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Shannon to Dunmore

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Shannon to Dunmore

We land at Shannon Airport and need to drive to Dunmore. The figures say 80 miles/126km.Is this a correct estimate and what kind of drive can we expect?

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1. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

Reffin,

Are you going to Dunmore East in Co. Waterford or Dunmore in Co. Galway?

Dunmore East is 104 miles from Shannon, Dunmore Co. Galway is 80 miles.

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2. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

Dunmore East.

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3. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

Hi Reffin,

The road to Dunmore is one I know well and is a typical twisty two lane road from Tuam.

In Claregalway you need to make a very difficult right hand turn onto the N17. This is a notorious spot at rush hour so try to avoid peak times if possible. Otherwise the N17 to Taum from Oranmore is a good road.

You'll be fine if you miss morning and evening rush hours.

Hope this helps!

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4. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

ok scrap that ,just saw your talking about Dunmore East!

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5. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

Reffin,

Dunmore East is lovely. It will take about 2.5 hours to get from Shannon to Dunmore East and is roughly 105 miles.

The road from Shannon to Limerick is good, the road from Limerick to Waterford is very poor, not a good road. The road from Waterford to Dunmore is fine - narrow in places but acceptable.

If you check out the www.aaroadwatch.ie/routes site you will get detailed instructions. Tipperary to Bansha is a very scenic but twisty road.

Clonmel is nice (have had some good pints there in the past). You might consider stopping in Cahir - there is a lovely castle there, which has featured in more than one major film.

I would suggest you drive very carefully on the road, relax and don't be in a hurry. Parts of the road will definately test you.

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6. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

Am I corect in thinking the Shannon to Cork road is mostly dual carriageway?We have the option of staying in this area, although we are tempted by info we have on Dunmore East.

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7. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

No, Shannon to Cork is not all dual carriage way.

Shannon to Adare is Good, some dual carriage way. Adare to Mallow is single carriageway and not good in places, Mallow to Cork is dual carriageway.

An alternative, to going Limerick - Dunmore East would be to go Shannon-Limerick-Cork-Dunmore East. The roads are better, it is a bit longer, but the scenery from East Cork to Dunmore is fabulous in places.

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8. Re: Shannon to Dunmore

Had thought about that. Do you think it would add much timewise? Are the difficult roads the twisting turning variety or narrow and busy? We are used to holiday driving in Greece and Spain and drove around Co.Clare last year, so know there are varying degrees of caution required.