Getting to Ireland
Getting to Ireland has never been easier. Regional airports are expanding thanks to low cost carriers and the growing popularity of Ireland and its great outdoor activities.
- Shannon International Airport (1h 20 mins)
- Kerry Airport (2 h 30)
- Knock Airport (3 h)
- Dublin Airport (3 h 30)
Airlines that service Shannon, Galway, Dublin and most other airports
- Aer Lingus
- British Airways
- Air France
- United airlines
- American airlines
For a full list of carriers, please visit the respective websites of the airports you are thinking of or intending to travel to.
Shannon International Airport is closest to An Sibin riding centre (1 hour 20 min). It is only 20 minutes to Ennis and 30 minutes to Limerick.
Kerry Airport, Farranfore, is only 15 minutes from Killarney and the Ring of Kerry and 20 minutes from Tralee.
Dublin Airport is the biggest and busiest airport in Ireland. From Dublin Airport, bus services connect travelers nationwide to all major Irish cities like Galway and Limerick as well as the train stations in Dublin city.
Getting around Ireland
Public bus connections:
Travelling by Car
All major car rental companies rent out cars from Irish airports.
Shannon airport is the closest rental car station to the An Sibin riding centre.
Please remember - we drive on the left hand side of the road in Ireland and many of the smaller country roads are very narrow!
Plan in lots of time...
By public transport:
From Dublin city:
There is the a late evening bus connection from Dublin (city centre) to PORTUMNA with Kearns Transport, a private bus company:
Leaving Dublin city (from Cathal Brugha Street) at 18:00h (please mind that this bus is NOT leaving from the main bus station, see details on their webpage), and arriving in Portumna 3 hours later.
Cost: EUR 10 one way
We pick up the guest from Portumna for EUR 15 per person.
This connection would suit all guests who fly early into Dublin, or who will spend some time in Dublin before coming to us.
Please mind though - you will miss the evening meal at An Sibin, if you arrive in the late bus...
From Dublin airport:
There is a bus connection with www.citylink.ie from Dublin airport to Loughrea leaving several times a day.
It takes about 3 hours and costs around EUR 22.
From Loughrea we can collect the guests in the afternoon at around 17:00h for EUR 45 per person.
From Limerick city:
There is a bus with www.buseireann.ie from Limerick to Whitegate leaving Limerick at 14:00h Bus no.346 and arriving in Whitegate at 15:25h
Cost: around EUR 20.
We collect our guests from Whitegate for free.
From Galway City:
There is the a bus connection from Galway city to PORTUMNA with Kearns Transport, a private bus company:
Leaving Galway city at 14:00h (please mind that this bus is NOT leaving from the main bus station, see details on their webpage), and arriving in Portumna 1hr 20min later
Cost: about EUR 8 one way
We pick up the guests from Portumna for EUR 15 per person
By Taxi from any above cities on request
e.g. Dublin airport to An Sibin riding centre from EUR 300 per way
Our transfer from Shannon Airport
EUR 55 per person/per way in a group transfer between 10:00h and 17:00h
Early or late arrivals can be arranged for an extra fee.
From Shannon Airport take the M/N18 in Ennis / Galway direction.
Go past Ennis and take the exit 13 for R352 via Tulla, Scariff and Mountshannon to Whitegate (1 hour 30 min drive; about 70Km)
From Whitegate still on the R352 towards Portumna; after 3km there is a sign on the left for the road no: L40361. Follow this little road uphill to the very end (1,5 Km). Drive up past the stables to the main house.
From Dublin Airport (or Dublin city) take the M50 in the direction of M4 and M6, then on the M6 take exit 15 at Ballinasloe (about 2 hours driving in Galway direction)
From Ballinasloe the R355 to Portumna (40min drive).
From Portumna the R352 in the Whitegate / Scarriff direction (30min drive).
Before coming to Whitegate, soon after the County Galway / County Clare border sign, turn right onto road no: L40361. Follow this little road uphill to the very end (1,5 Km). Drive past the stables to the main house.
Use our Eircode/postal code/zip code for direction input:
An Sibin Riding Centre,
Equestrian & Leisure Ireland,
Whitegate County Clare
GPS Coordinates N 52.98031 W 8.40423