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#1 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Tours
Owner description: A chance for you to fly a hawk around the spectacular grounds of Ashford Castle in a private one hour Hawk Walk. No-one ever... more » Owner description: A chance for you to fly a hawk around the spectacular grounds of Ashford Castle in a private one hour Hawk Walk. No-one ever forgets the moment when their hawk first swoops down from a tree to land on their gloved fist - Flying a hawk is an experience of a lifetime! « less
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Joyce Country Sheepdogs (Shanafaraghaun)
#2 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
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#3 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Performances
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#4 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Scenic Drives
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#5 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Biking Trails
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Dun Aengus (Inishmore)
#6 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Ancient Ruins

Dun Aengus is the most visited of the four stone forts on Inis Mor , it is located close to the village of Kilmurvey. The fort consists of three terraced walls, five metres high... more »

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Sky road (Clifden)
#7 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
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#8 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks
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Keem Bay (Achill Island)
#9 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Bodies of Water
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Drummindoo Stud (Westport)
#10 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Family run riding school, stud and stables only 1 mile from Westport, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Horseriding for adults and... more » Owner description: Family run riding school, stud and stables only 1 mile from Westport, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Horseriding for adults and children (minimum age 3 years). Good selection of horses (Connemara Ponies, Irish Cobs, Irish Sport Horses) for all levels and abilities. Pony Camps. Lead rein pony rides. Pony trekking. A.I.R.E.Approved. Qualified instruction. Beach and Day Rides (advance booking required). All weather facilities. Experienced riders can avail of ''The Clew Bay Trail Ride'' which takes small groups of experienced riders through new and ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breathtaking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way. « less
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Croagh Patrick (County Mayo)
#11 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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#12 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Museums
Owner description: This award-winning Museum is home to the National Folklife Collection which represents traditional life in Ireland throughout... more » Owner description: This award-winning Museum is home to the National Folklife Collection which represents traditional life in Ireland throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Fascinating artefacts deal with domestic life, agriculture, fishing and hunting, clothing and textiles, furniture and fittings, trades and crafts, transport, sports and leisure and religion. Set in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo the Museum treats visitors to a taste of how our ancestors lived their daily lives, in both difficult and joyful times. The excellent ‘hands-on’ public programmes which run throughout the year, consist of art and craft workshops, demonstrations and performances and runs alongside the exciting programme of temporary exhibitions which are ongoing throughout the year. Opening Times: The Museum opening hours are: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday 2pm-5pm • Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday. Admission to the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life is FREE. Shop & Café open. « less
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#13 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Eagles Flying (Ballymote)
#14 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Educational Sites
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#15 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Knocknarea (Sligo)
#16 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Knocknarea mountain, just over 300 meters, can be seen from all over County Sligo (and from a number of surrounding counties). The distinctive profile of Queen Maeves Tomb perched... more »

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#17 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Owner description: Interpretive centre for the flora and fauna of the Burren; exhibition, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, education... more » Owner description: Interpretive centre for the flora and fauna of the Burren; exhibition, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, education activity area, limestone rock garden, artisan cafe and farm shop. « less
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#18 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: This 18-hole championship golf course has the spectacular Twelve Bens as a backdrop, and challenges the best of players with... more » Owner description: This 18-hole championship golf course has the spectacular Twelve Bens as a backdrop, and challenges the best of players with its massive last six holes that make par a challenge to achieve. « less
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Glengowla Mines (Oughterard)
#19 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mines
Owner description: Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!... more » Owner description: Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore! Let the team at Glengowla Mines lead you on a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined from the roots of the Connemara Mountains in the 1800’s. The constant dripping of water, the ‘miners breath’ and if you are brave enough - a moment of darkness will set the scene! Delve into the depths of Glengowla mines where you can explore the caverns of marble studded with lead and silver. Follow the veins of copper pyrite which will lead you to the ‘miners gold’ - Galena. Marvel at the rare and beautiful crystals of quartz and fluorite. Learn of the working conditions the miners worked under before the mines closed in 1865. A firm favourite with adults and children alike is to pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems you find! Not only will you enjoy guided tours of the mines, Glengowla is also home to a seismograph which is part of Ireland’s National Seismic Network. See how the seismograph works and how the impact of earthquakes can shake the earth world wide! Glengowla is also working farm where you can visit the Connemara Ponies, meet the Bob the sheep dog, pet the lambs and for advanced group bookings sheep dog herding demonstrations and turf cutting demonstrations are available. Also take the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the farm along the old Connemara railway line and discover some of the local flora and fauna. Make a day of it and bring your own picnic! Also available on site: Gift Shop, Refreshments and Outdoor Seating Area, Museum & Free Car Parking.Please Note the mine is now closed for the Winter but if you like to pre book we can run a tour for your group. Mine reopens daily next March. « less
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#20 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon, is the hidden heart of the West of Ireland. When you visit this area, just off the N5... more » Owner description: Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon, is the hidden heart of the West of Ireland. When you visit this area, just off the N5 Dublin to Westport road, you can experience the home of Celtic Warrior Queen Maeve, the Goddess Morrigan, the Cattle Raid of Cooley, and seat of Gaelic Royalty – this is the Land of Legends for over 5,000 years. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the ancestors, imagine yourself transported back through time to the age of warriors and heroes, and enjoy this fascinating slice of Irish Heritage.The Rathcroghan Complex, with over 200 ancient monuments, is the historical royal capital of Connacht, Ireland’s Western province. We have been nominated to World Heritage Status, and Rathcroghan Visitor Centre offers a BRAND NEW Rathcroghan and Medieval Tulsk exhibition (open April 2014) with fully insured guided tours tailored to suit you; whether your interest is History, Genealogy, Literature, Archaeology, Heritage, Spirituality, or Mythology. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, in the Medieval village of Tulsk, provides professional guided tours with a qualified historian/archaeologist; plus self-guide information, maps and advice; family friendly activities, workshops and special events, and full café facilities. You can shop for unique hand crafted gifts, an unparalleled specialist book selection, and expert advice no matter what your interest in Irish Culture, History or Heritage. « less
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Quay Street (Galway)
#21 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Benbulben (Sligo)
#22 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mountains
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Carrowkeel (Sligo)
#23 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Cemeteries
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#24 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Performances
Owner description: This superb traditional music show is based on the real-life story of the Legendary Irish Pirate Queen Grace O' Malley or... more » Owner description: This superb traditional music show is based on the real-life story of the Legendary Irish Pirate Queen Grace O' Malley or Gráinne Mhaol. This spectacular show at Hotel Westport contains a wealth of talented musicians and dancers from all over the West Coast. Lord of the Dance fiddle player Cora Smyth headlines the show with renowned balladeer James Kilbane, traditional Irish singer Jenny Mulvey and All- Ireland champion box player Darragh Healy. World Champion dancer Roision Timoney,Sean Nós champion Liam Scallion and Latino dancer Pollyanna Guedes make this one show not to be missed.The Show is a must see for all visitors to the West. « less
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Carne Golf Links (Belmullet)
#25 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Belmullet... more » Owner description: Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Belmullet Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland. Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest challenge. The building of Carne has caused little disturbance to this wild and ancient landscape. Tees and greens occurred naturally and very little earth moving was involved in the course construction. Along the course are some breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the legendary islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Géidh « less
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Glencar Lake (Sligo)
#26 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Bodies of Water
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Enniscrone Golf Club (Enniscrone)
#27 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Golf Courses
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Mullaghmore Coast (Mullaghmore)
#28 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Coole Park (Gort)
#29 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites; Parks
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#30 of 376 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Performances
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