Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland
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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 it's own special charm, the only constant will be the warm and friendly reception you will receive.

Accommodation in The West of 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.

  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Leisure Breaks
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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
  • Great Location
  • Leisure Breaks
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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.

  • Great Location
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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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.

  • Great Location
  • Ideal for Business
  • 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
  • Ideal for Business
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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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
  • Leisure Breaks
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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.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Great Location
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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.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
  • Leisure Breaks
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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
  • Budget Friendly
  • 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
  • Leisure Breaks
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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".

  • Budget Friendly
  • Leisure Breaks
  • 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.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Leisure Breaks
  • 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
  • Leisure Breaks
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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
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Budget Friendly
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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
  • Budget Friendly
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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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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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