Shannon Airport is just a ten-minute drive from the town which it’s named after – a paltry distance if you’ve considered car hire from Shannon Airport. Also serving the nearby town of Limerick and the rest of southwest Ireland, it’s notable for being the first Irish airport to run passenger flights to the United States. Hiring a car from Shannon Airport gives you the chance to check out southwest Ireland for yourself and find out what makes it such a popular tourist destination. With landmarks and culture galore, your trip to this region is sure to be a memorable one.