Wild Atlantic Way

Donegal Castle

When it was originally built in 1474 by Hugh O’Donnell, chief of the O’Donnell clan, Donegal Castle was among the most impressive castles in the country, and over 6 centuries later it’s …

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Westport House and Gardens

An interesting old house in a beautiful location with Clew Bay on one side and a serenely lovely lake on the other. There is a virtual theme park in the grounds, …

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Ceide Fields

Archaeological excavations in Mayo are uncovering new insights into life in Stone Age Ireland, and what they are finding is having an international impact. Far from being the uncivilised people we …

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Inishmore

The largest of the Aran Islands, Inishmore is famous not just for its rugged beauty but for its rich store of megalithic remains, in particular its four ancient forts. Unfortunately its …

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Achill Island

Although no longer strictly an Island since the construction of a road to the mainland, Achill retains the sense of being a place apart. There are beautiful secluded beaches, good places …

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Loop Head

Away from the crowds around the Cliffs of Moher there is a quieter but no less beautiful stretch of coastline in Clare, around peaceful Loop Head. It is a sparsely populated …

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Tory Island

This tiny island off the coast of Donegal isn't always the easiest to get to - you're depending on good weather - but it is always worth the effort. The island …

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Knock Shrine

Knock is famed as the scene of an apparition of the Virgin Mary, St Joseph and St John the Evangelist and draws large numbers to prayer and pilgrimage. While many people …

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The Burren

The Burren is a unique landscape, a vast limestone plateau stretching inland from the Cliffs of Moher, below which is a subterranean world of caves, rivers and lakes. In Spring and …

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Scattery Island

Now uninhabited, Scattery was lived in from the time St Senen established a monastery there in 534 until the last Islanders left in 1978. It fascinating history encompasses monsters, Vikings, the …

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Ilnacullin (Garinish Island)

A lush, green garden full of surprises, Garnish is on an Island in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cork. Its unique climatic conditions mean it grows plants and …

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The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher is one of the most visited places in Ireland, featuring on almost every tour itinerary. Once it was remote, lonely and savage place, but a lot …

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