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Sustainability

Lonely Planet names Burren Ecotourism Network ‘Best Community Tourism Project’


The Burren Ecotourism Network in Co. Clare has received the ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ accolade by Lonely Planet. The global travel company announced the news in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021.

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8 of Ireland's wonderful Greenways


Things to do and places to see along Ireland's Greenways

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On the Wild Side


A 5 day trip along the Wild Atlantic Way between Cork and Galway, featuring top attractions, hidden gems and the best places to stay

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Connemara Dreamin’ in Galway’s Glenlo Abbey Hotel


We have put together 6 experiences to be enjoyed during your stay at Glenlo Abbey, for some you won’t even have to leave the grounds of the hotel. For others, adventure awaits a little further afield.

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Walking in a Wooded Wonderland at Belleek Castle


Planning a trip to County Mayo? Include a night in Belleek Castle on your itinerary - with blazing fires, sumptuous food, and a dog that doubles as a tour guide

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4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


4 Stunning Star Wars Filming Locations along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Activities

A cycling adventure to Gregans Castle


As I sat down to dinner in Gregans Castle, one of Irelands blue book hotels, last evening looking out at the purple hue form the limestone mountain across the valley I noticed the sky beginning to change colour. As each course of my meal was presented the sky went from pink to orange to red before finally succumbing to darkness as my desert arrived.

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8 Experiences not to miss in Clare


Discover the beauty of County Clare located in the heart of the west coast of Ireland and on the Wild Atlantic Way. With breath taking scenery of the Burren landscape, Cliffs of Moher and Loop Head Peninsula, and the bustling towns of Ennis, Kilrush, Lahinch and Lisdoonvarna, there are plenty exciting activities, attractions and festivals to keep you busy. Use this as your ultimate guide to exploring Clare.

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16 Unique Places to Stay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way stretches from the Northern Headlands to the Surf Coast, and is famous for its sweeping coastlines, towering sea cliffs, and diverse landscapes.

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The Marshall Doran Collection in Belleek Castle


Why not take a step back through time and discover the fantastic history of the unique Castle through a guided tour and explore the Marshall Doran Collection of fossils and Medieval European Armour.

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Get up and go in Connemara


The great outdoors are even greater if you’ve somewhere nice to stay while exploring them. For those looking to immerse themselves in the wilds of Connemara, Co. Galway, few places are nicer than Rosleague Manor, an elegant Georgian property on the shores of Ballinakill Bay, near Letterfrack.

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Make a Break for Mayo


Make a Break for Mayo. At the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is Mayo, a bright and beautiful county which acts as a natural outdoor playground. From Ireland’s sacred mountain of Cough Patrick to the award winning town of Westport, to Ballina, the salmon capital of Ireland, there’s something to excite every type of visitor in this beautiful county.

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