Places to see in Shannon, County Clare

Car Rental Ireland provides you with cheap car rental in the Shannon Airport. We also provide you with access to up to date information about best activities in Ireland with our car hire located at specific locations for your ease of pick up and drop off.

Shannon airport is one of Ireland’s primary airports, along with Dublin and Cork. The airport has all services and facilities you require, such as ATMs, dining facilities and opportunities for duty-free shopping. This airport is an important gateway to Ireland from United States, with a number of the direct routes.

Interesting places to visit in Shannon areas

Car Rental Ireland located at the Shannon airport in the heart of the Mid-West of Ireland. There are so many unbelievably beautiful places and things to do in the area that we would love to recommend you to visit. Perhaps most famous are the geotourism attractions of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.

Car Rental Ireland offers a fantastic location and service at Shannon Airport with the rental depot being located beside the main terminal at the airport. Once you pick up your car from Shannon airport go to find some adventures, here is a list of not ordinary things that will make you fall in love with West Ireland.

Atlantic AirVenture

Atlantic AirVenture is an exciting and interactive Aviation Museum, Aviation Education Centre and Flight Simulation Centre located in Shannon, Co. Clare in the West of Ireland. It’s more than just a fun attraction; Atlantic AirVenture is a living and breathing learning hub. There are a lot of educational and fun activities, based on real-world lessons, for both adults and children. It is so cool you can even take a flight in B737 simulator.

Shannon Golf Club

Shannon Golf Club being mentioned in the list of top courses in Ireland but it just may be about the best kept golf secret there is. Shannon Golf Club was established in 1966 and designed by John D Harris, has been tested by golfers from all over the world-members, European professionals and a host of US stars. It is a beautifully designed course with great variety and the greens are as good as anything you will see in Ireland.


craggaunowen village

At Craggaunowen you gain a fascinating insight into how the Celts made their homes on a Crannog (meaning 'young tree'), a reconstructed lake-dwelling or artificial island on which people built houses, kept animals, and lived in relative security from enemy clans or invaders. Crannogs were found in Ireland during the Iron Age and early Christian periods. Craggaunowen provides an opportunity to experience the past as it once was in a beautiful forest in East Clare. Attractions include a fully reconstructed crannóg and ring fort as well as the Brendan Boat and a couple of fulacht fia, ogham Stones and an iron-age roadway scattered around the walk. It’s a fascinating place that you can visit with your family or individually.

Holy Island

Holy Island

Holy Island on Lough Derg and the river Shannon is one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland. Its many attractions include a well-preserved Round Tower, the ruins of six churches, a Holy Well, a unique graveyard with slabs dating from the eighth century, Bullaun Stones, a cell like structure, which is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Ireland and a ‘bargaining’ stone where many a marriage was brokered. Their secluded position has enabled them to survive in a wonderful state of preservation.

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle should be on your itinerary to Ireland. Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. You would enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub!