Car Hire Shannon Airport (SNN)
Shannon Springs Hotel
Easirent Car Hire Shannon Airport
Telephone: 00353 (0)8586 16 180
Branch Type: Airport
Branch Code: SNN
Bank Holidays 06:00 – 00:30
Welcome to Easirent Car Hire in Shannon Airport
Hello, my name is Frank and I am the Branch Manager for the Shannon Airport branch. My team and I welcome you to Ireland!
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How to find us when you arrive at Shannon Airport:
Arriving at Shannon Airport by air,collect your luggage and make your way to the collection point outside arrivals. Call 00353 (0)8586 16 180 to arrange the shuttle bus transfer.
Arriving at Shannon Airport by train The closest station is Sixmilebridge Train Station situated 10 minutes from our branch. The best route to the airport is from Limerick (23km) via bus which takes around 1 hour.
Arriving at Shannon Airport by bus JJ Kavanagh & Sons provide a service between Shannon Airport, Limerick and Dublin Airport. All passengers are dropped off and picked up directly outside the doors of the Terminal Building.
Dropping off your car at Shannon Airport Please return your rental car to the Easirent Office and you will be transferred back to the airport in the shuttle bus. The journey from the branch to the airport is approximately 5 minutes.
Shannon Travel Guide
Located in the west of Ireland, Shannon is the second largest city in County Clare, and is the site of the country’s main access point, Shannon International Airport. Taking its name from the River Shannon on which it sits, the town of Shannon is a relatively new addition to the Irish landscape, only achieving town status in the 1960s as part of a move to develop the Irish economy. Today, Shannon is a flourishing town with plenty for visitors to see and do, and offers a great access point to the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way.
Hiring a car in Shannon is the best way to make the most of this charming Irish town, and explore the natural wonders of County Clare and its neighbouring areas.
Locals and tourists can take advantage of Shannon’s leisure facilities and golfing activities, finishing it off with a bite to eat in one of Shannon’s highly-rated restaurants, and a tipple or two in one of the town’s quality bars.
Steeped in Irish culture, Shannon and its surrounding region has got everything the avid traveller could want, from shopping destinations to sporting events, breathtaking natural history and plenty of castles to explore. There’s something for every age group in Shannon.
Deciding on somewhere to stay in Shannon is simple, as there are plenty of options to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a space to stay near the airport you’re in luck, as there are several hotels and accommodation options to suit you.
The Shannon Springs Hotel is perfect for those in search of a hotel handy for the airport. This modern, comfortable hotel is located just five minutes from Shannon Airport, and is the perfect place to rest your head, before you explore County Clare in your rental car. The hotel has 54 spacious, well decorated rooms available, starting from as little as €59 per room, per night.
For something a little more high end, check in to the Oakwood Hotel – Shannon’s newest four star hotel. This hotel is also only a short drive from Shannon Airport, and is great for those looking for a little luxury before setting off on a roadtrip along the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a selection of 103 newly renovated rooms to choose from; so if it’s a family affair or a solo trip, the Oakwood is the place for you. Each of the rooms has superfast broadband and breakfast is served daily from 5am.
The Park Inn by the Radisson is a great mid range hotel, with clean comfortable rooms, and Blair’s bar and restaurant onsite. Each room has an en suite bathroom facility and free high speed WiFi. Guests at the Park Inn can also benefit from the hotel gym, which is free to use once you’ve checked in.
Balally House B&B is a wonderful place to stay, just outside of the centre of town. Known for its homely atmosphere, guests are greeted by owners Dawn and her husband Ryan, who have lived in Shannon after many years of travelling. Balally House serves up a delicious breakfast, which is the perfect way to start a day of sightseeing in the local area.
For those looking to explore the traditional, tranquil side of Shannon, a few nights in Carry Jerry house is the perfect place to stay. Steeped in history, Carry Jerry House was built in 1793 and retains much of its original charm – one of the reasons why so many guests return again and again.
Close enough to local amenities and the airport, so that guests don’t feel isolated, but far enough out to allow guests to enjoy the rugged Irish landscape. With antique furnishings and cosy log burning fires, it’s the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the sights in your holiday hire car.
Restaurants and Bars
You’ll find an eclectic mix of cuisine across Shannon, with everything from Indian, Asian and traditional Irish food on the menu.
Zest Bistro can be found in Shannon town and sources all of its produce locally, and serves up food to the highest of standards. The menu at Zest has been carefully selected to cater for every budget, so it’s the perfect spot to stop if you’re exploring Shannon on a shoestring.
The Zest Bistro is situated inside the Shannon Knights complex, which is home to some of the town’s best bars and bistros.The Terrace Bar in Shannon Knights prides itself on its traditional ‘Dublin pub’ feel, and you’ll be able to purchase bar snacks during the week and a carvery lunch of a weekend.
Also taking up a unit in the Shannon Knights complex is the Rineanna Bar, which is a traditional local bar, with a modern twist. The Rineanna bar is the place to be if you’re looking to have a few drinks and maybe a dance. But, if it’s just dancing you’re after, then make sure you head next door to the Evolution Nightclub, a small club which plays host to some of the country’s biggest and best DJs.
Shopping Streets and Areas
There are plenty of great places to shop in Shannon, with lots of places to buy souvenirs, trinkets, traditional Irish giftware and high street bargains.
Probably one of the most notable places to shop in the town is in the SkyCourt Shannon Town, which sells everything from the latest high street fashion and footwear, to homeware and even has an onsite pharmacy for all of your healthcare needs. The SkyCourt Shopping Centre which is home to many small shopping boutiques, plays host to many different seasonal events throughout they year, so if you’re there at Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day or Halloween, you can be sure that there’s fun to be had for all the family.
Every Friday, the farmer’s market takes place in the city centre, and its the best place to source some delicious food or unique handmade crafts and unusual plants. It’s also a great opportunity to taste some of Shannon’s local produce, from honey, jam and chocolate, to locally-sourced cheese and meat.
The best in Irish craft and designware can be found in Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre, which is set in an 18th century farmhouse and it’s the perfect place to pick up a present or two while you’re on your travels. The Irish Country Pottery store is another good spot to find a unique gift, and is open from 8am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 4pm on Friday.
Destinations and Attractions
As you can imagine with most Irish towns, there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy; whether you’re visiting for leisure, or taking some time out of a business trip, you won’t be stuck for things to do. The Shannon region is peppered with plenty of cultural attractions, and the best way to explore them all, is in your holiday hire car.
Although the town of Shannon is little over 50 years old, it’s home to many relics of bygone times, and it’s where you’ll find Bunratty Castle – the most complete medieval fortress in Ireland, dating all the way back to 1425. You can find the castle just a short drive along the N18 in your rental car, from Shannon town, and you’ll be glad that you visited this magnificent fortress.
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Rich in splendour, the castle is one of the premier tourist attractions in the region, and famously puts on medieval banquets for guests and visitors, which it has done since 1963. It is at these medieval banquets where you can expect to find the Bunratty Castle Entertainers, which are famous in the region, and put on performances for visitors to the castle.
The Cliffs of Mohar are also a must-see destination in the region, and are best accessed in your holiday hire car. Located in the southwestern edge of the Burren region, a short drive from Lahinch, these cliff faces are truly unique to the area, and pull in over a million tourists a year, making them one of the most visited sites in the whole of Ireland.
A breathtaking addition to the Irish landscape, the Cliffs of Mohar sit 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and a little further up the coastline they rise to their highest point of 214 metres, which can be found just north of O’Brien’s Tower. The cliffs offer an unrivalled vantage point of the Aran Islands, which are located in Galway Bay, and the Mamturks and Twelve Pins – two mountain ranges in County Galway.
There are also plenty of other destinations you can visit in the vicinity, from the Burren, which is a vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone and is home to fossils, rock formations, cliffs to climb and caves to explore. You can also drive a couple of miles out of the town and take in the sights of the impressive Shannon estuary, which is where the Shannon – Ireland’s longest river – flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Here you’ll find diverse flora and fauna, and you can swap your hire car for a ferry and take a tip out onto the water.