Plan a Visit to Ireland's West Coast
Hidden Gems of Ireland's Wild West
Plan your Visit to Galway, Mayo & Clare
Perhaps Ireland's most popular tourist region, the West Coast truly offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for culture, history, outdoor activities, shopping, food, a little self-indulgence, or just some down-time with friends and family, you will find it all here in Galway, Mayo and Clare. The West of Ireland boasts some of Irelands most iconic scenery. The rugged terrain of The Burren, the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the iconic Galway Bay are all located here in what has become a haven for tourists of all ages.Discover Ireland's West Coast My Ireland Travel Guide
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Activities, Attractions & Pursuits
There is so much to see and do in Western Ireland - whether you're here to relax or out to explore, you will never be short of entertainment or distraction. The untainted, sprawling landscape and huge variety of lakes and rivers means that The West of Ireland is a dream for those planning any outdoor pursuits. The nightlife of the region is also unique. You can catch up with the locals in the viberant pub scene of Galway or one of the thatched pubs throughout the region. Each pub and restaurant has it's own special charm, the only constant will be the warm and friendly reception you will recieve.
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Flying into West Ireland
An important regional hub for Ireland's West and North West is Knock Airport or, to give it its full name, Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC). Much smaller even than Cork or Shannon airports, Knock receives for transatlantic flights but retains a respectable annual throughput of around 650,000 passengers. A very handy connection for those on short-hops to the West. To find out more visit www.knockairportguide.com.
Festivals and Events
If you want to experience the real Ireland and get to know the locals, there can be no better way than to attend some of Ireland's legendary festivals. There is always something going on Ireland's South West, so come along and get stuck in. Visit the festivals' websites for details of prices and precise dates.
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Places to Stay
Ireland is known throughout the world for its friendliness and hospitality and you will find this wherever you choose to stay. In Ireland's South West, you will find accommodation to suit every group, no matter what the size or budget of your party. Cork city and Killarney have the largest range of hotels and guesthouses, but there is no shortage of choice for those who prefer to go off the beaten track and discover west Ireland for themselves.