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Travel Information

JCI Ireland Convention 2019 will take place in the beautiful town of Westport from October 11 – 13. You are welcome to experience a packed 3-day program with JCI Training, Business and Culture activities.

View the travel information below in getting to Ireland and Westport.


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Knock International

Airport Knock Airport map Officially named "Ireland West Airport, Knock" and was formerly the Horan International Airport, is the nearest airport to Westport. The Airport was established in the 1980s following a campaign by Monsignor James Horan from the nearby Marian Shrine of Knock. The airport was intended to revitalize the local economy which at the time suffered high unemployment rates. It was also to facilitate pilgrims to the Knock Shrine. The airport opened in May 1986. It now boasts a regular schedule to several international destinations handling over 300,000 passengers annually. The runway is a 2300m concrete runway capable of landing Boeing 747 aircraft. Visit http://www.knockairport.com/ for more information.
 

Shannon International Airport

Shannon International Airport is the main international airport in the West of Ireland. The airport is located on the Limerick Road about 2 hours drive to Westport. Bus Éireann operate a daily service to/from the airport. Shannon airport has regular services to European destinations and to the United States. Facilities include long term car parking and free WiFi (wireless internet). Its long 3200m runway can facilitate any aircraft and is designated one of several emergency landing sites for the US Space Shuttle. See http://www.shannonairport.com/ for more information.
 

Dublin International

Airport Dublin Airport is Ireland's largest airport. It is located on the northern outskirts of Dublin city. Travel time to/from Westport varies between 3 hours (at the early hours of the morning) and 5 hours (peak traffic hours). Bus Éireann operates a bus service from Westport direct to the Airport and the also the train station in Dublin City Center. See http://www.dublinairport.com/ for more information.
 


Estimated travel time by road (bus or car)

Route  Off-peak travel time   Peak hours travel time
Westport - Dublin  3 hours  3.5 hours
Westport - Dublin Airport  3.5 hours  4 hours
Westport - Shannon Airport  2 hours  2.5 hours
Westport - Cork  4 hours  4.5 hours

 

Rail travel to/from Westport

The Irish Rail Network The train is the ideal way of traveling from Dublin to Westport. The journey time is about 3 hours. A bar and restaurant service is available on most trains. Return trip tickets vary from €25 - €40 depending on the the time of week. The Dublin/Westport train departs from Heuston Station Dublin and terminates at Railway Station in Westport (located on Altamont Street).

 

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