Below, in list view, are some great visitor experiences in the West. Click on 'Map View' to see their proximity to each other. If using a a mobile device in Ireland, you can use the 'nearby' function in search to see what's close to your location.
Unique Shopping Experience
Aran Sweater Market 25 Quay Street, Galway and Kilronan, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland
The Aran Sweater Market is Ireland’s no.1 shopping destination for Aran & Irish inspired knitwear with outlets in Galway’s bustling Quay Street as well as the picturesque Aran Islands.
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unspoilt beauty
Clewbay Cruises The Quay (Westport Harbour), Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
No visit to Westport, or Mayo would be complete without a cruise on Clew Bay. The bay is home to a thriving seal colony, beautiful secluded beaches and breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick,
Operates May to Oct
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Hidden history from connemara
Glengowla Mines and Working Farm Experience Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Glengowla Mines and working farm are steeped in history, old cuttings from well before the mine opened in 1850.
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Where the land meets the sea
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer a truly unique experience around Ireland’s stunning coastline in 12 breath-taking locations.
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Past made present
National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Experience a bygone way of life with Ireland’s National Folklife Collection, displayed across four floors of modern exhibition galleries.
Open Year Round
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Audiences Love It
Trad on the Prom Leisureland Theatre, Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland
A truly remarkable experience suitable for all ages and nationalities, featuring music, dance and song.
Open May to Oct
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Boyle) Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, surf with a difference or try cycling a bike over a narrow treetop bridge before zipping down one of the many ziplines.
Open Feb to Nov
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Something for all the family
Achill Island Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Achill is the place for painting and photography and offers visitors spectacular views, natural landscapes and several Blue Flag beaches.
Open year round
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Passenger Ferry to the Aran Islands
Aran Island Ferries City Office, 37-39 Forster Street, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
The award-winning family run ferry company, offer daily sailings to each of the islands from Ros a Mhil Port, with an average sailing time of 40 minutes.
Open Daily Year Round
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An insight into coal mining life
Arigna Mining Experience Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland  
With a coal-mining heritage of over 400 years, Arigna is now a popular tourist spot and appeals to those looking for a day out with a difference!
Open Daily Year Round
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original 13th century battlements
Athenry Castle Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland
The castle consists of a three storey tower with parts of the original enclosure wall still surviving today.
Open March to September
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Stunning coastline
Blue Flag Beaches of Mayo Co. Mayo, Ireland
The naturally stunning formations of the Mayo coastline provide long stretches of golden sand and impressive sand dunes.
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Well preserved cistercian monastery
Boyle Abbey Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
An impressive and well preserved Cistercian Monastery which was founded in the 12th century under the patronage of the local ruling family, the MacDermotts.
Open Daily Mar to Sept
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A stone age monument
Céide Fields Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
The Céide Fields in North Mayo will certainly give you a unique experience. For this is not just another archaeological monument or visitor centre.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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A Galway Legend
Claddagh Jewellers, Galway 25 Mainguard Street, Galway, Ireland
Claddagh Jewellers are the makers of The Authentic Claddagh Ring whose origins date back over 300 years. Find out about the origins of the Claddagh Ring and the tradition behind it.
Open Daily Year Round
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Offering a warm welcome
Clare Island Fast Ferries (O’Malley) Clare Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Clare Island's magnificent silhouette dominates the Atlantic horizon at the entrance to Clew Bay, Co. Mayo. Its natural beauty and unique history and culture makes it a highlight of any trip
Operates Year Round
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Journey to beautiful clare island
Clare Island Ferry – O’Grady’s Roonagh Point, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
The journey gives you just enough time to view and photograph a most spectacular coastline which includes Achill Island, the Nephin mountain range, the islands of Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick.
Operates Daily
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Explore Clifden and Connemara
Clifden Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland
Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery and beautiful rugged coastline. Regarded as the capital of Connemara, Clifden is the ideal base for touring the region or engaging in an outdoor holiday.
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Scenic mountains and woodland
Connemara National Park Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland
Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals.
Open Daily Year Round
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An iron age bog road
Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre Kenagh, Co. Longford, Ireland
Corlea Bog is built on the exact axis of the trackway and a boardwalk across the bogland follows the course of the remaining trackway buried within the bog.
Open Daily Mar to Sept
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be part of the adventure
Delphi Resort Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Delphi Resort is a leading adventure, spa and food destination with a variety of accommodation options including a 4 star hotel and the Wild Atlantic Hostel, located on the Wild Atlantic Way
Open Daily Year Round
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Be inspired on the shores of Galway
Dunguaire Castle Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland
This 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay its architecture is simple yet magnificent. A short stroll from the village for you.
Open Daily Apr to Oct
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Get close to the masters of the sky
Eagles Flying Irish Raptor Research Centre Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Ireland’s largest Bird of Prey Centre offers the incomparable experience of being up close to eagles, falcons, owls and vultures.
Open Daily
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National Aquarium of Ireland
Galway Atlantaquaria The Promenade, Salthill, Galway City, Ireland
Take A Tour Of Galway Aquarium, or just enjoy at your leisure, talks throughout the day include ' Big Fish' feeding, Touch pool tours, fresh water fish feeding.
Open Daily Year Round
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An evening to remember!
Galway Greyhound Stadium College Road, Galway City, Ireland
If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing.
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Can you beat the clock?
Great Escape Rooms 27 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
Create memories you will treasure with your family and friends in an hour of excitement, challenge, fun, laughter and team work.
Open Daily Year Round
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Beautiful Atlantic Island
Inishturk Island Inishturk Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Inishturk off the coast of Mayo, rises boldly from the wild North Atlantic in wall-like cliffs to the northwest and steep hills to the north.
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Outdoor Activity centre
Killary Adventure Company Leenane, Co. Galway, Ireland
Killary Adventure Co have everything you need for a fantastic activity holiday in Ireland including over 20 of the most exciting adventure activities to choose from and a stunning location.
Open Daily Year Round
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A fun Day out for all the family
Kiltimagh Wildlife Park and Pet Farm Develeash, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland
A wide variety of exotic and domestic animals for you to come and meet. This farm is nestled in the heart of the West of Ireland boasting beautiful scenery and friendly people.
Open Daily Year Round
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Cafe, Craft shop & farmers market
King House, Tea Rooms and Tourism Centre Military Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Explore King House a magnificently restored 18th century Georgian mansion with the aid of exciting special effects & life size models showcasing the long and compelling history of the house.
Open Apr to Sept
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Historic 1,000 acre Estate
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden Kylemore, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Nestled in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore offers history, romance, nature and spirituality - making it the perfect day out for all the family.
Open Daily Year Round
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A great lighthouse of ireland
Loop Head Lighthouse Kilbaha South, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Uncover the fascinating history of Loop Head lighthouse with interactive exhibits in the Lightkeeper’s Cottage, or take a guided tour up the lighthouse tower and onto the balcony.
Open Daily Mar to Nov
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Fun activities for all
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
A Lakeside Visitor Centre is the gateway to more than 800 acres of parkland and forest at Lough Key.
Open Daily Year Round
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Unique cycling experience
Pedal Power Galway Monroe’s, Dominick Street, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland
Novel way to see Galway while cycling with your friends on 'Big Berta' or 'The Bug'.
Open Year Round
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an impressive semi-fortified house
Portumna Castle and Gardens Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Built before 1618 by Richard de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, the castle became the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years
Open Mar to Oct
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Unique setting for a Wildlife park
Stonehall Wildlife Park Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, Ireland
This location offers a unique setting for a purpose built Wildlife park which has now developed from a pet farm into a wildlife park/Zoo for families to experience fun and education.
Open Apr to Oct
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an 18th century mansion
Strokestown Park and the National Famine Museum Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Strokestown Park is a unique historic property in Co. Roscommon in the west of Ireland and is the home of the first landlord to be assassinated during the height of the Great Famine.
Open Daily Year Round
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Commemorating 'The Rosary Priest'
The Father Peyton Centre Attymass, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Officially opened in October 1998 as part of the work of the congregation of Holy Cross to continue the ministry of prayer that was so near to Fr Peytons heart.
Open Daily Year Round
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THE SHEEP AND WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
The Sheep and Wool Centre Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
The Museum was founded in 1992 by Michael and Kathleen O'Toole, with a view to preserving and protecting the traditions and skills of the local sheep and woollen industry in Connemara
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Great family fun
Westport House Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
There is something for everyone at Westport House: the beautiful historic Westport House, stunning grounds, the Pirate Adventure Park and the Birds of Prey centre.
Open March to December
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Built by the O'Flahertys ca 1500
Aughnanure Castle Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
Standing on what is virtually a rocky island, the castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house.
Open Mar to Oct
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Events, walks and trails
Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre Ballycroy, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Ireland’s sixth National Park, located on the Western Seaboard in northwest Mayo.
Open Mar to Oct
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Largest cemetery of megalithic tomb
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland
This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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Steeped in history
Fenagh Heritage Centre Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Opened as Fenagh Visitor Centre in 2005 the centre houses a heritage centre, a soft play area and the Dolmen café.
Open year round
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Situated in Glencar Valley
Glencar Waterfall Glencar, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Glencar Waterfall is situated in the Glencar Valley. The 50ft Waterfall served as an inspiration to William Butler Yeats and he mentioned it in his famous poem “The Stolen Child”.
Open Year Round
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in the heart of the Connemara
Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Connemara Ros Muc, Co. Galway, Ireland
The Visitor Centre houses a fascinating interactive exhibition dealing with Pearse's legacy, and exploring the things that drew Pearse to Connemara: the area's unique landscape and history.
Open Daily Year Round
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A Restored plantation castle
Parke’s Castle Kilmore, Fivemilebourne, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
A restored plantation castle of the early 17th century, picturesquely situated on the shores of Lough Gill.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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13th century dominican friary
Sligo Abbey Abbey Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald.
Open Daily Mar to Oct
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Award winning collection
The Jackie Clarke Collection Pearse Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland
It is the most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands, comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years.
Open Year Round
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Tour the wild atlantic way
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours Claregalway, Co. Galway, Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours in co-operation with touring partners are dedicated to providing personalised day tours to all areas along the worlds longest defined coastal touring route.
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