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The vibrant city of Limerick is well served by flights to nearby Shannon Airport and well-connected to other Irish airports if Shannon should not prove convenient.
As a major cultural centre there is always plenty of events happening in Limerick for lovers of the arts. It holds annual music festivals in May (classical) and June to July (traditional) and an international visual arts festival in March to May.
During the summer months there is more demand for flights to Limerick.
Shannon Airport is situated in County Clare just 16 miles west of Limerick. The N18 dual carriageway offers a convenient and quick connection to Limerick from the airport that should take no longer than half an hour to drive. An hourly bus service departs from the airport to Limerick taking just over an hour to reach the city centre. There is no rail service available but taxis can be found just outside the arrivals entrance.
There is a wide choice of car rental services available from the arrivals lounge and you can book your car rental in advance through Expedia and save yourself time and money.
Facilities in the airport also include a choice of restaurants and shops, places where you can change money, ATMs and Wi-Fi access. Shannon Airport was actually the birthplace of Duty-Free shopping.
Shannon is one of Ireland’s main airports and offers scheduled flights to many European and North American destinations. Flights are available from passenger airlines that include Ryanair, Aer Lingus, United Airlines, US Airways, Aer Lingus Regional and Delta Air Lines.
Nearly 1.5 million passengers use Shannon Airport each year making it the third busiest airport in Ireland.
UK flights take about 1 hour 30 minutes and are available from London Heathrow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted and Manchester. The most popular routes are those from London with London Heathrow alone accounting for 250,000 passengers every year.
Should you need accommodation near Shannon Airport there are a couple of options on its doorstep, but with Limerick itself so close you may just as well enjoy a night in what is a very welcoming city indeed.
Limerick is also accessible from other Irish airports and can be reached by road in under two hours from the following destinations.
Kerry Airport is around a 1 hour and 20 minute drive away using the N21. UK flights are available from London Luton and London Stanstead.
Cork Airport is 1 hour 40 minutes away from Limerick on the M8. UK flights are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow (International), Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.