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Move Over Dublin! Americans Can Fly Nonstop To This Incredible Irish Town

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Americans love traveling to Ireland. In fact, statistics show U.S. tourists spend more and stay longer than any other demographic.

So, it's not surprising there are more nonstop flights being offered.

Dublin has long been the main starting point to some epic Irish adventures across one of the prettiest countries in Europe.

Burnatty Castle outside Shannon

As great as Dublin may be, there is now another option to explore some of the most stunning sites Ireland has to offer.

Delta will be flying to Ireland 33 times per week this summer, including the latest addition to their route network.

Being revived for the first time since 2019, Americans will be able to fly nonstop to the incredible town of Shannon and the surrounding area with cultural cities, fairytale castles, and otherworldly coastal views.

Why Shannon?

Shannon Airport entrance

Major cities like Dublin are great to visit, but they can lose their luster when it comes to authenticity.

Sure, there are definitely historic sites, old traditions, and incredible cuisine that still hold true today, but when street corner after street corner has a McDonald's or Starbucks, how authentic can it be?

Rarely do you ever hear about a trip to Dublin that was disappointing, but Ireland has so much more to offer, especially when it comes to charming small towns, eye-popping coastlines, and even more pubs with open barstools.

That's where Shannon comes into play as an excellent gateway to a different side of Ireland away from the hustle and bustle, giving travelers ample opportunities to get in tune with nature and fascinating ancient attractions.

Tourist overlooking River Shannon

Majestic Coastline Rivaling Everyone

France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece – what do these have in common?

Incredible beaches, stunning views…and insanely delicious food. You can't deny that…

You can throw in Iceland and Norway, among others, for some of the most incredible natural settings in Europe.

But even as popular as Ireland is with travelers, you still don't hear about the drop-dead gorgeous landscapes as much as other European countries.

Being able to fly nonstop to Shannon will change that, as a visit to the Cliffs of Moher is an absolute must!

Man and woman standing at the Cliffs of Moher on a rainy day
Editors Note: If you head to the cliffs, don't forget a rain jacket! It is just as gorgeous in the rain.

Famous for its unique formations, lush greenery, and picture-perfect coastal views, this is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Ireland and less than an hour from Shannon.

Crowds are common, so if tourists are looking for similar scenery, locals recommend Kilkee Cliffs, which fly under the radar.

No Better Place For Storybook Castles – And You Can Stay In One!

Ireland and castles go together like peanut butter and jelly. If castles aren't your jam, then you're in the wrong place.

Dromoland Castle Hotel outside Shannon

Entering Shannon, you're basically entering castle country. Beyond the stunning coastline and delightful small towns, there are ancient sites and historic castle dotted throughout the region.

King John's Castle may be the most notable and memorable to visit. Dating back to the 1200s, this historic gem is located in nearby Limerick, another cool town worth a visit.

Tours are offered 7 days a week for all ages. Prices vary with individual ‘Adult' tickets starting at $15.

To level up your castle game, there is one castle converted into a hotel accepting bookings.

The 5-star Dromoland Castle is perfect for a luxurious getaway you'll never forget.

King John's Castle in Limerick

Delta Brings Back Route To Shannon

Taking off earlier this week, Delta revived their route to Shannon with daily service after years of being suspended.

Best of all, there may be no better time to book as the mega popular airline is celebrating the occasion by offering round-trip flights as low as $550.

The only downer seems to be that it's a red-eye flight taking off from New York City (JFK) at 11:20pm.

Sometimes flight routes seem exciting in the beginning stages only to ultimately be cancelled, but that doesn't seem to be the case at all with Shannon.

Delta terminal in New York City

In fact, Delta has already increased seat capacity and upgraded to an impressive Boeing 767-300ER just for this route.

What's even more impressive is I wrote this entire article without making a Lucky Charms reference…

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