This coastal route which runs from Donegal in the far north right along the west coast to Cork has always been hugely popular, unsurprisingly as it includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. It’s not all scenery though, mountains, coast, rivers and lakes make for great country for all sorts of outdoor activities and there is as much to do as there is to see.
As you drive along the coast you’ll see the logo above often, both directing you and pointing out places that are particularly worth a visit.
Sweep around Ireland's North coast, with great day by day itineraries for non-golfers and fantastic links courses for golfers.
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 …
This is a full day tour which will last into the evening, taking in all of the main sights on the Burren and some lesser known ones as well.
Connemara is a place of mountains, lakes and spectacular views famed for the quality of the light.
The Ring of Kerry is one of the great drives of the world and a must see for many visitors to Ireland.
An interesting old house in a beautiful location with Clew Bay on one side and a serenely lovely lake on the other.
Local lore has it that Christopher Columbus prayed in this church, located in Galway city centre, before leaving on the voyage that took him to America.
Archaeological excavations in Mayo are uncovering new insights into life in Stone Age Ireland, and what they are finding is having an international impact.
WB Yeats is one of the most romantic poets ever and this is his ancestral home, a place he dearly loved and where he is buried.
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 …
Although no longer strictly an Island since the construction of a road to the mainland, Achill retains the sense of being a place apart.
This fascinating centre tells the often tragic story of Irish emigration in a most vivid way and also commemorates the departure of the Titanic from …
This modern cathedral, completed in 1965, is to say the least eclectic in design, mixing Romanesque, Gothic and Moorish influences in a way that, …
For generations of Irish people this has been a place to retreat to, for prayer, fasting and pilgrimage.
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.