As one of the three primary main airports in Ireland, Shannon Airport, sees about 1.7 million travellers each year. The airport serves Limerick, Galway, Shannon and Ennis, and is within the limits of Shannon city in County Clare.
Shannon Airport is compliant with DAA quality standards when it comes to travellers with mobility issues. Persons with reduced mobility will find that Shannon Airport is very accommodating. The airport features special toilets adapted to conform with all the guidelines. Additionally, the vending machines and pay-to-call telephones are equipped with lower-height facilities to accommodate wheelchair-bound travellers. Guests in need of a wheelchair to borrow while at Shannon Airport will be provided one by the airport staff. The airport offers lifts and escalators for ease of travel between terminal levels. The car park has special spaces reserved for autos displaying a blue badge. Additionally, these guests may be dropped off in front of the terminal, if needed. Call boxes for assistance requests are located within the car parks for long term (1, 2, or 3) and the short term car park. Upon arrival, travellers with reduced mobility can request help with check-in, security passage, baggage, and boarding. Please let your airline carrier or travel agent know ahead of time that you will be needing in-flight assistance. The more timely your request, the better chance the airline has to maximize your help and be sure you are properly cared for.
Car hire at Shannon Airport is available through Europcar, Budget Rent-a-Car, Hertz, Dooley/Payless Car Rental, and Avis. For your holiday car hire, look at the prices and promotions for several, if not all, of these agencies. The best deals can be found online, and with early booking, travellers can make special requests to serve their needs better.
For assistance with mobility concerns, please contact the OCS office at +353 (0)61 712074. All other inquiries may be directed to +353 (0)61 712000.