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Shannon Airport attractions and Travel Tips

One of the three most important airports in Ireland, the second busiest and one of the most popular, Shannon Airport, located within Shannon, services around 1.4 million passengers a year and serves much of the rugged, enchanting western half of the island. The airport is an important transportation hub for many transatlantic commuters, is a primary refueling stop for cargo flights to the EU and was also an emergency landing strip for the NASA shuttle

HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Shannon Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in Ireland is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!

Inside Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport has a long history of transatlantic service. Originally an important fueling stop for flights bound for North America in the 40's, 50's and 60's, it has since developed into both an important regional hub and a last-stop for passengers to capitalize on US pre-screening facilities.

The airport operates from a single, easy-to-navigate terminal that delivers a modern experience through The Loop, a passenger service that includes shopping, eating and relaxing facilities. The airport is also known for the creation of the Irish coffee, thanks to former official airport chef Joe Sheridan. Sheridan Pub and Restaurant can be found in Shannon Airport that serves his original recipe.

Taking a car hire from Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport is strategically situated in the middle of the western half of Ireland, and as the end destination of the N19 national route a car rental Shannon Airport opens up places such as Limerick, Ennis and Galway within easy reach. For most people heading to Galway, this is the closest airport, and it takes travelers around an hour from point to point. The airport’s central location also means that you can immediately take advantage of the excellent road network with a Shannon Airport car rental and through into Ireland, a tiny country with a big reputation, and timeless charm. With so much to see in a relatively compact area, taking a car hire in Ireland is considered a sound idea by many. You can easily access roads that lead into the rest of Ireland and on to all the major cities in the area, such as Dublin and Belfast, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a car hire Shannon Airport can help make this journey a reality.