Setting foot in Shannon is stepping on a wild road along the west coast of Ireland. Embark on a whirlwind journey to the country’s most photographed sea cliffs and its most secluded beaches. Surf the epic waves of the Atlantic, or run through infinite farmland. Mingle in friendly fishing towns, or meet history's ghosts in castle ruins and prehistoric sites. This is the way to Ireland's wild side.

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Travel to Shannon, Ireland to take on the scenic route of the Wild Atlantic Way. Stop in County Kerry, the town of Dingle or the music hub of Doolin and the surprising surf beaches in between. Admire the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, The Burren and the bohemian Irish city of Galway. It all starts with a flight to Shannon from Canada with our Ireland travel packages!

SHANNON TRAVEL GUIDE

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Languages

English, Irish Gaelic

What to eat

Galway oysters, cockles and mussels, Durrus cheese, and smoked salmon. Read all our Irish food favourites here!

What to bring back

Connemara marble jewellery or figurines, soaps and perfumes from The Burren Perfumery, traditional handmade pottery and a Wild Atlantic Way passport (available at any post office or tourist office along the way).

Fun Fact

The Wild Atlantic Way’s beauty is otherworldly, perhaps even…intergalactic? The latest Star Wars films were shot at locations across the coast: the Skellig Islands, the Dingle peninsula, the cliffs of Loop Head, and many more space travel must-sees. In 2019, they celebrated this cosmic connection with the first ever May the Fourth Festival (on May 4, of course)!

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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