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Welcome to The West

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Cliffs of Moher. ©Fáilte Ireland

 

Ireland’s West is waiting for you!

 

The Ireland West region encompasses the counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare and Limerick.

Any visitor to the West will find it is more than just a region. It is a unique experience which will leave you with many wonderful memories of your holiday here.

 

Galway

Eyes light up and stories flow when anyone mentions Galway, a county defined by its untamed scenery, traditional culture and legendary nightlife. It's a region that holds a very special place in the hearts of anyone who has visited, many returning to rediscover the wild Atlantic coast with its deserted sweeps of golden sand, to hike the craggy mountains, windswept bogs and deserted valleys of Connemara, to fish and golf on some of the most spectacular lakes and links on the island, and to join in the good life at the county's varied festivals. Young, colourful and cosmopolitan yet steeped in history, Galway City is a vibrant place that has become a magnet for artists, musicians, writers and students. Galway just oozes energy; walking through the colourful pedestrian streets of the city centre, past the quirky shops, bustling restaurants and ever-present buskers, the buzz is unmistakable.

 

Mayo

Jutting proudly into the Atlantic Ocean, Mayo is a land steeped in history, shaped by its rugged landscape, warmed by its jovial people and loved by all those who visit here. Magnificently beautiful County Mayo is one of the least developed and most sparsely populated counties in Ireland offering the visitor the chance to escape the crowds and experience the dramatic beauty and unhurried pace of life of Ireland's West. This is prime territory for history buffs, walkers, anglers and golfers - the undulating hills, untamed coast and meandering rivers providing evocative backdrops for some of the most engaging historic sites, challenging hikes and prize fishing in the country.

 

Clare

A county of startling beauty, Clare has it all. From the Cliffs of Moher, a 214m testament to Mother Nature’s creativity, to the Burren, an otherworldly limestone landscape, this is a county where beauty and history meet. A holiday heaven, this county allows you to indulge in everything from walking to surfing to relaxing spa treatments.

 

Limerick

From the diversity of its breathtaking landscapes and spectacular coastline, to the mystical charms of its ancient past and its picturesque towns and villages full of character, County Limerick is full of colour and charm. Limerick city, which has a charter older than that of London, is a vibrant, bustling metropolis that continuously reinvents itself, pleasantly surprising the visitor each time they stay. From the medieval quarter at King’s Island with its castle, cathedral and museum, to the elegant splendour of the Georgian new town, Limerick is brimful of delightful historical and architectural surprises.

Where to Stay » Hotels

Eyre Square Hotel4 Star

Forster Street Galway City , HP1 TCP0   091 569633

Eyre Square Hotel, one of the most popular hotels in Galway city centre that has been welcoming guests to Galway and providing hotel rooms in Galway City for more...

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Harbour Hotel4 Star

New Dock Road Galway City , H91 E9PR   091 894800

Welcome to the Harbour Hotel, the most inviting hotel in Galway City Centre. Arrive by rail or coach, we are just a few minutes’ walk from the train and bus stations....

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Treacy’s West County Hotel3 Star

Limerick Road Ennis , Co.Clare, V95 C9CT   065 6869600

If you are thinking about making a break for it this autumn, we have created great value packages for you, at Treacys West County. Offering a range of bedroom types from...

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo ,    94 9031755

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Victorian and contemporary architecture combine at the National Museum of Ireland - Country...

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Galway City Museum

Spanish Parade Galway ,    091 532460

Galway City Museum is located on the banks of the river Corrib overlooking the famous Spanish Arch and some of the finest remains of Galway’s medieval...

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King John's Castle

Nicholas Street King's Island , Limerick City   61 711222

Located at the heart of Limerick’s medieval quarter, no visit to Limerick is complete without stepping inside the walls of the city’s most iconic landmark! Discover...

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Greenhills Hotel Conference & Leisure Centre4 Star

Ennis Road Limerick City , V94X22RV   061 453033

The 4 star family run Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road Limerick, is the perfect base for a relaxing getaway break on the edge of the Wild Atlantic way. Ideally situated only 1 hour...

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Falls Hotel & River Spa3 Star

Ennistymon Co. Clare ,    065 7071004

Make memories in Clare! The Falls Hotel & Spa in Ennistymon, is a family run hotel at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, and at the gateway to the Cliffs of Moher...

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Co Clare ,    61 711222

Located in the unspoilt Clare countryside, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a truly idyllic setting to enjoy some time with family and friends. Set over 26 acres, this...

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