Galway festivals and pubs

It’s hard not to have a good time in the vibrant, youthful capital of the west.

Islands

Choose between the wild beauty of the Arans, the grandiose scenery of accessible Achill and Inishbofin’s small-scale charms.

Dun Aengus, Inishmore

The most exciting of the many ancient forts on the Aran Islands, spectacularly sited on a ninety-metre cliff face.

Walking in Connemara

The best way to appreciate the dramatic mountains, bogs and lakes.

Croagh Patrick

A tough climb, enriched by historical and religious associations, and outstanding views.

National Museum of Country Life at Castlebar

A fascinating peek at the realities of traditional life in rural Ireland, debunking the nostalgic myths.

Céide Fields

A five-thousand-year-old farming community preserved under the bog.

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Ireland features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

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12 dreamy pictures of Ireland

With its remote beauty, rugged landscapes and windswept coastlines, Ireland is a photographer's dream. Here, Philip Joyce shares some of his best pictures of…

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8 great alternative UK city breaks

8 great alternative UK city breaks

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6 of the best road trips in the UK

6 of the best road trips in the UK

There is something about a road trip that creates an endless state of heightened excitement. It comes with a heart-in-mouth, funfair-like thrill. And no matter …

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