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Ranked #1 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Tours; Cultural
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 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #3 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Biking Trails; Outdoors
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Keem Bay (Achill Island)
Ranked #4 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks
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Croagh Patrick (County Mayo)
Ranked #6 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
One of the oldest religious sites in Ireland, this mountain is home to an 11th century monastery.
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Sky road (Clifden)
Ranked #7 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Dun Aengus (Inishmore)
Ranked #8 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Cultural

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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Ranked #9 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Outdoors
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Eagles Flying (Ballymote)
Ranked #10 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural

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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Mullaghmore Coast (Mullaghmore)
Ranked #11 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #12 of 330 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 #13 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Owner description: The Michael Davitt Museum is dedicated to the life and achievements of Michael Davitt - father of the Land League,... more » Owner description: The Michael Davitt Museum is dedicated to the life and achievements of Michael Davitt - father of the Land League, International Humanitarian, Author and Parliamentarian. The Museum is housed in a Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland award winning restored church in which Michael Davitt was baptised. The museum is adjacent to the 13th Century Straide Abbey which contains some of the finest medieval carvings in Ireland. The site also features an historic graveyard in which Davitt, and other notable figures are buried, and extensive landscaped grounds, in which to walk or picnic. Food & refreshments available nearby. « less
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Quay Street (Galway)
Ranked #14 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Knocknarea (Sligo)
Ranked #15 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors

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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Glengowla Mines (Oughterard)
Ranked #16 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mines; Cultural
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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Dun Duchathair (Inishmore)
Ranked #17 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks

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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Benbulben (Sligo)
Ranked #18 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Cultural
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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Ranked #20 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors

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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Ranked #22 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Coole Park (Gort)
Ranked #23 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
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Downpatrick Head (Ballycastle)
Ranked #24 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #25 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Transportation; Other
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Glencar Lake (Sligo)
Ranked #26 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
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Ranked #29 of 330 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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Carrowkeel (Sligo)
Ranked #30 of 330 attractions in Province of Connacht
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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