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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Located just off the N18 Limerick/Ennis Road (just ten minutes from Shannon Airport).
From Dublin: Railtours Ireland operate a one day tour from Dublin to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Galway Bay. Railtours schedule here.
Directions to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park from Shannon
Directions to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park from Limerick
King John's Castle
Located on the heart of Kings Island, Limerick City. Travelling from Dublin, follow the signs for Shannon Airport and King John's Castle is on your left. From Shannon Airport follow the signs for Dublin and the castle will be on your right.
Craggaunowen is located off the R469 near the village of Quin, Co. Clare. The route is clearly signposted at several junctions on the N18 Limerick Galway route and also from R462 from Cratloe Co. Clare and the R469 from Ennis Co. Clare.
Distance in kilometers from: Shannon Airport 30, Quin Village 11, Sixmilebridge 10 and Bunratty Folk Park 19.
Knappogue Castle, is located just outside Quin Village, and is just 15 miles from Shannon Airport.
From Shannon Airport take the main Ennis / Galway road (N18 ) taking the Quin exit, travel to the village of Quin, turn left on arrival to the village and then follow the signs to Knappogue Castle (2 miles).
From Limerick City, take the main Limerick / Galway road (N18 ) taking the Quin exit, travel to the village of Quin, turn left on arrival to the village and then follow the signs to Knappogue Castle.
Distance in kilometres from: Shannon Airport 24, Limerick City 24, Ennis 24, Galway 91, Killarney 134, Cork 128 and Dublin 216.
Located 300 yards on the coast road outside the village of Kinvarra on the Galway side.
From Shannon Airport / Limerick city take the N18 through Ennis and Gort. Turn left at the village of Adrahan and continue to Kinvara.
From Galway, take the Galway / Limerick Road (N18) from the city, through Oranmore and Clarinbridge to Kilcolgan. In the village of Kilcolgan, turn right and continue to Kinvarra.
Distance in kilometres from: Shannon Airport 75, Limerick City 88, Ennis 48, Galway 27, Killarney 168, Cork 165 and Dublin 230.