The West Coast of Ireland and Places to Visit

If you are visiting the West Coast of Ireland for the first time or are a beloved regular there, then there are several places you should go and visit.  Galway, Limerick, the Aran Islands and Donegal are just a small example of tourist hotspots that you should definitely try to put on your map of places to go.  Galway City is full of colourful buildings, street performers, friendly hotels and is located on the water, so is a truly beautiful place to go.  During the day time and at night you can get a real sense of the traditional Irish hospitality, with pubs and clubs holding events for local talented artists to perform at.  Not as big as Dublin, Galway is easier to navigate and gives the great Irish feel that many people look for in a smaller amount of time.

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Aasleagh Falls in County Mayo is situated approximately 1 Kilometre between the Galway/Mayo border.   Boasting beautiful views this picturesque waterfall attracts both tourists looking for beautiful places to remember and fishermen keen to catch the local Salmon swimming downstream.

The Aran Islands are three rocky Islands situated at the mouth of Galway Bay in Western Island, well known for their ancient and prehistoric sites. The largest of the three Islands is called Inishmore, here you can explore the fort of Dun Aonghasa, walk around the Worm Hole (a rectangular pool) and photograph seven different churches all located on the northwest of the island.

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There are many stunning places of outstanding natural beauty to visit in Ireland so think seriously about booking a ticket to fly there and see for yourself. There are several Irish airports you can choose to fly into, go online to compare websites and prices, try this is only one of several sites to research before you book.

County Donegal is located in the north west of Ireland, in the province of Ulster and is a mainly Irish speaking region, lying on the Atlantic Ocean it is made up of mountains, rugged coastlines and castles.  It is the fourth largest County and has various points of interest to keep even the most discerning of visitors occupied. The name Donegal means “Fort of the foreigners” and its Coat of Arms Motto reads in Latin “Mutuam habeatis caritatem” which means “Have Love for one another”.

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