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Plan a Visit to North-West Ireland

Hidden Gems of the Northwest

Things to do on family and group days out in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim

Rugged and untamed, Ireland's North West offers some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere on the Emerald Isle. It is also the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, perhaps Ireland's most popular tourist trail, peppered with unmissable attractions and things to do. You can think of this as a starting point for your self-drive adventure, or you could settle here and spend a week in the North West's tranquil surroundings.

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Activities, Attractions & Pursuits

There is so much to see and do in North West Ireland - whether you're here to relax or out to explore, you will never be short of entertainment or distraction.The North West of Ireland seems to have preserved the iconic imagery of Ireland. The stone walls and thatched cottages of many peoples imagination are what lies around every corner. A land unspoiled by modern ways and a place where you can get away from the stress and pace of the city.

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 North West, so come along and get stuck in. Visit the festivals' websites for details of prices and precise dates.

Places to Stay

Ireland is known throughout the world for its friendliness and hospitality and you will find this wherever you choose to stay. Throughout the nation's North West, you will find hotels, B&Bs, hostels and holiday cottages to suit any group, no matter what the size or budget of your party.

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Hotels in the North-West of Ireland

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B&Bs and Guesthouses in Donegal and Sligo

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