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Accommodation for first night near Shannon Airport

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Accommodation for first night near Shannon Airport

My husband and I will be arriving in a few weeks (flying into Shannon), one day before my mother and grandmother arrive. Where would be a good place to spend our first night? We want to stay fairly close to the airport, as we have to be back early the next morning to pick them up, but don't want to waste one of our precious Ireland days by doing nothing. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Accommodation for first night near Shannon Airport

Try the Oakwood Arms www.oakwoodarms.com Its an excellent hotel only a few minutes from the airport.

On the day you arrive you can visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (3 hours or so) and visit Limerick.

Some suggestions to visit in Limerick below:

The Hunt Museum www.huntmuseum.com (free to visit on Sundays!!)

King John's Castle www.shannonheritage.com › Attractions

St, Mary's Cathedral www.cathedral.limerick.anglican.org

Thomond Park Interactive Rugby Museum www.thomondpark.ie/museum/index.php

Then out a bit further:

The National Self-Portrait Collection

The National Watercolour Collection

The Living Bridge - Ireland's longest Pedestrian Bridge.

All in the University of Limerick



For Shopping, the Crescent Shopping Centre is excellent.

Then out a little further:

Adare Village www.adarevillage.com A lovely village

Lough Gur www.loughgur.com

Palatine Museum, Rathkeale www.irishpalatines.org

Craggaunowen www.shannonheritage.com › Attractions › Craggaunowen

Castleconnell en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castleconnell

Clare Glens en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Glens

Glenstal Abbey www.glenstal.org

Killaloe and Lough Derg www.discoverkillaloe.com

Birr www.birrcastle.com

Foynes Flying Boat and Irish Coffee Museum www.flyingboatmuseum.com

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2. Re: Accommodation for first night near Shannon Airport

Thanks for your thoughts! I'll look into all of those links when I get back in town tonight...they look like great suggestions. Thanks again!

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3. Re: Accommodation for first night near Shannon Airport

I've done this before (Shannon Airport by 6:30 am) and stayed in Limerick's Absolute Hotel. It didn't take me longer than 20 minutes to get to the airport from the hotel and I had all the convenience of walking along the river to the Locke Bar, Hunt Museum and several Art galleries.

I really enjoy the Absolute's breakfast, something I frequently share with friends arriving at Shannon.

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