Connemara, County Galway, captured on one of our Ireland Tours Connemara, County Galway, captured on one of our Ireland Tours

West Ireland Travel Guide Plan Your Visit to Ireland's West

Hidden Gems of Ireland's Wild West

Plan your Visit to Galway, Mayo & Clare

Perhaps the most popular tourist region on any Ireland tour, 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, 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.

Galway is...

Lake Fahy, Connemara, Galway, Ireland Lake Fahy, Connemara, Galway, Ireland

Activities, Attractions & Pursuits

Attractions Accommodation Festivals

Things to do in Ireland's West Click a Section Below to Find out More

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 or any Ireland tour in general. The nightlife of the region is also unique. You can catch up with the locals in the vibrant pub scene of Galway or one of the thatched pubs throughout the region. Each pub and restaurant has its own special charm, the only constant will be the warm and friendly reception you will receive.

Accommodation in The West of Ireland


  • Woodlands Hotel

    County Limerick

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

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Bed & Breakfasts


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Barnacles Hostel

Festivals in Ireland's 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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