Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top visitor sites. Looming over County Clare's west coast, the Cliffs stretch for 8 kilometres and 214 metres over the waters of the Atlantic ocean. The landscape of the Cliffs of Moher has, for centuries, welcomed visitors who come to marvel at their splendour and be at one with nature. Close to one million visitors per year now come to this iconic location.Connemara
This unspoilt landacape of connemara many regard as the real emerald of Ireland. Connemara is a place of great natural beauty. This is also one of the last remaining gaelic speaking areas of Ireland.
The natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.
Kylemore Abbey and gardens – a , magnificent 19th century castle now run by the Benedictine nuns is located here as are many other monastic sites and ruins along with the replica cottage used in world renound ‘The Quite man’ movie.
The annual connemara pony show takes place here and the splendid drive takes you back along the fascinating coastline of the west coast of ireland
The natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.Aran Islands
These mystical islands are located off the west coast of Ireland approx. 22 miles west of Galway city. The islands are world famous attracting visitors for their unique way of life, culture and heritage. Here, you can find some wonderful examples of Celtic and Early Christian heritage sights.
One can find a real ‘touch of the past’ on the islands. All 3 islands are ‘gaeltacht’ areas where ‘Gaelic’ is still the primary language. However, the islanders are fluent too in English so this is not a problem for visitors!
Throughout the islands, you will find the ruins of early Christian monasteries and fortifications, the most famous being ‘Dun Aengus’, which dates back over 2000 years.
Fishing is the main industry on the islands. However, in recent times, tourism has become another valuable source of industry.Galway City
Galway City, known as the ‘city of the tribes’ with its seaside suburb of Salthill, is an important tourist centre and a gateway to the scenic areas of the county.
In the 1400’s, there began in Galway the rule of the 'Tribes', as the leading fourteen families were called. Their names were Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, Darcy, Deane, ffont, French, Joyce, Kirwan, Lynch, Martin, Morris, and Skerritt
Members of these families served as Burgesses, and as Mayors of Galway up to the capture of Galway by a Cromwellian army in 1652.