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Introduction

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Shannon is a small city in the west of Ireland.

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Getting There

By Plane

Shannon Airport (SNN) is the third largest airport in Ireland, after the ones in Dublin and Cork. About 15 airlines serve the airport, mainly throughout Europe, with Ryanair having the bulk of flights. There are intercontinental flights to New York and seasonal to Toronto.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Ashgrove House BunrattyLow Road BunrattyGuesthouse95
Carrygerry Country HouseCarrygerry Country House, Newmarket-on-Fergus Shannon, Co. ClareGUESTHOUSE-
Clonmore lodgeQuilty Miltown MalbayGuesthouse-
Ferry House Hostel- TarbertThe Square Tarbert TarbertHOSTEL82
Fort LachDrumline road DrumlineGuesthouse90
Hillside B&B16 Tullyglass CrescentGUESTHOUSE-
Innisfree B&BLow road BunrattyGUESTHOUSE-
Jamaica InnSixmilebridge Co.ClareHostel-
Moloney's B&B21 Coill Mhara ShannonGUESTHOUSE94
Mount Cashel LodgeMount Cashel House Kilmurry, SixmilebridgeAPARTMENT-
Tara Green B&BBallycally, Shannon Aerospace rd Newmarket-On-Fergus,GUESTHOUSE-
Mc'Cabes B&BBunratty Hillside Clonmoney North Bunratty Co ClareGUESTHOUSE-
Shannon Lodge2 Rosan Oir,Ballycasey,ShannonGUESTHOUSE-
Airport ManorBallycaseyGUESTHOUSE-
Beechgrove FarmhouseKnocknagun Newmarket-on-FergusGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Public WiFi services are available in many cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. They are also available on most Irish long-distance Intercity trains, some commuter trains and buses. Internet cafes are available in major urban areas, but are not as common as they once were, due to the growth of 3G data services and public WiFi. However, you will still find them in areas popular with tourists.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

There are currently four main mobile phone operators dominating the Irish market:

  • Vodafone (prefix 087 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)
  • O2 (prefix 086 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)
  • Meteor (prefix 085 - GSM900/1800)
  • Three (prefix 083 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)

Most European phones and operators will allow you to roam on Irish networks, however you should ensure before arrival that your phone can operate on the GSM900/1800 network and that your service provider has set you up to allow roaming. This is especially true for visitors from outside the Eurozone. You can also buy a cheap prepay SIM card if you have an unlocked handset. This can be considerably cheaper as it means that you will be assigned an Irish number which you can be called at during your trip and your outgoing calls are charged at normal Irish mobile rates.
Pay phones are fairly widely available (but becoming less so) and most take euro coins, prepaid calling cards and major credit cards.
The police service (An Garda Síochána) and fire services can be contacted by dialling 999 or 112 on any phone or mobile phone throughout the country.

Post

An Post is the national postal service provider. They're generally open Monday to Friday, between 9:00am to 5:30pm or 6:00pm, and smaller post offices would also impose lunch-time closure. Half-day service is available on Saturday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The post offices are closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday. If you want to use private courier services for sending packages you can also use companies like DHL, UPS or TNT.

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