Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland
Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland The sun setting over the Irish coast Irish locals fishing on the lake at Kylemore Abbey Glendalough, monastic site visited on some of our Ireland tours Traditional Irish music performed for visitors on a Tour of Ireland Sheep grazing on the Irish coastal clifftops

North West Ireland Travel Guide Plan Your Visit to North West Ireland

Hidden Gems of the Northwest

Things to do on your tour of Ireland 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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Things to do in Ireland's North West Click a Section Below to Find out More

There is so much to see and do on a North West tour of 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.

Accommodation in The North West of Ireland

Hotels in The North West of Ireland

Inishowen, Co. Donegal

Inishowen Gateway, Donegal, Northern Ireland

Inishowen Gateway

Located in the Inishowen peninsula in North-East Donegal and only a 15 minute drive from Derry. Amazing views of Lough Swilly.

  • Great Location
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Leisure Breaks
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Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan

Farnham Estate, Ireland

Farnham Estate

A stunning 4 star spa and golf hotel. One of Cavan's top hotel with superb bar and dining facilities. Midweek spa deals.

  • Great Food & Drink
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Business
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Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan, Ireland

Hillgrove Hotel

A great selection of personal and event rooms for every occasion in the beautiful surroundings of Monaghan Town.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Great Location
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Cavan Town, Co. Cavan

Farnham Arms, Cavan Town, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Farnham Arms

A great option for both the commercial and touring market at a great price. Overnight carparking available.

  • Ideal for Business
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Budget Friendly
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Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

Donegal Manor, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal,  Ireland

Donegal Manor

Great value for money, a superb location and a warm welcome from one of Ireland's top 25 small hotels on TripAdvisor.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Budget Friendly
  • Leisure Breaks
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Lough Eske, Co. Donegal

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Harvey's Point

Ireland's number-one hotel in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, ranking 6th in Europe and 22nd in the World.

  • Great Location
  • Ideal for Business
  • Leisure Breaks
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Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Ireland

Lough Rynn Castle

Four-star luxury castle hotel on the north-east shore of Rinn Lough. It is hard to imagine a setting more picturesque or more inspiring.

  • Luxurious Setting
  • Great Location
  • Great Food & Drink
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Virginia, Co. Cavan

Lakeside Manor, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Lakeside Manor

Set on the shores of the beautiful Lough Ramor Lake. Known for it's relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices and friendly staff.

  • Luxurious Setting
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Location
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Sligo, Co. Sligo

Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Sligo Park Hotel

In the Heart of Yeats' country, The Sligo Park Hotel is set in quiet parkland and surrounded by some of Ireland's most scenic countryside.

  • Great Location
  • Great Food & Drink
  • Ideal for Families
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Sligo, Co. Sligo

Strandhill Lodge, Sligo, Ireland

Strandhill Lodge

Stunning scenery coupled with luxury accommodation. The beautiful scenery in Strandhill has to be seen to be believed.

  • Luxurious Setting
  • Ideal for Families
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
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Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tara Hotel, Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Tara Hotel

Located in the beautiful Killybegs Tara Hotel caters for your every need. Great conference and leisure club available.

  • Ideal for Business
  • Great Location
  • Leisure Breaks
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B&Bs and Guesthouses in the North West of Ireland

Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal

Inishfree Bed & Breakfast, Donegal

Inishfree B & B

Inishfree Bed & Breakfast is modern and spacious resting stop located on The Inishowen Peninsula, one of Ireland's hidden gems.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Great Location
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Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Ard na Breatha B&B

Situated just 1.5km from Donegal Town, Ard na Breatha Guesthouse and Restaurant offers award winning quality in a breathtaking location.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Great Location
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Sliabh Liag, Co. Donegal

An Scrín B&B, Ireland

An Scrín B&B

Self-catered accommodation, ideally situated for groups looking to explore the Donegal coastline and the awe-inspiring Sliabh Liag.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
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Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal

Eagle's Nest B&B, Donegal, Ireland

Eagle's Nest B&B

A newly built cottage with a traditional aesthetic, Eagle's Nest B and B is welcome break from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Leisure Breaks
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Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Ard na Breatha B&B

Situated just 1.5km from Donegal Town, Ard na Breatha Guesthouse and Restaurant offers award winning quality in a breathtaking location.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Great Location
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Laghey Village, Co. Donegal

Mairead's Bed and Breakfast, Donegal, Ireland

Mairead's B&B

Charming B&B just walking distance to the 7 Arches Bar and The Dew Drop Inn Lounge Bar and Restaurant with its Traditional Music and Song.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
  • Budget Friendly
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Grange, Co. Sligo

Mount Edward Lodge Grange, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Mount Edward Lodge

An award-winning luxury bungalow situated in beautiful Yeats Country, Mount Edward Lodge is ideal for relaxing holidays or a business trip.

  • Ideal for Business
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Luxurious Setting
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Ballinfull, Co. Sligo

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Ocean Heights

A charming B&B near Lissadell, set on the picturesque coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way. The perfect place to relax in a tranquil coastal setting.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Great Location
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Grange, Co. Sligo

Rowanville B&B,Grange, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Rowanville B&B

Four-star accommodation and warm, friendly Irish hospitality with hotel-style bedrooms at B&B rates. All rooms en suite, wifi throughout.

  • Leisure Breaks
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Location
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Carrick, Co. Donegal

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Cairnsmore B&B

Cairnsmore is the ideal place to stay if you want to climb Sliabh a' Liag, go hill-walking or or experience true Irish fishing.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Temple House B&B, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Temple House B&B

A traditional Irish guesthouse in an idyllic rural setting. Expect a unique and luxury country house offering a truly authentic Irish experience.

  • Luxurious Setting
  • Ideal for Families
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Redcastle, Co. Donegal

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Washington House B&B

Located alongside Inishowen Peninsula this B & B offer fantastic views of Lough Foyle. Comfort is assured with 5 en suite bedrooms.

  • Great Location
  • Budget Friendly
  • Ideal for Families
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Hostels in the North West of Ireland

Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo

The Benwiskin Centre, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo, Ireland

The Benwiskin Centre

An EU Ecolabel accredited hostel, The Benwiskin Centre provides an ideal base for families or groups to explore the North West of Ireland.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Budget Friendly
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Festivals in Ireland's North West Click a Section Below to Find out More

My Ireland Travel Guide

Barrels at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City

Ireland's much-loved capital and the gateway to the Emerald Isle. A vibrant, modern and outward-facing city, most Ireland tours and vacations begin here. Read more...

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College
  • Temple Bar Quarter
  • The Book of Kells
  • Dublin Castle
About Dublin
Lighthouse in Hook Head

Wicklow & the East

This wild landscape of gorse and bracken is home to many of Ireland's most significant archaeological finds, as well its grandest estates. Read more...

  • Powerscourt Estate
  • Glendalough Settlement
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Battle of The Boyne
  • National Stud
About the East
The Cliffs of Moher

Galway & the West

Pack walking boots, a camera and a sense of adventure as you head west for Galway, County Clare and the Wild Atalantic Way. Heritage, tradition and Read more...

  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Settlement
  • Clare Music Sessions
  • The Burren Landscape
About the West
Kilkenny Castle by the riverside

Kilkenny & South-East

The sunny South East. Ireland's warmest and driest region is also one of its most popular destinations with tourists and locals alike. Read more...

  • The Rock of Cashel
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Lismore Castle
  • Tintern Abbey
  • St Canice's Cathedral
The South East
Sheep in Kerry, Ireland

Cork and Kerry

Wind-swept, welcoming and rugged, Ireland South West typifies what visitors expect Ireland to look like – vibrant, vivid and verdant. Read more...

  • Cork English Market
  • Blarney Castle
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney Nat. Park
  • Skellig Michael
The South West
Trad Session in Donegal, Ireland

Donegal and Sligo

Less well-trodden than Dublin, Belfast or Killarney, this picturesque region invites you to get outdoors. Don't forget your camera! Read more...

  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Lakes and Loughs
  • Maghera Beach
  • Errigal Mountain
  • Glencolmcille Village
The North West
The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland

Belfast & The North

In peace, Belfast and the North have staked their rightful claim as some of the Island of Ireland's most iconic and cultural regions. Read more...

  • The City of Belfast
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede
  • The City of Derry
Northern Ireland
Solo traveller admiring the coastal view in Ireland

Ireland Solo Travel

Whether you're looking to meet new people or just yearning get away from it all, Ireland is a great place to travel independently. Read more...

  • Experience the Culture
  • Find Your Inner Peace
  • Discover New Paths
  • Start a Course
  • Experience the Nightlife
Northern Ireland

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