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Ranked #1 of 381 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)
Ranked #2 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #3 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Performances
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Keem Bay (Achill Island)
Ranked #4 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #5 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #6 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Ranked #7 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Scenic Drives
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Croagh Patrick (County Mayo)
Ranked #8 of 381 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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Dun Aengus (Inishmore)
Ranked #9 of 381 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)
Ranked #10 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #11 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks
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Eagles Flying (Ballymote)
Ranked #12 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Educational Sites

Only a 20 minute drive from Sligo town, the Irish Raptor Research Centre aka Eagles Flying is a MUST see. (Tripadvisor review: http://ww... Located in Ballymote (20 min south of... more »

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Drummindoo Stud (Westport)
Ranked #13 of 381 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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Ranked #14 of 381 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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Ranked #15 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: Carrowholly Stables is situated 3 miles from Westport town in the beautiful west coast of Ireland and is the perfect choice... more » Owner description: Carrowholly Stables is situated 3 miles from Westport town in the beautiful west coast of Ireland and is the perfect choice for all your horse riding. We offer pony camps, group parties, beach and trail rides suitable for all levels of riders from the beginner to the more accomplished enthusiast. We have a wide range of horses and ponies from 11hh- 17hh to suit all abilities (We have ponies ranging in height from 107-148 cm and our horses range in height from 149-165 cm). Packages can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Discounts are available for groups and regular bookings. A.I.R.E. and Failte Ireland Approved. « less
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Mullaghmore Coast (Mullaghmore)
Ranked #16 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #17 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #18 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Performances
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Ranked #19 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Owner description: Moycullen Riding Centre is situated near Galway city, in the magnificent surroundings of the Connemara countryside. They... more » Owner description: Moycullen Riding Centre is situated near Galway city, in the magnificent surroundings of the Connemara countryside. They offer one and two hour treks along bog roads and across mountains. Or why not try their beach ride on Rushing Bay off Galway Bay. Private and group lessons for beginners also available with qualified B.H.S.A.I instructor. « less
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Knocknarea (Sligo)
Ranked #20 of 381 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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Ranked #21 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #22 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Slieve Aughty Riding Centre in the west of Ireland offers horse riding holidays, active family holidays, horse riding... more » Owner description: Slieve Aughty Riding Centre in the west of Ireland offers horse riding holidays, active family holidays, horse riding lessons, treks and cross country, and English language tuition. A family owned eco-friendly equestrian and activity centre, Slieve Aughty has created a peaceful, welcoming place for families and individuals to immerse themselves in nature’s wonders, spend time with horses and and humans, and enjoy comfortable accommodation and delicious organic food. Conference and special event facilities are available for unique celebrations.A memorable experience for all, escape to the beauty and tranquility of the Slieve Aughty mountains in County Galway. We invite you and your family to spend a day or a week with us and experience The Difference. « less
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Ranked #23 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Hiking Trails

The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) can be reached by following the road out to Dun Aengus and then heading to the small town land of Gort na gCapall, a small boreen will then take you... more »

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Carne Golf Links (Belmullet)
Ranked #24 of 381 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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Quay Street (Galway)
Ranked #25 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Benbulben (Sligo)
Ranked #26 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #27 of 381 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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Dun Duchathair (Inishmore)
Ranked #28 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Ancient Ruins

Dun Duchathair, or The Black Fort, is so called due to the colour of limstone out of which is was built. It is situated beyond the village of Cill Einne on a cliff that stretches... more »

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Glengowla Mines (Oughterard)
Ranked #29 of 381 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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Coole Park (Gort)
Ranked #30 of 381 attractions in Province of Connacht
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites; Parks
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