2. CROAGH PATRICK
Saint Patrick once climbed to the top of this mountain for 40
days. During this time, he built a chapel, the St. Patrick's
oratory, and drove out the snakes of Ireland by throwing a
bell into the valley.
3. Diamond Hill
The mountain is 442 m high. The route to the
top is not particularly difficult, but waterproof
and windproof clothing should be worn. The
weather can make the descent difficult on the
It has a spectacular view of the coast, the
harbour, Kylemore Abbey on Pollacappul
Lough and the Twelve Bens.
4. It was built in 1228. This medieval castle is now an exclusive
5-star hotel. Its most famous guests include King George V,
Queen Mary, John Lennon, Brad Pitt...
The hotel is also famous for its former owner, Sir Benjamin
Lee Guinness, who bought the castle in 1852.
Since 1939, the castle is in the state hands.
Access to the Ashford Castle grounds via the main bridge and
the gardens is chargeable. However, access is free via the
pedestrian bridge at Monks' Fishing House behind the abbey.
5. Cong Abbey
Cong Abbey is a beautiful ancient monastery ruin of 13th century
monastery. Here you feel transported back and imagine how the
monks lived here in the Middle Ages.
Benjamin Guinness was the last to devote himself to the
restoration of the site in the mid 19th century. Since then, nature
and tourists have been taken part in it.
Admission is free and there's parking available.
6. Visitor Centre
Count Galway, Ireland
The Visitor Centre Connemara National Park is the starting point for hikes in the
National Park and offers information about the flora and fauna of Connemara with a
small free exhibition. There are also picnic benches, a tea room and public toilets.
Visitor Center: daily 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. (March - October), free admission
National Park: daily 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. (all year round), free admission
Tea Room: daily 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
8. Keem Beach
County Mayo, Ireland
Is one of the smallest beaches in Ireland.
It has clean white sand
The beautiful beach is backed by grassy slopes and the bay
is sheltered on either side by cliffs, which support a variety
of plants and wildlife.
There is a stunning cliff-top walk from Benmore to Achill
There are no buildings on the beach except for the
The bay once had a big fishing industry and locals went to
catch basking sharks,
10. Guinness Tower
In the woods around Ashford Castle, you
can also find the stone tower of the
castle, built in 1864 - an imposing
structure, reminiscent of the earlier times
and can also be visited from the inside.
11. River Corrib
Iin the west of Ireland flows from Lough Corrib
through Galway to Galway Bay.
The river is among the shortest in Europe, but
it has a mean long-term flow rate of 104.8
It is popular with local whitewater kayakers
A walk along Corrib is recommended.
Sometimes it seems a bit like scenes from
Venice or Amsterdam.
12. Clifden Castle is a ruined house.
It was built in c. 1818 for John D'Arcy, the
local landowner, in the Gothic Revival
Uninhabited after 1894 it fell into disrepair.
In 1935, ownership passed to a group of
tenants, who were to own it jointly, and it
quickly became a ruin.
14. Galway, Ireland
Is the largest aquarium in Ireland and they have
plenty of exhibits lie ray pool, ocean tank, touch
pools, fin whale skeletons.. And activities like
feeding the fish or touching starfishes.
15. Pirate Adventure Park
Is a small park that provides slides, a table-tennis, a picnic, a mini
zipline, a playground, a mini Ferris Wheel and many others.