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

West Ireland Travel Guide Galway, Clare and The Wild Atlantic Way

Welcome to Ireland's West Coast

The West of Ireland - home of Galway, Connemara, Mayo, Clare and the revered Croagh Patrick. A rugged coastline, splintered by the Atlantic's timeless persistence, is peppered with peninsulas, ports and tiny islands.

Visitors to the West of Ireland will marvel at its natural beauty, and will cherish its memories as fondly as they do the friendliness of the locals. Come here to find some of Ireland's best evening entertainments and folk sessions, perhaps a little more authentic than you might find in the most tourist-friendly haunts of Dublin and Killarney. Before you know it, you'll be singing along!

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A Walker's Paradise

If you have brought your walking boots on your tour of Ireland, there is no better place to make use of them than here, where Ireland's westermost trails skirt secluded lakes, delve into scenic valleys, and meander along a coastline which yields some of Ireland's most breathtaking sea views.

Don't forget to pack your camera when you head out into this rich Irish countryside. This stunning lake view is seen from Kylemore Abbey which is visited on many of our tours of Ireland.

The narrow shopping streets of Galway The narrow shopping streets of Galway

Galway City of the Tribes

Galway City

Galway, City of the Tribes, is one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations, known for its charming cobbled streets, its friendly residents, and its pervasive sense of history. Visitors are drawn to the brightly-painted pubs, teeming with activity and traditional Irish folk music; the legendary street performers, enchanting the crowds; and the countless festivals which take place in Galway every year.

Galway city centre is popular for shopping on the narrow and winding side streets, as much a photo opportunity as a spending spree.

The Spanish Arch in Galway, Ireland

Spanish Arch Quarter Shopping & Dining

The Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch arguably stands out more because of the vibrant atmosphere which pervades the surrounding area, particularly in summer when visitors and locals mingle together, eating out in the sun and enjoying the buskers and street performers. The arch itself is thought to be part of the original medieval city walls. Ranked #30 out of 75 on TripAdvisor for Galway attractions, you might not remember this as the most spectacular historical site of your trip to Ireland, but summer visitors will recall the atmosphere fondly. Stop here for lunch before you continue to explore the city. From here, take in the Galway City Museum or the rest of the Latin Quarter before heading to the shops and restaurants of Quay Street.

The Hall of The Red Earl

Although it is situated in the same part of the city as the Spanish Arch and its neighbouring attractions, The Hall of the Red Earl will perhaps feel slightly less touristic than much of what you will find in Galway's rich city centre. With a story which begins in 1230 AD, the Hall is very much an archaeological attraction: expect fascinating artefacts and displays but, of the Hall itself, only the foundations remain.

These were discovered as recently as 1997 when plans to extend the city's Custom House unearthed a sufficient wealth of archaeological finds to keep teams of excavators busy for two years. In 2001, the extension to Custom House, held aloft on stilts, was opened, encorporating the archaeology beneath as an integral feature. Anyone interested in archaeology should certainly make the short trip.

Visiting The Hall of The Red Earl

Trad on the Prom

If Riverdance did festivals...? This showcase of Irish traditional folk music and dance combines the best of Irish trad culture with a great openair festival atmosphere. Featuring world-champion dancers, as well as some of the Riverdance cast, the show has met with near-unanimity in its positive reception among visitors. The price tag might rule it out for some, especially larger families, but those who go are in for a treat. Be sure to book well in advance: shows sell out months ahead.

Visiting Trad on the Prom

The Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast of Ireland The Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast of Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher Co. Clare, Ireland

Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher

They are one of the most popular and frequently most hyped attractions on any of our Ireland Tours, and the views will not disappoint. Rising to a height of 203 metres, these sheer vertical cliffs hold a steady, undulating line against the tireless advance of the Atlantic below. A better view of the sea and setting sun on any Ireland tour you will not find.

Another thing you will not find is the visitor centre; at least, until you get close, you won't find it. Designed very cleverly to blend into the local landscape, this extensive attraction is all but invisible as you approach the cliffs themselves. Inside, it is large, modern and informative.

This is an immensely popular attraction for people who vacation in Ireland, and with good reason, but it does mean that you should expect to have lots of company as you take in the amazing views: during summer, in particular, there will be lots of people. To enjoy the cliffs alone, you will need to walk for ten minutes or so, so wander to Hag's Head and admire the tower without the bustle of the crowd.

The Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast of Ireland The Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast of Ireland

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Visiting The Cliffs of Moher

Getting there

The Cliffs of Moher are easily accessed by road from Galway (1.5 hours), Ennis (40 minutes), Limerick (1.5 hours) and from the ferry to and from Killimer in Kerry (45 minutes) Dublin is approximately 3.5 hours via Limerick. Most of our tours of Ireland visit the Cliffs of Moher.

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Traditional Music performed in Ireland Traditional Music performed in Ireland

Clare Trad Sessions Celtic Music Nights

Irish Folk Music

Every part of Ireland has it's own musical traditions and styles, and these generally find voice in the traditional Irish folk music nights, or trad sessions, of the local pubs. A trad session (or traditional music session) is an informal gathering of musicians (almost always in a pub) who play traditional folk music together, not as a formal performance, but more in the style of what jazz, funk and rock musicians would call a 'jam' session; structured and based around a familiar tune, but relatively free-flowing and with a small degree of improvisation (mainly in harmony).

There are a cappella songs, instrumental reels, jigs and hornpipes; people join in if they can, or just listen if they want to sit one out. If you're a musician, it's a great way to practice. If you're not, buy the players a round of Guinness and make yourself at home.

An Irish Trad Session in full flow...

Of all the counties you can visit of an Ireland tour, Clare is arguably the best for trad sessions, boasting an uncommonly high concentration of talented singers, instrumentalists and dancers. The best folk sessions are those where the musicians play purely for their own pleasure, but it is quite common on the tourist trail to find sessions which are slightly more staged for the visitors' benefit. But, whichever type of session you find in Clare, you should expect to hear 100% traditional Irish music (in other parts of the country, more contemporary pop styles have started to creep in).

To find the best Clare folk sessions, head for Ennis, Ennistymon, Doolin, Miltown Malbay, and Kilfenora. Alternatively, if you find yourself in Westport, be sure to stop in Matt Malloy's, a noted trad pub owned by the eponymous fife player from The Chieftains.

Visit Kilfenora, Co. Clare

Visitors who are looking to discover authentic Irish music should add the Clare village of Kilfenora to their bucket list of Irish travel. This historic village is widely recognized as the home of traditional ceili music and the gateway to The Burren Many tours of Ireland will bring you to this small but popular area of Ireland.

Worth the Trip Notable Detours and Diversions

Westport

Westport is a charming town in County Mayo. Located about 1hr 30 mins from Galway, this remote area of Ireland retains all of its rugged beauty. There's plenty to see and do around Westport including the Great Western Greenway, Achill Island, Clare Island, Clew Bay with it's 365 Islands, Westport House and Croagh Patrick.

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Cong

The location of the 1951 John Ford film The Quiet Man (starring John Wayne), Cong offers a step back in time. Those who are less interested in The Quiet Man Museum should head for the more historical attractions of Cong Abbey and Ashford Castle.

Killaloe & Ballina

Situated on the Clare and Tipperary banks of Loch Deirgeirt respectively, Killaloe and Ballina offer a tale of two cities ... well, two villages, perhaps. Close enough to be considered one destination, they have quite distinctive and different characteristics. Pack your camera before you head to Killaloe, the epitome of beautiful County Clare; then use it to get some foodie snaps over dinner in Ballina, where you will find fantastic pubs and restaurants.

Connemara National Park Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park

About the Park

Comprising three thousand hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and woods, Connemara National Park is a nature-lover's paradise; home to countless native species including red deer, wild ponies and peacock butterflies. The park is also home to several of the famous Twelve Bens, the unmistakeable range of mountains which gives such character to the landscape of this part of Ireland. Dedicated walkers will find plenty of challenge here, but easier strolls can also be found on nearby Diamond Hill.

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Clonmacnoise monastic site in Offaly, Ireland Clonmacnoise monastic site in Offaly, Ireland

Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement in Co. Offaly

Clonmacnoise

Perched on the banks of the River Shannon, Clonmacnoise is perhaps the foremost of Ireland's many monastic cities. For those interested in early Christianity, it is a must-see destination. Enclosed within the ancient city walls are various ecclesiastical ruins including a cathedral, seven ancient churches, three high crosses, round towers and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe - all remarkably well preserved and fascinating to anyone, not just those with a special interest in Ireland's religious history.

Head first for the museum, an interactive multimedia experience housed in three conical huts designed to mirror the early dwellings of the region. The audiovisual presentation lasts 20 minutes but will provide important context for the rest of your time in Clonmacnoise.

The cathedral is perhaps the next logical stop-off point. Built in 909AD, it has been significantly altered over the years. The 15th Century Gothic doorway with carvings of St Francis is worth a few minutes of closer scrutiny.

Clonmacnoise's small churches are known as temples; a derivation from the gaelic teampall. Each has its own distinctive character, and states of preservation vary significantly. Giving each of these sites the attention they deserve, not to mention the many sites outside the city walls, will not be easy for those bringing young families. But, for grown-ups interested in history, Clonmacnoise is a fascinating and vivid realisation of Ireland's past. Clonmacnoise is visited on many of our escorted tours of Ireland.

Westport House

Westport House is a charming and elegant Georgian mansion and is still largely in possession of its original contents and decor. Prior to its 1730 construction, the site of the house was occupied by the by then ruined castle of the Sea Queen Grace O'Malley, a successful business woman or legendary pirate depending on your historical stance and susceptibility to fanciful lore.

Today, Westport House offers diversions for all the family, with a nearby (3km) Pirate Adventure Park providing every incentive for the kids to come along.

Visiting Wesport House

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara Kylemore Abbey in Connemara

Kylemore Abbey And Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is not only one of Ireland's most attractive buildings; since 1920, it has also been home to the Sisters of the Benedictine Order in Ireland. Even today, Kylemore continues to operate as a working Abbey: here, the sisters live, work and pray, as well as welcoming visitors from across the globe.

Among Kylemore's many notable attractions are the unmistakable Victorian Walled Gardens, restored in 2000 and now open to the public visitors. As a heritage garden, this beautiful space is worked using only Victorian gardening methods. Only seeds and strains from the 1800s are ever planted here.

The building of Kylmore Castle was inspired by Margaret Henry, to whom the Gothic Church still stands in tribute, serenely secluded in Kylemore's woods. It was Margaret's husband Mitchell Henry who produced, from little more than desolate bog land, the beautiful attraction we now know as Kylemore. Following Margaret's death in 1874, Henry returned to Kylemore to live, and he remained here until his passing in 1903.

Kylemore has something for everyone, no matter what your age - visitors can enjoy the restored rooms of the Abbey, The Gothic Church and the Gardens. Many make use of the shuttle bus service between the Abbey and Gardens, but it is a very pleasant walk along the tree-lined avenues, too. For our little visitors there is a play trail, colouring in the restaurant - and don't forget to make a wish at the Giant's wishing stone. Visit Kylemore Abbey on many of our escorted Ireland tours.

Visiting Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara Kylemore Abbey in Connemara

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The Burren

A limestone plateau covering 250 square kilometres, The Burren takes its name quite aptly from the Gaelic for "rocky land" or "great rock". While in one sense very fitting, the name does not do justice to what experts have more justly termed "one of the world's most stunningly unique natural heritage regions". You won't find this type of terrain on any other part the planet let alone any other part of your Ireland tour.

In another missed opportunity to describe the outstanding beauty of The Burren, and not without a certain relish, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury".

The Burren on the West Coast of Ireland The Burren on the West Coast of Ireland

Burren Gaelic for "rocky land"

The Extreme West

Inviting visitors to "take a walk through time", The Burren Centre offers an altogether more illuminating, and certainly less ghoulish view of The Burren and its extensive history. Taking in the exhibition and talking to the local experts, visitors learn about the cultural, historical and spiritual significance of the area: "With its innate sense of spiritual peace, extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, and megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids, the Burren creates a tapestry of colour and a seductively magical aura which few people leave without wanting to experience again."

Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo

Croagh Patrick Also known as "The Reek"

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick is perhaps Ireland's best-known mountain internationally, and stands at a lofty but comfortably manageable 765 metres. With a distinctive conical shape, Croagh Patrick is quite recognisable and can be ascended and descended in less than four hours.

Croagh Patrick is famed as the site of St Patrick's 40-day fast, making it a sacred and revered feature of Ireland's landscape, particularly on Reek Sunday, the last Sunday in July, when pilgrims ascend the mountain in large numbers. In fact, pilgrimages to the summit have a more enduring history than this would suggest: worshippers have actually climbed Croagh Patrick since 3000 BC.

At the top, you will find a 1905 church, a ninth-century oratory fountain, possibly the best opportunity for landscape photography on any tour of Ireland.

Visiting Croagh Patrick

Aillwee Cave,The Burren, Co. Clare Aillwee Cave,The Burren, Co. Clare

Aillwee Cave
Ancient & Alluring

Aillwee Cave

Right in the heart of the Burren, nested high on the mountainside with commanding views of Galway Bay, lies Aillwee cave, one of the oldest caves in Ireland. Ancient and alluring, the cave captures everything that makes the Burren so mystical and spectacular.

Delving 600m into the ground, the underground tour guides you through caves and caverns with underground waterfalls. Guided by expert staff throughout, you will learn about how the caves came into being.

Once you re-emerge, enjoy the Burren Birds of Prey Centre with its dynamic flight displays, informative talks and a 'hawk walk'.

Visiting Aillwee Cave

King John's Castle, Co. Limerick King John's Castle, Co. Limerick

Castles and Heritage Sites

Limerick and Shannon

Shannon and Limerick, like so much of Ireland's west coast, are known for their stunning natural beauty.

Even beyond the endlessly photogenic landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way, there is no shortage of historic man-made beauty which is just as likely to have you reaching for your camera. Limerick and Shannon are particularly noteworthy for their fantastic heritage sites - here is a selection of our favourites. Don't forget to pack your camera!

Beach on Oírr Island, Aran islands Beach on Oírr Island, Aran islands

The Aran Islands

Guarding Galway Bay

The Aran Islands are made up of 3 rocky islands Galway Bay Inis Mór Island (Big Island), Inis Meáin Island (Middle Island) and Oírr Island (East Island).

The islands were once know as the islands of 'Saints & Scholars'. Dún Aonghasa, a fort dating back to the Iron and Bronze Ages can be found on the largest of the 3 isles, Inis Mór. On Oírr Island is home to O'Brien's Castle which was built in the 14th century. Gaelic, the Irish Language, is still spoken on the islands. Currently only 1% of the Republic of Ireland speak Gaelic. Visit the Aran Islands on our Celtic Explorer Tour of Ireland

Accommodation in Western Ireland

Hotels in The West of Ireland

Doolin, Co. Clare

Bicycle at Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

Hotel Doolin

Hotel Doolin is found at the heart of Doolin, County Clare, the traditional Irish music and Cultural capital of Ireland.

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Westport, Co. Mayo

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Mill Times Hotel

Beautiful hotel in an ideal location in the centre of Westport, Co. Mayo. Award-winning restaurant also available.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Great Location
  • Great Food & Drink
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Shannon, Co.Clare

Carrygerry House Hotel, Shannon, Co.Clare, Ireland

Carrygerry House Hotel

An old-world country house originally built in 1793 in a setting which remains peaceful and tranquil today. A truly relaxing escape.

  • Ideal for Families
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Connemara, Co.Galway

Carna Bay Hotel, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland

Carna Bay Hotel

Carna Bay Hotel is a Pet Friendly Hotel and the local area and beaches are ideal for keeping those loved ones entertained.

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Claregalway Village, Co. Galway

Claregalway Hotel, Claregalway Village, Co. Galway, Ireland

Claregalway Hotel

This multi-award winning hotel provides the perfect choice of accommodation while travelling in the West of Ireland.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
  • Ideal for Business
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Limerick City, Co. Limerick

Greenhills Hotel, Dining Table, Limerick City, Ireland

Greenhills Hotel

An ideal stop-over in a great location, approximately 95km from Galway, 100km from Cork and 200km from Dublin.

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  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Doolin, Co. Clare

Sea View House, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

Sea View House

Visitors can expect luxurious accommodation and surroundings, superb local food along with natural and warm hospitality.

  • Great Location
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Adare, Co. Limerick

Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Woodlands Hotel

Situated at the edge of the beautifully, quaint village of Adare, this hotel features the Failte Ireland Award-Winning Revas Spa.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
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B&Bs and Guesthouses in The West of Ireland

Abbey Court, Westport

Abbey Court, Westport, Mayo, Ireland

Abbey Court, Westport

A central location makes this an ideal B&B for exploring Westport town.

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Westport, Co. Mayo

Bertra House B&B Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Bertra House B&B

Between Westport and Louisburgh, Bertra House is ideally situated Croagh Patrick, Bertra beach and The Great Western Greenway.

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Westport, Co. Mayo

Buttermilk Lodge in Westport Ireland

Buttermilk Lodge

Buttermilk Lodge is warm and friendly, a traditional Irish home. Close to Clifden with restaurants, pubs and traditional Irish music.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
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Clifden, Co. Galway

Clifden Bay Lodge, Clifden, County Galway, Ireland

Clifden Bay Lodge

Situated on the scenic Lower Sky Road, Clifden Bay Lodge is just 3km from Clifden, the capital of Connemara. Open year-round.

  • Leisure Breaks
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  • Ideal for Families
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Moyard, Co. Galway

Moyard, Co. Galway, Ireland

Conerstones B&B

Cornerstones is a Four-Star Irish Tourist Board approved Bed and Breakfast, situated in the beautiful scenic village of Moyard.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
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Lahinch, Co. Clare

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Crag Shore B&B

This traditional family B&B is quietly situated on a hill with beautiful views onto the Atlantic Ocean and its splendid coastline.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Great Location
  • Leisure Breaks
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Creevagh, Co.Mayo

Creevagh Heights B&B, Creevagh, Co.Mayo, Ireland

Creevagh Heights B&B

A beautiful family-run Bed and Breakfast in the most scenic part of north County Mayo - "a little piece of heaven".

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  • Ideal for Families
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Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Grovemount House, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Grovemount House

Family-run guesthouse on the outskirts of Ennistymon on your way to the Cliffs of Moher and the unforgettable Burren landscape.

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  • Ideal for Families
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Ougherard, Co. Galway

Fough East B&B, Ougherard, Co. Galway, Ireland

Fough East B&B

Nestled beside Lough Corrib and the Connemara mountain range, Fough East is just two minutes' walk from local pubs and restaurants.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
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Galway, Co. Galway

Heron's Rest B&B, Co. Galway,  Ireland

Heron's Rest B&B

On the banks of the river Corrib in the heart of Galway's Latin Quarter. A boutique interior with gourmet breakfasts and a welcoming feel.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Budget Friendly
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Lahinch, Co. Clare

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Hillbrook Farm B&B

An elegant and traditional Irish B&B situated on a real Irish farm on the edge of the Burren National Park, near Lahinch in rural County Clare.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
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Doolin, Co. Clare

Kate's Place Breakfast, Co. Clare,  Ireland

Kate's Place B&B

A homely and inviting B&B in Doolin. King, queen and double bedrooms all have their own private en-suite bathroom.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Westport, Co. Mayo

Linden Hall B&B, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Linden Hall B&B

A warm and airy period-style townhouse in the heart of Westport town. Expect good humour and a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Leisure Breaks
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Great Location
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Westport, Co. Mayo

Lurgan House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Lurgan House

A warm and welcoming traditional family home just two minutes' walk from Westport town centre. The views will leave you speechless.

  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Leisure Breaks
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Ougherard, Co. Galway

Railway Lodge, Ougherard, Co. Galway,  Ireland

Railway Lodge

Modern convenience with traditional Irish style. Each bedroom has modern en-suite facilities as well as orthopaedic beds.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Budget Friendly
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Loughrea, Co. Galway

Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland

Slieve Aughty Centre

Total immersion in nature and quality time with family. Go horseriding or walking through the forest, enjoy delicious organic food.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
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Westport, Co. Mayo

The Garden Gates, Guesthouse, Westport, Co. Mayo, Western Ireland

The Garden Gates

Five-star bed and breakfast between Westport and Castlebar. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you, personal attention is guaranteed.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Budget Friendly
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Doolin, Co. Clare

Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

Churchfield B&B

Located within a couple of hundred yards of Doolin's Traditional Music Pubs and within short walking distance of shops and restaurants.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
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Hostels in The West of Ireland

Westport, Co. Mayo

Go Explore, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Go Explore

A great hostel in the stunning Clare Island, in Clew Bay. Bar and restaurant available and the hostel also acts as a live music venue.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Great Food & Drink
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Galway City, Co. Galway

Barnacles Hostel, Galway City, Ireland

Barnacles Hostel

Barnacles offer award-winning hostel accommodation in Galway, providing an affordable base from which to discover Ireland's West Coast.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
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Clifden, Co. Galway

Clifden Eco Beach, Galway, Ireland

Clifden Eco Beach

Located on the picturesque shores of The Wild Atlantic Way Clifden eco Beach offers guests an eco friendly option for their accommodation.

  • Leisure Breaks
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Location
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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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