If you can escape from the frenetic pace of Dublin then the West Coast of Ireland awaits you with many treasures. It stretches from Galway bay, home of the famous Aran islands and the equally famous Aran Sweaters, down to Cork. It is some of the most majestic and beautiful coastline that the world has to offer, let alone Ireland. It can get chilly and you might need one of those sweaters. A good place to start would be https://www.shamrockgift.com/aran-sweaters. There is so much to see and do. Here are some ideas to scratch the surface.
- The Aran Islands. Like a place that time forgot, the pace of Aran is nice and slow even if the scenery is not. This is simply breathtaking. The middle Island Inishmaan is reckoned the best. It is a very craggy island which leads us to…
- Go on a Father Ted tour. Back in the 1990’s this Channel Four sitcom was a massive hit and still retains a loyal cult following. Guided around County Clare, you get to see the Parochial house and even have a nice cup of tea and cake in it (by appointment only).
- Go on the beach at Barleycove near Mizen Head. As one of Europe’s most westerly points, you’ll feel as if you are on the edge of the known world as the Atlantic stretches out before you.
That’s only three! There is so much more.« Back