This is definitely an event that anyone who likes a good laugh will want to pencil into their diary.
As well as Irish comics the event draws well known names from Europe and beyond to Galway city every year, including many famous faces as well as ones that are not so well known – yet!Read More
A unique and crazy annual festival held on Inis Mor on the Aran Islands which celebrates the cult TV series Father Ted.
This may well be Ireland’s hottest ticket, with a lottery used to select attendees in previous years due to massive over subscription. The ticket may be hot, but the island certainly won’t be in February.Read More
Connemara ponies are a favourite all over the world, and it’s not surprising, they are well-mannered, versatile and very beautiful.
There is little to beat riding them over their home territory, through the fabulous countryside around Errislannan Manor, which in addition to being a riding centre is a stud farm where many prize winning ponies have been bred.Read More
Known as the city of the tribes, Galway is the undisputed festival capital of Ireland and no matter what time of year you visit the chances are there will be something on.
It’s also well situated for touring both Connemara and North Clare and the Burren region, has good night life and excellent restaurants. Great traditional music too.Read More
I’ll be in Ireland in a couple of weeks, traveling with two friends who have never been there before. We’ll be driving down from the Connemara, through Clare on the way to Dingle, and will probably only have time to visit one area of cliffs.
I can’t decide whether we should go to the Cliffs of Moher (which I have been to before), and although it’s dramatic, it’s also very touristy and built up, or…take them down to the cliffs at Loop Head (where I haven’t been yet) and do the drive around the peninsula.
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The capital of Connemara, Clifden is beautifully situated in the shadow of the Twelve Pin mountains, but has suffered somewhat from its popularity with tourists.
The town itself has maybe a few too many tourist trap stores, but the local area is majestic and a must to explore.Read More