County Galway

The western dramatic coastline, green pastures to the East and the performing arts festivals of County Galway fits the bill of what tourists expect and hope to see in Ireland. Known as "The County of the Tribes", the community spirit will ensure a warm welcome awaits you.

The Connemara landscape is world renowned for fauna and wildlife. The Aran Islands just off the coast of Galway is worth a visit to experience the Irish traditions of years gone by. While the land to the East separated by the Lough Corrib covers the low lands of Ireland leading down to the Shannon.

Connemara is considered to be one of the most unspoilt and spectacular regions of Ireland. It is an unique area of outstanding natural beauty, with excellent angling facilities and plenty of options for touring and enjoying a round of golf. Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is just one of the attractions not to be missed in the area, it is a Neo-Gothic architecture, the estate features a Victorian walled garden, restored Abbey, Gothic church and also a pottery and craft shop. There are many towns in this region along the exploring route of Connemara.

The Aran Islands comprise of three separate islands, Inishmore, Inishmaan, Inisheer. These islands are the high peaks of a submerged limestone reef that runs out to sea from the coast of County Clare. Inishmore is the largest of the islands measuring around 8 miles in length and receives the most visits. Inishmaan is 3 miles long while Inisheer is just 2 miles long. Kilronan on Inishmore is the main town and port of the three islands.

East Galway reaches from Galway City to the shores of the river Shannon, this area offers the visitor much to see including the beautiful villages of Gort and Kinvara.

Galway City, is a vibrant university city and has everything the visitor could desire, shopping, dining, theatre, music and places of historical interest. Also a perfect base for touring the wonderful visitor attractions around the County of Galway.

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Kilkern House, Clonakilty

Kilkern House nestles in the heart of West Cork, an area of panoramic beauty on the edge of Kilkern Lake with splendid views of unspoilt countryside, miles of sandy beaches and woodlands.Kilkern House is located 5km from the Cathedral town of Rosscarbery

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Ard Na Coille, Mallow

A warm welcome awaits you at this newly built family run bed and breakfast. Ard Na Coille is located in beautiful countryside convenient to all the amenities on offer.It is a perfect base for touring County Cork, Fota Wildlife Park and Blarney Castle

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Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry

A stunning Palladian estate tucked away in the woodlands of County Wicklow, on Ireland's east coast, only 25 minutes from Dublin City centre. Powerscourt Hotel is the perfect location for business or pleasure.


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