Jody Halsted is a freelance writer with a mad passion for Ireland, her RV, and 'off the beaten path' travel.
Though Dublin Airport is larger and often has lower rates, Shannon is the easier airport and, to my mind, worth the extra cash.
Shannon is centrally located on Ireland’s west coast. From here you can be to the Cliffs of Moher in an hour, Galway in 90 minutes, Limerick in 30 minutes, or Killarney in 2 hours. In fact, your entire vacation could be spent within 3 hours of Shannon Airport and you would leave with attractions unseen and activities undone.