Tucked away among the rolling green hills of Ireland's west coast is the town of Shannon, named after the nearby river. The town is primarily an arrival hub for international and domestic visitors, but if you book a stay in one of the splendid hotels in Shannon, you'll see that there's more to the town than meets the eye.
If you enjoy the outdoors, try a round of golf at Shannon Golf Club, or take in some fishing by the peaceful river. One of the most popular attractions in town is the flight simulator at Atlantic Airventure. Just a few miles outside town is Bunratty Castle, which dates back to the 15th century. The adjacent Bunratty Folk Park gives you a glimpse into Irish life in the old days. The city of Limerick is just 13 miles away when you're ready for some big-town atmosphere.
A vacation in Shannon is all about taking it easy, enjoying the scenery, the open air—and of course the food and drink! Ireland is famous for crisp whiskeys and rich, dark Guinness Stout, and there are plenty of pubs in town where you can sample these delights. Many Shannon hotels have a bar attached, and there are pubs in the town center, along Airport Road. These pubs often have live traditional Irish folk music for you to enjoy while you drink. Don't forget to line your stomach first with some classic Irish fare, such as shepherd's pie, soda bread, and Irish stew.
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