About Us

Shannon Group plc formally came into existence in September 2014. We are owned by the Irish State and have a commercial mandate. Our business span four key areas:

Shannon Airport is a profitable and expanding airport serving a range of short-haul and long-haul destinations. It’s Ireland’s second long-haul airport and the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Shannon Commercial Properties owns and operates a range of business and industrial parks in the Shannon/Limerick area and across the Midwest of Ireland. The flagship park, the Shannon Free Zone, was the first Customs Free Zone in the world and is home for over 100 firms employing 7000 staff.

Shannon Heritage operates Bunratty Castle, King John’s Castle, GPO ‘Witness History’ Visitor Experience and a range of other leading heritage tourism attractions across Ireland.

IASC, the International Aviation Services Centre, is an aerospace industry cluster centred on Shannon Airport, building on Shannon’s historic strengths in aviation finance and aircraft maintenance to offer an ideal location for international aerospace firms seeking to benefit from Ireland’s – and the region’s – business advantages.

Shannon Group combines Shannon Airport with the property assets of Shannon Development, the former regional development agency, including Shannon Heritage.

Shannon Group is led by its Chairman, Rose Hynes, and CEO, Matthew Thomas.


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Shannon Airport, Co Clare.
t: +353 (0)61 712000 e: info@shannongroup.ie
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