The Region is easily reached by road or rail.
Ennis, Limerick and Galway City are on the National Train grid and have
daily services from Dublin. Limerick City is the Shannon Region's major
rail hub and bus connections can also take you onward to Ennis
and points in Clare. Clare and Galway are also well serviced by a network
of Bus Routes.
By air the easiest way to reach Clare is via
Shannon International Airport.
There are scheduled flights to Shannon daily, on a year-round basis from Dublin,
London, Manchester and Birmingham and a several times weekly service between
Belfast and Shannon. From Europe, there is a high frequency service from Paris
(from 1999) And during the summer there are charter series directly to Shannon
from cities in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Norway
High frequency direct schedule or charter flights, year-round, to Shannon
operate from some of the major cities in North America including New York,
Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Toronto.
Shannon also has a number of schedule flights weekly from Moscow, Minsk and
There is also an Airport in Galway which offers domestic flights.
Sea ferry services operate, year-round, from the U.K. and France.
Ferries travel to Cork, Rosslare, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin ferryports.
Larne is approx. 5 hours.
West Clare is well served by the public bus network. Given the remoteness of some of the attractions, especially the Burren, a rental car is probably the most practical option.
Car hire is available at the nearby Shannon Airport from Ireland Car Hire