Flights to Ireland are serviced by 4 international airports, located at Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Knock. In addition to the international airports, many cheap flights arrive at the regional airports located in Galway, Donegal, Waterford, Kerry, and Sligo. Dublin is the busiest airport, and is a hub for both Ryanair and Aer Lingus. When travelers book Ireland flights, they often have questions about the availability of duty-free shopping at the larger airports, particularly Shannon. While the duty-free experience isn't confusing in and of itself, you may have to look around a bit to find just what you want. The major airports are located close to their respective cities, with Shannon being closest to Limerick. Several easy options are available that are within a reasonable budget, including rental cars, buses and, in Dublin, trams.
Customers who have traveled on Ireland flights have found that the temperatures are mild year-round, with summer being a popular time. The average summer temperatures in Ireland range from 57 to 60 degrees. Winter temperatures range from 37 to 44 degrees. Because there are few temperature extremes, it's easy to enjoy outdoor activities at any time of year. While Ireland sees few weather extremes in comparison to other countries, rain can fall quite unexpectedly. Be sure to bring a raincoat and at least a light jacket when you're outside. Weather conditions can change without much warning, so it's better to be prepared. This is especially important during the spring and fall months, when seasonal changes are taking place.
Getting Around Ireland
When you take flights to Ireland, you will find several reliable modes of transportation. The larger cities like Dublin have regular buses and plenty of taxis available. When you want to find attractions that are out in rural areas, one option is to use a rental car. Many travelers also benefit from using caravans when exploring the country. There are a few things to watch out for on the road when traveling in rural areas. One is sheep and other livestock being herded across the road, and loose herding dogs. Also, speed limits often differ as to how settled the local area is. Ireland offers several day trip options: from Dublin, Kilkenny is ideal for history enthusiasts, with a Norman castle. The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare also make a good day trip option.
Ireland flights easily put you in touch with the country's historic nature. Visitors come to enjoy the beautiful attractions and learn more about the area's long, fascinating history. Some of the things to see in Ireland include:
- Blarney Castle: visitors enjoy the opportunity to kiss the stone
- Bunratty Castle: landmark and popular "Folk Park" to see a medieval village
- Aran Islands: off the coast of Galway, lovely examples of Irish rural life and a quiet place to spend some time
- Ring of Kerry: Ireland's own coastal highway for countless scenic views
- Old Library at Trinity College: go here to see the Book of Kells and other classic tomes
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