Close to the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher stands the O' Brien's Tower. The Tower was built by Cornelius O' Brien, according to a story, to impress female visitors. It offers a great spot for watching the mighty cliffs.The tower is open (weather permitting) 9.30-18, March-Octobermore
The Burren is a stony, limestone region full of unique plants and animals, various topography including caves and underground streams, castles, old cemeteries, and even ancient burial sites called dolmen.The Burren is located just inland from the Cliffs of Moher, and you will most likely pass through the area on your way to or from the cliffs.more
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre is open 9.30-17.30 all year, except 9-19 June to August. There is a tourist centre and a small souvenirs shop at the center. A new center will be opened in 2007, so the opening times might change. Check out the webpage www.shannonheritage.com for any changes.more
Not far from the Cliffs of Moher stands unique Kinvarra Castle. It was built on a piece of land entirely surrounded by water, except for the narrow neck which provides the entrance. Around the edge of the water is a small stone wall, and the castle itself consists of a rather large wall and a single square tower. The large arched front gate was...more
The Cliffs of Moher are some of the most impressive features of a country full of beauty. Here, along the West coast of Ireland, the cliffs stretch unbroken for 5 miles and reach heights of 656 feet above the sea. Carefully peeking down over the edge, you will witness the surf crashing against the rocks far below, along with grasses and trees...more
The Cliffs are really something. Some of the reach up to 700 feet high. And there are natural platforms that jut out the side meaning that by lying down on your stomach and put your head over the side, you can almost see underneath yourself. It was very windy, and not being the best at heights, the blood did rush out of my head at first, but once...more
While on a three hour layover in Shannon, we immediately hunted own the airport pub for some fresh Guinness beer. From our gate near the end of the terminal it was quite a walk to the pub, passing the duty free store, a bookstore, a souvenir shop, and restrooms before arriving at the pub. We ordered a few rounds of tasty Guinness beer, which cost $7 if you pay in USD or a little cheaper at 4.50 if you pay in Euro. The bartenders and guests were pleasant, and the bar area is big and comfortable.
From their website: "The Sheridan Food Pub is located in the departures lounge and is available to passengers only. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink prior to departure or choose from a range of delicious hot food and snacks. The bar is named after Joe Sheridan, a former chef at Shannon Airport. Joe invented the world famous Irish Coffee in 1943. Today, over 50 years later Irish Coffee is firmly established and still tasting great. So, why not try this special drink, made to the original receipt developed by Joe."
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I flew into Shannon International on a trip from the US to the Middle East. The airport is small, but growing, as it is one of the four busiest international gateways in Ireland.
The runway and terminal were constructed from 1936 to 1942, and the airport was a popular spot for intercontinental flights to stop and refuel before the long journey across the Atlantic in the 1950s and 1960s. While Shannon has set records in numbers of passengers in recent years, it has also faced the problem of reduced flights and airlines; it has counteracted this problem by allowing many US military flights to stopover in Shannon on their way to Iraq and/or Afghanistan.
The international terminal has a pub, a duty free shop, a book store and a few cafes that are available for passengers awaiting continuing flights.
Believe me, you do want to be careful when you're walking along here (especially when it's been raining) It's a drop of about 700ft before you reach the bottom - and then you probably land on rocks! You DON'T want to slip and fall near the edge!!!
Favorite thing: Another view of these massive cliffs. The castle on the end is atleast 3 sotreys high, so you can kind of figure out how far down it is to the sea!