I'm going on the trip starting June 8. The flight schedule has been an interesting medley of arrangements. First, they had me flying from Boston to Dublin to Heathrow to Shannon on Aer Lingus, I believe. And return from Dublin to Boston. Then, they changed it so I would fly from Boston to JFK to Shannon and back from Dublin to JFK to Boston, all on Delta. I seems nobody flies from Boston to Ireland on Wednesdays.
I hate changing at JFK, can't stand the airport and the crowds and the rudeness. And Delta's had a lot of problems lately. So I asked GCT's flight department to get me on Aer Lingus direct to Shannon the day before. And back from Dublin to Boston on Aer Lingus. Made arrangements for my seat assignments myself with the airline. Now all I had to do was find a place to stay for the night, since I will be getting there the day before everyone else.
There really doesn't seem to be anything in Shannon except the airport. A few B&Bs in the area and one motel right at the airport. And that's where I'll be. I made the reservation through Orbitz after finding the place on Trip Advisor.
As I understand it, Galway's airport is not large enough for the big planes