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Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical view that captures the hearts of one million visitors every year and are a Signature Discovery Point in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs host one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible from Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara

Buskers

An interesting fact about Galway is that it attracts a large number of artists and in particular, buskers.  Everyday various artists take to the streets to perform for passersby. If you are lucky, you might catch a star-in-the making busking on Shop Street just like Ed Sheeran did before becoming famous.  This is an element that makes Galway so unique. 

Aran Islands

The Aran Islands lie just outside Galway Bay and just a few  miles from the Clare coast and the Cliffs of Moher, on the West coast of Ireland. Loved by every visitor, the Aran Islands are 3 of the most unspoilt islands in the Atlantic. The remainings of traditional Irish culture. Each of the Islands, Inis Oírr (Inisheer), Inis Meain(Inishmaan) and the largest Inis Mór (Inishmore) has its own individual character. All native inhabitans of the islands speak Irish. You’ll find ancient forts, churches and monuments on all 3 islands. The flora and fauna is also different on each island.

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is home to a community of nuns of the Benedictine Order who came here in 1920 after their Abbey in Ypres, Belgium, was destroyed in World War I. Settling at Kylemore, the Benedictine Community opened a globally renowned boarding school for girls and began restoring the Abbey, Gothic Church and Victorian Walled Garden to their former glory.

Kylemore Abbey and its Victorian Walled Garden invites visitors to discover the magic, beauty and peacefulness of Kylemore Abbey and its surroundings. Visit Kylemore Abbey and discover what makes it the number one must-see attraction in Connemara and the West of Ireland.

Brigit’s Garden

Brigit’s Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens, visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland.

Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle is probably the most famous landmark that is associated with Kinvara. The castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, 300 yards outside the village of Kinvara.

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