Ireland West Knock Airport Duty Free

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About Ireland West Knock Airport (NOC)

Kilgarriff West, Charlestown, Co. Mayo, Ireland
+353 94 936 8100
Arrivals: Ireland West Knock Airport (NOC) Arrivals
Departures: Ireland West Knock Airport (NOC) Departures
53.91030121, -8.818490028
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Ireland West Knock Airport (IATA: NOC, ICAO: EIKN), is an airport serving the Connaught area in Ireland. Scroll down or click here to see what Ireland West Knock Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 2 shops, 1 cafes, and 2 restaurants at Ireland West Knock Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

It has one 2,340-meter asphalt runway that saw 6,330 aircraft movements in 2019. 805,443 passengers moved through its one terminal with two floors and three departure and two arrival gates.

NOC opened its doors in 1985 and offered three charter flights to Rome. The airport was the result of a long fight by Monsignor James Horan who wanted to bring visitors to the Knock Shrine. Because the fight for the airport was so public, it inspired a musical, On a Wing and a Prayer. The site was considered too foggy and too boggy for an airport. By 1988, 100,000-plus passengers went through its doors, and in 2006, it was voted the Best Regional Airport in the Republic of Ireland. Plans to upgrade the terminal, repave the runway and add more parking places went into effect in 2017.

There are over 1,300 parking places available for long- and short-term parking, as well as premium spots. Ground transportation includes trains, buses, taxis and rental cars.

How far away is Ireland West Knock Airport from from the centre of Connaught?

It takes approximately 15 minutes to drive the 11.3 miles (18.2 kilometres) between the centre of Connaught and Ireland West Knock Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside NOC airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Ireland.

What are the parking options at Ireland West Knock Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Ireland West Knock Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Ireland West Knock Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 3 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 2 different shops around Ireland West Knock Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Ireland West Knock Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Ireland West Knock Airport include:

Danann's Cafe Bar
  • Open to the public.
  • Ground Floor
  • After Security
Eatwest Restaurant
  • Departures Area
ShopWest Travel Retail
  • Departrures Area
  • After Security
Slainte Restaurant and Bar
  • Opening hours run in accordance to flight schedule
  • First Floor
XL Newsagents
  • Main Concourse

Duty Free Allowance at Ireland West Knock Airport

If you are travelling to Ireland from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Ireland West Knock Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Ireland West Knock Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering Ireland from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
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