Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard. O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
See the Events at the Cliffs page for information on guided tours of the cliff side conducted daily by the Cliffs of Moher Rangers.
Kylemore Abbey & Walled Gardens
Kylemore Castle, built in 1868, is one of the great baronial-style Castles remaining in Ireland. In 1920, the Castle was turned into an Abbey when it was purchased by the Irish Benedictine nuns. Visitors to the three reception rooms in the Abbey are touched by its history steeped in romance and tragedy.
Visitors are also welcome to the recently-restored neo-Gothic church (circa 1871), Mausoleum, Restaurant and Craft Shop. A complimentary shuttle bus will take visitors to the beautifully restored Victorian Walled Gardens.
The Aran Islands are richly unique. Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the county. The Islands' raw beauty and charm leaves visitors longing to return for breath-taking scenery and historical sites like ecclesiastical ruins from early Christian times, medieval castles, cliffs, prehistoric stone forts (including the famous Dún Aonghasa ring fort). The Islands have many sandy beaches, clean air, unique flora and fauna and a rich folklore. The Islanders continue to speak in the Irish native tongue with Gaelic spoken as the first language. The Islands themselves are an outdoor museum of artifacts of religous and cultural importance. The three Aran Islands, Inis Mór (Big Island), Inis Meáin (Middle island) and Inis Oírr (East island) are situated in a north westerly south easterly direction at the mouth of Galway Bay, Ireland.
The Connemara Smokehouse specialises in producing wild and organic salmon. As Connemara's longest established Smokehouse, this is a fascinating location to visit, take a tour and purchase a great array of traditionally hand-prepared seafood products. The tour takes about 1 hour.
Located right on the water's edge at Bunowen Pier.
In the heart of the Burren, lies one of the oldest caves in Ireland.This cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out an subterranean river deep underneath Aillwee mountain. This river has subsided since the last ice age, leaving behind one of Ireland's most stunning caves.
A walk up Aillwee Mountain will reveal spectacular views of the fertile valley below, Galway Bay, and the Connemara Mountains beyond. The slopes below Aillwee Cave are home to one of the Burren's unique Hazel Woods. Take a stroll along the woodland trail and discover our examples of prehistoric dwellings and a charcoal kiln. These woods are maintained to preserve and encourage the natural flora and fauna of the area. Aillwee Cave is open all year round. Tour times are as follows: 10:00 to 17:30 daily 10:00 to 18:30 during July and August.
Wildlands, Moycullen, Co.Galway
You come here to play, and play you will! There really is something for everyone. From the aspiring Robin Hood and Katniss Everdeen seeking to hone their archery skills, to the ultimate daredevil weaving 49 feet above the ground on our Zip n Trek course. Tickle your brain in our Crystal Maze-style Challenge Rooms, where you’ll need more than just physical skills to solve the puzzles. Conquer your fears on our eye-catching indoor fun walls. Ride a jeep through the woods. Unlock your children’s imagination in An Baile Beag or in the playground. For something a little different, our disc golf course is waiting to be discovered, and tag archery is an adrenaline-fuelled activity to playfully test your skill and endurance as you hunt your friends through the trees!
Wild Atlantic Burren Walks
Enjoy and walk the beautiful and unique Burren landscape with your own guide for the day. Enjoying the flora and fauna of this wonderful landscape is an amazing experience for all ages and an excursion that will be forever remembered.
O'Neachtain Day Tours
On board O'Neachtain coaches, travellers will experience the ultimate in luxury and safety with a service to match. You can now travel around the West in comfort and style. Their drivers and guides will ensure that you have an enjoyable time while you explore Connemara, The Cliffs of Moher, Galway City and The Aran Islands.
The Corrib Princess sails from Waterside, Woodquay in the heart of Galway city along the River Corrib to Lough Corrib, along the famous Steamers Line, which is the lake's traditional trade route.
The season begins in May with sailings Wednesdays to Sundays for individuals or groups at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and an extra sailing July and August at 4.30pm (excluding Saturdays).
Dick's Bike Hire, Portumna
Want to have fun in Portumna? Then visit Dick’s Bike Hire and hop in the saddle! Biking through this picturesque town is the best way to see its stunning natural landscape: Lake, Forest, Marina, Abbey and Castle. There’s so much to explore in this historic County Galway town on the banks of Lough Derg the “Pleasure Lake”.
Conveniently located just 1km off the M6 East-West & M17/M18 North-South Motorways and only fifteen minutes from Galway City, Raheen Woods Hotel is perfectly located for touring in the West of Ireland whether along the Wild Atlantic Way or inland to Ireland's Hidden Heartlands.
Enjoy a one night break at Raheen Woods Hotel, overlooking the Fields of Medieval Athenry.