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Ireland's West Coast

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Wild Atlantic Way weaves and winds along the entire west coast of Ireland, showcasing breathtaking scenery of dramatic cliffs, beaches, and charming coastal towns. The world's longest coastal touring route offers countless attractions, including the popular Cliffs of Moher, the World Heritage-listed Skellig Michael monastery, and the gourmet capital of Ireland Kinsale. With its many shops, cafes, restaurants, and hotels to suit all budgets, Clifden makes a great stop-off point. Have your camera ready at all times if you want to capture the spectacular sunsets and natural marvels Wild Atlantic Way holiday is made of. When using our Ireland road trip app, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Places to visit in Ireland's West Coast

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Regions of Ireland's West Coast

Popular things to do in Ireland's West Coast

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Cliffs of Moher ©
Lookout
Cliffs of Moher Liscannor
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Killarney National Park ©
National Park
Killarney National Park Killarney
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Kilkee Cliff Walk Kilkee
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
National Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre Galway
4.7
Duration: 5h 30 min

Hidden gems in Ireland's West Coast

Mount Errigal ©
Mountain
Mount Errigal Letterkenny
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours Killarney
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Doolin Cave ©
Cave
Doolin Cave Doolin
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dun Aonghasa ©
Ruin
Dun Aonghasa Inishmore
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Ireland's West Coast

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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Castle
Blarney Castle & Gardens Blarney
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Salthill Promenade
Historic Walking Area
Salthill Promenade Galway
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Charles Fort ©
Historic Site
Charles Fort Kinsale
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Glenveagh Castle ©
Castle
Glenveagh Castle Letterkenny
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Ireland's West Coast

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Gap of Dunloe ©
Valley
Gap of Dunloe Killarney
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Torc Waterfall ©
Waterfall
Torc Waterfall Killarney
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Knocknarea ©
Mountain
Knocknarea Sligo
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Keem Bay
Water Body
Keem Bay Dooagh
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Ireland's West Coast

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Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School Inishmore
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Salthill Beaches ©
Beach
Salthill Beaches Galway
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
Aillwee Cave ©
Cave
Aillwee Cave Ballyvaughan
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Inch Beach ©
Beach
Inch Beach Inch
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Ireland's West Coast

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Lia Arann
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lia Arann Kilmurvey
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop Galway
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Granny's Bottom Drawer ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Granny's Bottom Drawer Kinsale
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale Kinsale
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Pedal Power Galway ©
Nightlife
Pedal Power Galway Galway
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Slieve Aughty Riding Centre ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Slieve Aughty Riding Centre Loughrea
3.4
Duration: 3 hours
Ring of Kerry Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Ring of Kerry Golf Club Templenoe
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Fairy Bridges ©
Bridge
Fairy Bridges Bundoran
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes