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Shannon town guide

The Shannon region of Ireland is a place of great beauty, bordered by the dramatic Atlantic coast to the west and to the east by the rugged moon-like plateau of the Burren. This is an area rich in heritage and culture.

Shannon International Airport is only fifteen miles from Limerick, at the heart of the region, so if you hire a car from here you have a fascinating area to explore. You can meander from Limerick, in the south, north up the coast to Galway with incredibly beautiful landscapes to capture your heart.

Along here you will find the cliffs of Moher. Standing up against the might of the Atlantic they are a real sight to behold. Here are six miles of rough-hewn cliffs plunging over six hundred feet into the chill waters of the Atlantic.

The Shannon is of course also Irelands longest river. You can cruise the five hundred mile long Shannon-Erne Waterway by boat and watch the beautiful Irish countryside drift by. Cruise hire fleets help visitors have a memorable holiday experience. Fifteen thousand visitors a year have passed through the waterway since it's opening in 1994.

Off the coast of Galway you can take a trip to visit the Aran Islands. On these three islands the way of life is unique now in Europe. Scenes of the old ways will transport you back in time to an earlier age, in some aspects more gentle than today.

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