Athenry Castle

Athenry is one of the most notable medieval walled towns surviving in Ireland, owing its foundation to Meiler de Bermingham who built his Castle there c.1250. The great three-storey tower, surrounded by defensive walls, is entered at first-floor level through an unusual decorated doorway. Recently re-roofed, the interior contains an audio visual room and exhibition. […]

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Battle of Aughrim Interpretive Centre

The battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre tells the story of the deadly battle fought at Aughrim. The Battle of Aughrim Centre is an ideal stop-off on a journey between Dublin and Galway and is located very close to the N6.The centre lies between Ballinasloe and Loughrea in County Galway.

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Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

Set in the Connemara mountains is Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful neo-Gothic Castle. Built by the English industrialist Mitchell Henry in 1868, visitors to the three reception rooms in the Abbey are touched by its history steeped in romance and tragedy. Kylemore Castle was sold to Benedictine nuns fleeing war-torn Belgium in 1920 and the Castle […]

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Connemara National Park

Situated near Letterfrack, the Park covers some 2,000 hectares (4942 acres) of scenic countryside, rich in wildlife on the slopes of the Twelve Bens. Attractions include exhibitions, nature trails, audio-visual show. In addition there is a summer programme of walks, talks and special events for younger visitors. Access for visitors with disabilities in the Visitor […]

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The Little Mill

Visitors can see the milling process that was employed as all the old machinery is still in place. This mill played a vital part in the life of the local community. It also serves as a seasonal Tourist Information Office. No admission charge.

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Oceans Alive Visitor Centre

An imaginative and informative exhibition of Connemara’s marine heritage is represented through a multidimensional presentation. There is a seaside picnic area with telescope where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Connemara coast and mountains. The centre features an Aquarium, Maritime Museum, audio visual show and a display entitled Old Days, Old Ways. A children’s […]

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Dunguaire Castle

The castle, which overlooks Galway, is a 16th century castle. From April to September the castle comes alive with medieval banquets, which feature a theatrical performance involving rhyme, verse music and song. The castle has a crafts shop and visitors shop.

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Ceardlann Spiddal Craft Village and Café

Drawing their inspiration from the landscape and culture of the Gaeltacht of Connemara, the crafts people who work, display and sell their products at the Spiddal Craft Centre produce a range of handcrafted quality products which is representative of this area. Visitors can observe the crafts in the making and chat with the master craftspeople […]

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Coole Park

The former home of Lady Gregory, a founder of the Abbey Theatre and friend of William Butler Yeats. The house no longer stands, but the estate is now a national nature reserve. The garden of the house, with its yew walk and autograph tree is preserved. Carved on the autograph tree, among others are the […]

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Inishmore, Aran Islands

Inishmor is the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay in Ireland and has an area of 31 square kilometres. Inishmor has a population of about 840, making it the largest of the Aran Islands in terms of population. Wikipedia

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