Shannon Airport is located in Shannon, County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. The airport is approximately 10 miles from Limerick, and 12 miles from Ennis.
Shannon Airport is not as busy as Dublin Airport, but has a stopover of just one hour on most transatlantic flights. Visitors from Britain and Europe can also fly directly to Shannon Airport.
If you plan on visiting the west of Ireland, you may like to arrange for your itinerary to begin and end at Shannon. This makes for an excellent tour of Ireland if planned in a loop to include some of the countries major towns and attractions. It will definitely save you a few hours in travel time!