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Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
"Start your day with an early morning pickup from your Dublin hotel or meet your guide in the city center. As you travel toward Ireland’s west coast — the country’s wildest and arguably most beautiful region — listen to tales about Irish history and culture. Gaze out as you cruise along parts of the Wild Atlantic Wa Ireland’s first long-distance driving route on route to County Clare where you’ll see the medieval Bunratty Castle and the surfing village of Lahinch from the window.Upon arrival at the Cliffs of Moher grab a drink or some food at the cafe (own expense) then venture into the visitor center. Discreetly built into the landscape
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Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Cork
"The Cliffs of Moher is the number 1 place to visit in Ireland and leaving from the south of Ireland there are many attractions that can also be enjoyed on route to make the most of your day. We stop in Limerick city the 3rd biggest in Ireland with histor pass through ‘Corofin’ and ‘Kilfenora’ and skirting around ‘Lisdoonvarna’ all of these towns have stories attached and are famous for their summer festivals. Now arriving to a place known as the ‘mini cliffs’ which is a warm up before the big event this is a very beautiful and unusual landscape in the heart of the Burren it was once a coral reef under a tropical sea off the west coast of Ireland. Back millions of years ago when Ireland was on the equator and 80% of the flowers and fauna of Ireland grow there on the face of the Atlantic looking out at the Aran Islands. it’s a great spot for lunch or even a pint and they brew their own beer called ‘Dooliner’! From here we go to the ‘Cliffs of Moher’ but also from Doolin if you wish there is a boat trip available to see the cliffs from below with spectacular views of the from the cliffs we can head off again on our merry journey with maybe a stop in ‘Bunratty Castle’ on the way home. This is a beautiful castle and home to the O’ Brien family for many years and today a big attraction also and with the blarney woollen mill""
From EUR390.00
 
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
"The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atla we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk tapestries and works of art which capture the mood of those times.  You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights sounds
From EUR440.00

Airport Tips (8)

Avoid this rip-off

Car parking is an extortionate nine euro fifty a day - an utter rip off.

You could reduce your costs by parking at the 'Park inn' hotel at eight euro a day (and nothing at all if you drive on the grass around the barriers !).

The Bunratty castle hotel has a very good rate of less than six euro a day, but their shuttle bus only operates from 7.00 am to 2.30 pm. A taxi would cost 18 euro - someewhat negating the saving.

I also wonder what would happen if you just left you car in a local villag or shopping centre and got a bus into the airport = I bet it would work, but I'm not prepared to risk it. You might.

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sourbugger
Mar 30, 2009

Shannon Airport, the BEST Choice

The Shannon airport is the perfect destination for a holiday in West Clare or the southern part of Ireland. It's big enough to have good flight choices, and easy access to cars for hire, but small enough to minimize the inconveniences. And as a bonus, when we traveled the fares were less than to Dublin. Copy and paste the following link into your browser address:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=shannon+airport+ireland&sll=52.695945,-8.921585&sspn=0.160212,0.389328&ie=UTF8&ll=52.695945,-8.921413&spn=0.080106,0.194664&t=h&z=12&om=1

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elmendorfs
Jul 28, 2007

Aer Lingus

We were flying British Airways. They flew us in to Heathrow where we had to catch a connecting flight on their partner Aer Lingus to Shannon. Most of the flights into Shannon appear to be those of Ryan Air, but in addition to Aer Lingus there are flights of American, Aviajet, Air Transat, Continental, Eurocypria. First Choice and Spanair

Warning Note: Aer Lingus charges for food and drink on their flights. If you want anything to eat or drink, you will have to pay for it.

I asked for a wheelchair. Shannon Airport has wheelchairs available free of charge for use within the airport. However, there are no people to push the wheelchairs - my grandson got to push. We went through the nothing to declare line, and then went to get our bags. Now it is not really possible for one person to push a wheelchair and pull two roller bags. We managed to get out to the money exchange window and bought some Euros before we called a taxi to take us to our hotel.

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grandmaR
Jun 23, 2007

Taxi to Bunratty

Because we got into Shannon late in the day, the shuttle bus transportation to the Bunratty Castle Hotel was no longer available. So we had to call a cab. There is a desk in the airport (photo 2) where you can talk to a person who will do this for you. There were no cabs lined up outside the airport at a taxi stand - just a sign saying "Taxi Desk Located In Arrivals Hall" (photo 4).

The taxi when it came was an ordinary car with just a photo ID inside (photo 5) showing that the driver was a taxi driver. The rate to Bunratty Castle Hotel was €20

Current Fares are:

Rate per kilometre €1.30
Rate per mile €2.09

A minimum charge of €7 will apply to all journeys.

The website has a list of fares for other places.

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grandmaR
Jun 21, 2007
 
 
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Hire a car

Roads are easy to travel about. Shannon isnt a main town its an airport. Limerick is 15 mins away, cliffs of Moher is 30 mins and banratty is on the way into limerick. we wished we'd spent more time in Ennis 20 mins from airport. Tipperary isnt worth a visit at all! its 30 mins out of limerick. Spend time at Lahinch by the cliffs of Moher

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Ludders
Jun 04, 2005

Shannon Airport

There are two main airports in Ireland. One in Dublin and one in Shannon. Shannon airport is at a great location where one can start there tour of Ireland right away starting right by Bunratty Castle which is located close by.

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Dazzle88
Dec 23, 2003

The obvious way to get to...

The obvious way to get to Shannon is the Airport. One thing to consider is shopping at the duty-free shop on the way home. Rather than carry Waterford crystal all over Ireland, buy it as you leave! Save the shipping charges (which bring the cost up to sale prices in the States and you pay the same price all over Ireland for Waterford!) No hassle with VAT refunds - no charges for rebating your VAT!

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kathycollins
Sep 12, 2002

HIRE A PRIVATE CAR

WE HIRED A PRIVATE CAR , WE THOUGHT IT MAY BE BETTER TO START OUR TOUR THROUG IRELAND AT SHANNON ; SO WE CAN PRAKTICE DRIVING ON THE LEFT WITH THE CAR IN A SMALLER CITY THAN DUBLIN

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Apr 11, 2004
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