The name is a little misleading, but I think for PR reasons one wants to promote this airport as being in the West of Ireland. There is another airport called Shannon Airport ( in Co. Clare) and this airport is more “westerly” than Knock Airport.
Granted, it’s in the West of Ireland, but I suppose the West of Ireland is a large area, and depending where you want to travel to, it can be a very convenient airport.
I was just checking, and as it happens,Galway is right in the middle :
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|Ireland West Airport Knock Departures|
|Knock Aiport Car Park|
|Internet and printer( yes it worked)|
|10 Euro Development fee to be paid upon departure|