Are you ready to head to the Wild Atlantic Way? Here are the must-visit places when you travel to Shannon, Ireland. Fly nonstop to Dublin or Shannon from New York/Newark on United.
Newmarket-On-Fergus, County Clare, Ireland
Ireland’s most magical address has been welcoming guests since the 16th century. From the imposing baronial façade to the startling interiors, you’ll find a world of historic grandeur underpinned by the finest modern comforts. With lavish decor, indulgent dining, fabulous views and magnificent bedrooms, this is a place to feel at home. Stroll the 450-acre estate. Tee off on a world class golf course. Take afternoon tea by a roaring fire. Relax in an intimate spa. Enjoy delicious cuisine. No matter what your preference, at Dromoland Castle there’s no escaping the sense that you are walking in the shadows of kings.
Treaty City Brewery
24 & 25 Nicholas Street, County Limerick, Ireland
Enjoy a tour of an artisan craft brewery located in a historical building in the heart of the medieval quarter dating back over 1,000 years. Hear from an experienced Master Brewer who will explain the process and ingredients used to create craft beer and teach you how to judge a beer like a pro. Learn about the history of brewing in Limerick which dates to the 1700’s. And all with a complimentary beer tasting as part of your tour.
Cliffs of Moher
Lislorkan North, County Clare, Ireland
The most famous cliffs in Ireland tower over the rugged West County Clare, rising out of the Atlantic waters to a height of over 700 feet at O’Brien’s Tower and running along the coast of Clare for almost 8 miles. Part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, the Cliffs are perfect for groups of friends or families with safe, paved pathways and appointed viewing areas.
Hazel Mountain Chocolate
Oughtmama, Bellharbour, County Clare, Ireland
This interactive boutique chocolate factory in the Burren Mountains with an on-site cafe, a shop and factory give visitors the opportunity to see how chocolates are made direct from the bean. Set up by creative duo John and Kasha Connolly, Hazel Mountain Chocolate has been at the forefront of a food and chocolate movement in Ireland favoring simple ingredients, sustainable sourcing, traditional processing, and beautiful design.
Connemara, County Galway, Ireland
Discover the beauty, history, and romance of Ireland’s most intriguing estate in the heart of the Connemara countryside. Experience woodland and lakeshore walks and tours of Ireland’s largest Walled Garden. Enjoy wholesome food and delicious home-baking in the Café or Garden Tea House. Browse the Craft and Design Shop for unique gifts including Kylemore Abbey Pottery and award-winning chocolates handmade by the Benedictine nuns.