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.

Airports Nearby

  • Shannon International Airport (1h 20 mins)
  • Kerry Airport (2 h 30)
  • Galway Airport (1 h 30)
  • Dublin Aiport (3 h 30)

Airlines that service Shannon, Galway, Dublin and most other airports

  • RyanAir
  • Aer Lingus
  • Aer arann
  • British Airways
  • Air France

Lufthansa

  • Easyjet
  • Delta

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 links connect travellers from the airport with the train stations in Dublin city. From stations like Heuston, passengers can travel to Limerick by train or nationwide via bus or car.

Getting around Ireland

Public bus connections:

Train connections:

Travelling by Car

You can use the AA Ireland’s route planner to plan drives from airports or accommodation in advance and print off directions and journey times from their website at AA Ireland RoutePlanner

By public transport:

From Dublin city:

There is the a bus connection from Dublin (city centre) to PORTUMNA with Kearns Transport, a private bus company:

www.kearnstransport.com

Leaving Dublin city (from Cathal Brugha Street) at 13:00h (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.

 

From Dublin airport:

There is a bus connection with www.buseireann.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 14:00, 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:

www.kearnstransport.com

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

 

Our transfer from Shannon Aiport

EUR 35 per person/per way

 

By Car:

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.

 

Our Address:

An Sibin Riding Centre,

Equestrian & Leisure Ireland,

Derryoran East,

Whitegate County Clare

V94T6N1

GPS Coordinates N 52.98031 W 8.40423