Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway is a cycling route that runs between Westport and Achill Island. You can hire a bicycle for the route (or more likely, a section of it), ride one-way and then be returned to your vehicle by shuttle. Newport to Mulranny offers the best scenery. […]

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Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick (Saint Patrick’s Stack) is a 764m high mountain and an important site of pilgrimage, located 8km from Westport. Best climbed between April and September, around 2 hours up and an hour and a half to descend. On the last Sunday in July, thousands of pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick in honour of Saint Patrick […]

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Westport

Westport is a key tourist destination and has numerous sights. Westport House is one of the largest, and is popular with those travelling with kids. As with anywhere in Ireland, you’ll find great pubs and great golf. Renowned deep sea fishing waters found nearby. […]

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Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey – one of the most photographed sights in Ireland – was initially built as a private residence. Beautiful walks and gardens, a craft shop, tea rooms, and a few rooms on display. Ticket required to go inside. […]

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Galway

Galway is a lively city and an ideal gateway to the west of Ireland. The city centre is walkable, and things to see include 16th century Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum, Galway Cathedral and St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church – the largest medieval church still in everyday use in Ireland. Galway is the fifth largest city […]

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Aillwee Caves

Certainly not the world’s most spectacular cave, but an interesting stop for some. There is an affiliated Birds of Prey center and cheese shop too – in short, a bit of a tourist trap! […]

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Cong Abbey

The ruins of the former Augustinian abbey mostly date to the 13th century and have been described as featuring some of finest examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Ireland. […]

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