the island and back for his next fare, than in meeting our needs. We enjoyed meeting a local lady who was knitting and selling sweaters and caps from her home. The scenery was beatiful and even the shipwreck was interesting. Sheila and I walked more than we would have liked and the terain is fairly steep in places, but we enjoyed relaxing in he pub while the girls expended their energy on the bikes.

    Inisheer Skyline Heather riding through granite fields 1960 Shipwreck Graveyard on Inisheer Megan riding along rock wall
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    Great views

    by Ludders Updated Jun 4, 2005

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    You must see the cliffs of moher, theres a large car park on arrival its states 4 euros but there nobody there to collect it! you walk up a large slate lined path to a small building to see the main views of the cliffs and the three isles of arran. Stunning and well worth the drive! see it at sunset.

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    Visit Ennis

    by cleomedes Written Mar 8, 2008

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    With narrow streets and quaint shops in every nook, Ennis is, perhaps, the most endearing town in Ireland.

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    If you go to Ireland, you must...

    by agarces Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you go to Ireland, you must see the Cliffs of Moher.
    Not sure of the history behind these cliffs, but are a beautiful site to see.

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Shannon Hotels

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  • Renvyle House Hotel

    North of Tully, Renvyle, Connemara, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Ramada Lough Allen

    Drumshanbo, Leitrim, County Leitrim, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Oak Wood Arms Hotel

    Smithstown, Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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