Shannon Ferries links the picturesque Tralee and Dingle regions to the untamed beauty of Loop Head, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and the mountains of Ballyhoura in the Golden Vale of Limerick.
Ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Shannon Ferries offers travellers a break from the road with their 20 minute passage across the Shannon. Sit back, relax and keep an eye out for dolphin’s swimming while indulging in some delicious refreshments!
Established in 1969 in response to the demand for a route across the Shannon Estuary from Kerry to Clare, the Shannon Ferries service now operates two ferries, the Shannon Breeze and the Shannon Dolphin, which depart from Tarbert in Co. Kerry to Killimer in Co. Clare. Both docks boast fully serviced facilities, a much sought after offering, generating jobs and boosting tourism in both regions.
Choose from the mixture of majestic mountains and ever changing coastlines, lakelands, woodlands and bustling towns in Kerry, or the equally majestic Atlantic coastline in Clare. With Shannon Ferries, the possibilities are endless and there is something to suit everyone!
The service accommodates pedestrian passengers, cyclists, cars, coaches, mini-buses, and commercial vehicles.
Sailing all year round except Christmas Day. Please see timetable on www.shannonferries.com for more information on sailing times.
Admission Rates 2019:
Car (and passengers):
Passenger (on foot & cyclists):
Discounts available online
LANGUAGES: Free leaflets available in English.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Café onboard and onshore at Killimer where there are also picnic facilities.
SHOPPING: Gift shop.
PARKING: Free car and coach parking on-site.
ACCESSIBILITY: The ferries are fully wheelchair accessible. The onboard toilets are not, but accessible toilets are available at both Tarbert and Killimer – and it is just a 20 minute crossing.
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available on-board.
Killimer: 11 km off the N68 (between Ennis and Kilrush)–take R485 and R486. From Loop Head, the Burren & Cliffs of Moher, take the N67 to Killimer
ShannonFerry Group, Killimer, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
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