Clare Island is the largest of 365 islands in Clew Bay. Regular ferry services from Roonagh Pier on the mainland operate throughout the summer meaning there has never been a better opportunity to visit. Clare Island has a variety of activities to choose from, alongside a traditional Irish nightlife made unique by local personalities. Click here to learn about an island experience not to be missed.
Located on Achill Island, Keem Bay is a signature discovery point on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Incredible views overlooking the bay are striking for first time visitors, but the aqua blue colour of the water below is sure to conjure up comparisons with the Caribbean. Keem is a blueway location for water activities and is also home to inspiring walks that lead to jaw-dropping panoramas. Its history is also entwined with the famous Captain Boycott, from which the word ‘boycott’ originates. Get more information about Keem Bay here.
A beauty spot like no other, Doolough Valley is the perfect place to capture that West of Ireland postcard picture. Once you travel through the Doolough Valley you will likely experience the strongest connection possible to Ireland’s landscape and it’s past. Impressive mountains on either side of the meandering road are complemented by the lake which gives the area its name. There is also a reminder of Ireland’s turbulent past, through the Doolough Famine Memorial. Find out more here.
The coastal village of Mulranny is home to an unrivalled beach and extraordinary marshland. As well as being a resting point on the Great Western Greenway cycling and walking trail, Mulranny is part of the Gourmet Greenway which brings together the best in culinary options on an all inclusive food trail. The nearby Nephin Mountains and a host of walking trails provide the chance to see the landscape.Explore what Mulranny has to offer here.
Croagh Patrick is Ireland’s holy mountain and is best known for its association with Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. ‘The Reek’ as it is known locally is a major site of pilgrimage, and thousands of people climb to the summit every year where St. Patrick is said to have fasted for 40 days. Standing at 764m (2507ft) the summit gives a stunning view overlooking Clew Bay, as does the walk to the top. You will also find a small church at the pinnacle of your ascent. To know more about Croagh Patrick click here.
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