Connemara’s natural beauty and strong culture make it an essential stop for any visitor to Ireland. This unique area includes everything from fishing villages that hug Ireland’s west coast to vast boglands that are overlooked by rugged mountains. Travelling through Connemara will show you ancient thatched cottages and allow you to hear the Irish language […]
We are delighted to announce that sailings from Doolin to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher are set to get faster and much more comfortable thanks to Ireland’s newest cruise ship. It will be launched in May 2018, by our sister company Doolin2Aran Ferries, which is owned by the Garrihy Family of Doolin who […]
A wonderful character that has become a regular sight at Doolin Pier and Inisheer is Dusty the Dolphin. Dusty first arrived to Doolin back around the year of 1999. A local woman named Dolores Delaney won a radio competition back then to give the new Doolin resident a name. Dolores chose the name Dusty after […]
From Hollywood blockbusters to captivating screen romances, and – most recently – a journey to a galaxy far, far away, the spectacular panoramas of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way have provided the backdrop for some of cinema’s most iconic and enduring moments. So let your imagination fly, grab some popcorn and discover more about the films […]
A brief history Galway City originally formed from a small fishing village located in the area near the Spanish Arch called ‘The Claddagh’ where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. Galway later became a walled town in the year 1232 after the territory was captured by the Anglo Normans lead by Richard De Burgo. The […]
Lose yourself in some of the finest scenery Ireland has to offer. If you long to get away from it all, then Donegal is the perfect spot. With soaring sea cliffs that plummet 300 meters, deserted white sandy beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, excellent seafood and quiet cozy pubs, Donegal forces you to sit back, slow […]
You may have travelled with me along this limestone plateau and wondered at its stark surreal beauty, but what is the Burren? The place name the Burren is a phonetic Anglicisation of the Irish place name An Bhoireann which means a place of stone or rocky place. Stretching across northern Clare, from the Atlantic coast […]
Diamond Hill Mountain, easy to think of it as a tame climb!
With its neatly waymarked trails, its convenient proximity to the Connemara National Park Visitor Centre and its suitability for all ages and stages (suitably fit and equipped). This is a true walkers paradise and whilst only standing 1,460 feet (445m) from sea level it really is a splendid challenge for non-mountaineers What you see from […]
You thought the Cliffs of Moher were high at 214m?
Here at Croaghaun in Achill we are 688m above sea level THE HIGHEST CLIFFS IN IRELAND & THE UK This is Achill, in the west of Ireland Lashed by the ocean, carved by the wind and swept by the rain, Achill is one of Ireland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Achill’s rugged landscape features dramatic […]
It’s fair to say that most visitors to both Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher would prefer a sun drenched warm day to explore. In truth though this rugged stretch of Irelands coastline rarely looks more spectacular than when the spring storms arrive. I f your planning to visit the cliffs either as part of […]