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Croagh Patrick Cave and West Summit Trek from Westport Area
"In the early 19th century a man who came to be known as ‘Bob of the Reek’ made his home near the summit of the mountain. He spent the next fourteen years assisting pilgrims in their quest to reach the peak. Winter months were spent in the company of friends at the foot of Croagh if one is to believe that the structure known as ‘Bob of the Reek’s Cave’ was his home. This ‘cave’ which is actually more reminiscent of a medieval holy well faces due north and is very high on the mountain. There is also some controversy as to the true identity of Bob of the Reek. Locals in Lecanvey Village on the northwest side claim him as Robert Geraghty
From EUR30.00
 
East West Traverse of Croagh Patrick from Westport Area
"We ascend to the first peak known as Croagh Patrick East Top or Crott Mountain (500 metres) that affords excellent views of Westport and the surrounding area. Following the ridge opens up a stunning vista that consists of Clew Bay and the Nephin mountain range to the north and the Partry and the mysterious Sheeffry mountains (from Gaelic: Cnoic Shíofra meaning “hills of the wraith”) to the south. The eastern summit of Croagh Patrick affords wonderful views of Westport and the surrounding area. Now we are on the ridge that will undulate fairly gently over two more ‘peaks’ before reaching the actual or Pilgrims Path is joined at the shoulder of the Reek
From EUR35.00
 
Connemara and Cong Village with Kylemore Abbey and Killary Fiord Tour from Dublin
"Wave goodbye to Dublin as you depart for the Wild West on-board a shuttle service to the Wild West of Ireland! There will be a short break for coffee and an Irish breakfast roll along the way. Arrive in Galway and begin your fully guided tour of Connemar a hidden but atmospheric 14th century monastery before continuing on to Cong Village. At Cong you can visit the ruins of the Old Abbey and take a walk through Cong Woods wander the streets made famous by the Quiet Man movie or simply enjoy a coffee on the banks of Lough Corrib.Depart Cong and enter the wild Connemara region through the hidden Lough Nafooey route where you will experience the stark beauty of the valleys of Connemara before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean and the famed Killary Fjord.Arrive at the magical Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens there is an optional admission fee and discounted tickets can be purchased in cash from your driver. The admission includes guided walks shuttle bus to the walled gardens and entrance to the castle and mausoleum. There is also a café and craft shop where you can purchase a hearty lunch or some homemade goodies. Depart Kylemore for Galway through the scenic Inagh Valley
From EUR50.00

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Achill Island

Achill Island is also the place where part of Heinrich Boell's novel "Irisches Tagebuch" (Irish Journal) is set. This is the deserted village he describes in his book. It lies near Dugort at the foot...
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Baile na hAilte: hard to pronounce, easy to love

The village of Baile na hAilte has been virtually untouched since it was inhabited. Baile na hAilte sits on the top of a hill overlooking the waters of Achill Sound, and tells a lot about life in the...
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Sheep and Wellies: Irish Archaeology

The Deserted Village atop Slievemore Mountain is one of Ireland's most famous archaeological sites. It's a bit of a hike over some uneven ground (including a small creek), but it’s worth it. The...
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Surf's Up: Keem Beach

When you think of Ireland, you might not think of sandy beaches. Well, meet Keem Beach. It's the most Western point of the Achill Island, the largest island off the coast of Ireland (that's not saying...
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Watch A Sunset over Keel Lough

Apart from Minaun Heights and the Northern Coastline, Keel Lough is probably the best spot for watching the sun set. In addition to its scenic value, Keel Lough provides some good fishing. It's not...
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Kildavnet Graveyard

Kildavnet Graveyard is an atmospheric spot on the Atlantic drive close to Kildavnet Tower. The cemetery has been used since mediaeval times, and given the appropriate light conditions, there...
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Keem Bay, Different Perspective

Given the terrific beauty of this place, I hope you'll forgive me for repeating myself on recommending Keem Strand. This picture emphasizes the cove-like nature of Keem Bay. And the sheep and the...
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Trawmore Beach

Trawmore is one of Achill's five Blue Flag beaches and also the Island's largest one (Trà Mhor -- Irish Gaelic for "big strand"). Its southerly direction and shallow turqoise waters should increase...
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Keel Village

In spite of the ongoing, not always sensitive development, Keel still offers some atmospheric corners, especially its lower part between the main road and the beach. With the sun shining on the white...
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Take the Atlantic Drive

The Atlantic Drive is a signposted route leading you to Achill's best coastal scenery and many interesting places along the way.The picture takes in the scenery across Clew Bay with Clare Island and...
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Drive up Minaun Heights

When the weather is fine, this is a drive not to be missed. The road starts in Cashel and after having passed some peat bog badlands, you must make a right hand turn up the hill (otherwise you'll end...
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Kildavnet Castle

Kildavnet Castle is probably a watchtower dwelling guarding the waters of Achill Sound. It is attributed to the 16th century pirate queen Grace O'Malley (Granuaile) who had her operational base on...
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Watch Out for Magical Things to Happen!

I have never seen a rainbow like this one which appeared one evening above Trawmore Bay. It seems to have been caused by a low isolated shower cloud being lit by the setting sun. The second rainbow to...
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Keem Bay and Beach

Pictures and words can only render an approximation -- this place has to be seen to believed. Simply stunning. That lunatic swimming in the 14 °C cold water is my dad BTW!
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