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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

Knock House Hotel3 Star

Knock , Co Mayo    094 9388088

Knock House Hotel, is a 3-star 68 bedroom, architecturally-designed Hotel located in the tranquil village of Knock. The Hotel nestles in over 100 acres of picturesque grounds...

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Lough Rea Hotel & Spa4 Star

Old Galway Road Loughrea , Co. Galway   91 880088

Conveniently located 5 minutes off the N6, Dublin is 1¾ hours’ drive and you can be in Galway city centre in 20 minutes. Explore the areas beautiful countryside,...

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Clayton Hotel Galway4 Star

Ballybrit , Galway City   091 721900

amThe modern and chic four star Clayton Hotel  Galway is ideally located only minutes from the vibrant Galway city centre, Galway Airport and all major routes. The main...

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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Connemara , Co Galway   095 52001

This is a story about Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden. It is placed just one hour from Galway and is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Kylemore...

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Shearwater Hotel4 Star

Marina Point Ballinasloe , Co Galway   090 9630400

The Four-Star Shearwater Hotel is a stunning hotel located off the M6 in Ballinasloe Co Galway. Situated beside the River Suck Marina and just 35 minutes from Galway City and 1...

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The Burren Centre

Kilfenora Co Clare ,    065 7088030

The Burren Centre and The Kilfenora Ceili Band Parlour. The Burren Centre exhibition “A Walk-Through Time” will stimulate and inform all who visit.  The...

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Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Galway4 Star

Oranmore Co Galway ,    091 794400

The superb 4-star Oranmore Lodge Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre Galway is now less than 60 minutes from Shannon and only 2 Hours from Dublin via the M6 (Exit...

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Westport Woods Hotel & Spa4 Star

Quay Rd Westport , Co.Mayo, F28FK23   98 25811

Family-owned and managed by Michael Lennon and Joanne McEniff as part of the Brian McEniff Hotel Group, the Westport Woods Hotel & Spa prides itself on genuine hospitality...

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Old Ground Hotel Ennis4 Star

O'Connell Street Ennis , Co Clare   065 6828127

The Old Ground Hotel is a beautifully restored 18th century building which exudes classic style and a cosy atmosphere. Our aim here is simple; to make our guests feel at home-...

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Victoria Hotel Galway3 Star

Victoria Place Eyre Square , Galway   091 567433

Victoria Hotel Galway offers the visitor a unique opportunity to relax in a tranquil setting and yet be within two minutes walk of Galway City's pedestrianised shopping...

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