Riverside view of Shannon at sunset

Compare the best Shannon car hire

Discover the Shannon region, filled with history and sensational landscapes. A simple drive can often transform into a scenic adventure in its own right, ensuring you fully benefit from your car rental. There is a warm Irish welcome in the area and you'll enjoy the hospitality on offer.

Why go?

Shannon is the gateway to County Clare, packed with places to visit and gentle scenery to explore...

You can pick up your hire car from Shannon Airport (SNN) for easy and convenient travel around Western Ireland. Within easy driving distance you will find lots of activities on the River Shannon, from fishing to sailing and boating. It also allows you to access a wealth of activities, from golf and angling to water sports and even horse riding.

Ireland's climate is relatively mild temperatures peak at around 20 degrees with the clearest, driest weather occurring during the spring and summer. But if you are looking to avoid the busiest season, forego June, July and August in favour of May and September. The weather is still warm and the flights are cheaper too.

Book your car hire well in advance of your departure date to obtain the most competitive rates. A pick-up at the airport is also well worth considering, as it will provide a simple means by which to transfer to your hotel and will ensure you have the freedom to go where you wish from the moment you set foot in Ireland.

Where to explore?

There are plenty of places to visit in your rental car. Here are some of our recommendations...

You can also visit Bunratty Castle, Clonfert, the Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer (Aran Island). Drive on to Aillwee Cave located in the heart of Burren in County Clare and while you're there explore the area's haunting lunar landscapes. With a hire car, you can also access the town of Ennis on the River Fergus and take a boat trip from Doolin to the Aran Islands.

Blarney Woollen Mills and Lough Derg the second-largest lake in Ireland are well worth a visit, as are the farmlands of Galway, Dromoland Castle, Killaloe Cathedral and the Brian Boru Heritage centre. Car hire in Shannon opens a wealth of possibilities, allowing you to discover the soul of the Emerald Isle.

Shannon car hire is the ideal way in which to enjoy not only the town but the surrounding region of County Clare. This is a very family-friendly location, boasting a wide variety of scenic rivers, lakes and beaches. In this part of the world you can even enjoy a spot of dolphin watching.