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SW Ireland to Scotland travel route

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SW Ireland to Scotland travel route

We have two weeks in Ireland and Scotland this spring and would like to figure out the simplest way to travel from SW Ireland to Scotland.

Are there planes from Shannon to Glasgow?

Is trying to visit both countries in two weeks too ambitious?

We are hoping to fly into Shannon and focus on SW Ireland, but not sure about our Scotland itinerary.

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1. Re: SW Ireland to Scotland travel route

There are 3 airports in or near the south-west of Ireland - Shannon, Cork and Kerry. Aer Lingus has services which link both Cork and Shannon with Edinburgh and Glasgow. There are no services from Kerry to Scottish Airports. Shannon has services to/from the US but neither Cork or Kerry has US links. For details of all theses services, see www.aerlingus.com. You also currently have the option of travelling between the US and Shannon on Delta and Continental/United.

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2. Re: SW Ireland to Scotland travel route

imho two countries in two weeks is over ambitious...both are lovely places, with wonderful people, but considering you more or less lose a day on arrival due to jet lag and your last day is so busy getting everything together for departure, you are really looking at 12 days...

soooo, i would choose only one to visit....

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3. Re: SW Ireland to Scotland travel route

It kind of depends on your priorities ie: one week visiting scenic Cork & Kerry followed by a week visiting historic Edinburgh for example sounds pretty good and will give you a chance to focus beforehand on the things you wish to see.

You should also consider Belfast as a place worth spending a couple of days next spring with the opening of the new exhibition Titanic Quarter. From Belfast itt is also easy to get a fast ferry over to Scotland adding to the fun of traveling by sea and overland by bus or rail.

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