Irelands largest Airports are Dublin
and Cork in that order.
Ireland is well served by air routes from the UK and Northern and western
Europe. The amount of routes to southern and eastern Europe is growing. The
largest and lowest cost airline serving Ireland from Europe is
Other Irish airlines include
Aer Arann and
For visitors from outside Europe the cheapest way to get here tends to be
via London, all the major Carriers offer regular scheduled flights to
London with connections to Ireland via their alliance partners. During the
peak season a number of smaller charter carriers tend to offer flights to
the UK from world wide destinations and these are often cheaper than the
If you fly to Dublin or Corkyou can get
buses to Clare. In general the west of Ireland is not well served by public
transport and since many of the most interesting sites tend to be a little
off the beaten track hiring a car is probably the most convent approach.
If you do hire a car a good
map is a must and it is usually worth while to
get an up to date guide book if you plan to visit regions not covered by
your own research. Also bear in mind the Ireland is in principle a bilingual nation so you will see road signs in both
English and Irish (Gaelic).