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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

Westport Plaza Hotel4 Star

Castlebar Street Westport , Co Mayo   098 51166

Since the Westport Plaza has opened its doors in 2006, it has very quickly become one of the leading boutique hotels in the West and has received numerous awards including Top...

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Castlecourt Hotel4 Star

Castlebar St Westport , Co. Mayo   98 55088

Welcome to the 4 Star Castlecourt Hotel, one of the best loved and most popular hotels for Golden Years in the West of Ireland.  Famous for our warm and welcoming...

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Westport Coast Hotel 4 Star

The Quay Westport , Co Mayo   98 29000

Slow down and discover the luxury and comfort of Westport’s only waterfront hotel. Located at the bustling Quay village and only a short walk to town via the spectacular...

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo ,    94 9031755

Set in modern exhibitions Galleries in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House and surrounded by magnificent gardens and artificial lake (known as a Turlough in Irish),...

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Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Limerick4 Star

Ennis Road Limerick , Co Limerick   61 456200

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Limerick is a four star deluxe hotel set on 20 acres of parkland. This idyllic accommodation is a serene getaway just a short drive from...

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Breaffy House Resort3 Star

Castlebar Co Mayo ,    094 9022033

Breaffy House Resort is located in the heart of County Mayo and is the perfect destination if you are looking for a well-deserved and relaxing break! Set on 90 acres, the...

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Great National Hotel Ballina4 Star

N26 Dublin Road Ballina , Co.Mayo   353 09623600

Great National Hotel Ballina is a luxurious four star hotel, situated in North Mayo. At Great National Hotel Ballina our 87 bedrooms offer stylish...

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Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway 4 Star

Sandy Road Headford Road , Galway   3530 91513200

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is a 10 minute stroll from the city centre. The Hotel features 104 bedrooms, each room is clean, comfortable, modern, spacious with good light...

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Galway Bay Hotel4 Star

The Promenade Salthill , Galway   091 518385

Voted as the best ‘Luxury Sea View Hotel of the Year’, the 4* Galway Bay Hotel is a located on the famous Salthill Promenade with stunning views of the Clare Hills...

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The Ardilaun Hotel & Leisure Club4 Star

Taylors Hill Galway City ,    091 521433

Celebrating over 52 years in business, Galway’s Four Star Ardilaun Hotel continues to enchant guests with great-value breaks for the over 55’s - offering luxurious...

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