With postcard-perfect landscapes of rolling green hills and friendly, spirited people, it’s easy to see why the small nation of Ireland conjures images of rainbows and leprechauns. The popular saying “Céad míle fáilte” (“A hundred thousand welcomes”) is no exaggeration here. You won’t be a stranger for long in this open and easily navigable country, and your Shannon car rental will make your vacation even smoother.
Your flight to Shannon will land just 4 miles west of the city center. You can easily pick up your rental car in Shannon, then settle into your digs before heading out on the road. In the historic city of Galway, 50 miles north, check out Eyre Square, a traditional 18th-century meeting place surrounded by quaint shops and timeless pubs. Enjoy live Irish folk music as you sip a frothy regional ale, dine on fresh oysters, and watch the businessmen rush by on the way to Galway Station. Then make the short walk to the Church of St. Nicholas, one of the largest and oldest medieval churches in Ireland. Christopher Columbus even paid a visit here to prepare for his journey to the New World! Take a rest on the riverfront before browsing the quirky boutiques and galleries lining the cobblestone streets of the Latin Quarter. Grab some dinner and take in a local Shakespeare production to end your perfect day.
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