Travel — Ireland
Galway & West Coast of Ireland
Counties of West Coast of Ireland
— Galway (and Galway Bay)
— Clare, Mayo & Roscommon
"The Wonderful West"
Considered "The Wonderful West," the western part of the island offers the most beautiful scenery in Ireland.
"Not-to-be-missed" attractions include the spectacular Cliffs of Moher (located along Ireland's rugged west coastline), Connemara (one of Ireland's most picturesque regions) and The Burren (one of Ireland's most magnificent and unique natural wonders).
Galway & Galway Bay
The cosmopolitan city of Galway is located on Ireland's West Coast, in County Galway — it sits on the edge of the River Corrib, surrounded by Galway Bay, facing the Atlantic Ocean.
Fun Galway Attractions & Festivals
Ruins of Ross Abbey
The ruins of Ross Abbey (also known as Ross Errilly Friary) are located northwest of Headford in County Galway. Founded in 1357, the National Monument is among the best-preserved medieval monastic sites in Ireland.
Southwest & Southwest Coast
Head south and southwest from County Galway to the nearby counties of Kerry and Cork. The beautiful Dingle Peninsula is located on the southwest coast of County Kerry. One of the most picturesque destinations in Ireland, Dingle Bay makes a great day trip from Cork or Killarney.
Killarney is located in County Kerry, in Southwestern Ireland. See the ruins of Aghadoe, Gap of Dunloe, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Gardens, Torc Waterfall and spectacular views of the famed lakes of Killarney. Take a FUN Full-Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry — one of Ireland's top tourist attractions.
Tours & Day Trips
County Cork is located in the Southwest of Ireland. Its spectacular coastline, ancient castles, historic sites and fun outdoor activities make it one of Ireland's top destinations. Foodies (especially seafood lovers) are drawn to West Cork — it's reputed to be one of Ireland's top gourmet spots.
West of Ireland Counties
Home to stunning coastlines, magnificent soaring cliffs, ancient castles, historical attractions, fun outdoor activities and world-famous links golf, it's no wonder that millions of visitors are drawn to Ireland's West Coast.
Explore the picturesque counties of Clare, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, and visit its ancient castles and historic sites.
Fun attractions include:
- Adare Village
- Aran Islands
- 3 limestone islands: Inishmore, Inishmaan,
- Boyle Abbey
- Burren in County Clare
- an ancient preserved landscape with archeological megalithic tombs
- Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
- Ireland's largest megalithic burial site
with over 60 tombs
- Ceide Fields
- Ireland's famous stone monument dates back to 5000 BC
- Limerick's Celtic Theme Park & Gardens
- Cliffs of Moher
- spectacular cliffs, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean — one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions
- Dingle Bay /
- Donegal Castle
- Dromoland Castle
- Drumcliff Church & Visitor Centre
- Famous Irish poet
WB Yeats is buried here
- Dun Aonghasa Stone Fort
- Dunguaire Castle
- Grianan Ailigh Ring Fort
- one of Ireland's most important ancient sites
- Holycross Abbey
- King House
- King John's Castle
- Historic castle sits on the heart of Limerick's Medieval Heritage Precinct on the River Shannon
- Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens
- one of Ireland's most romantic sites
- Knock Shrine
- Lough Gill
- one of Ireland's
- Lough Gur
- one of Ireland's
most important archeological sites
- Parkes Castle
- Roscrea Castle
- Ruins of Ross Abbey
- Sligo Abbey
- The Famine Museum
at Stokestown Park
Galway & West Coast
Cliffs of Moher