Connemara and County Mayo Travel Guide
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Fodor's Ireland 2014
Plan Your Connemara and County Mayo Vacation
This most distinct area of Ireland has always been one of contrasts—ancient history, sacred and savage; culture and literature, illuminating and unique; yesteryear and today, all in one memorable package. While the bustling town of Westport has assumed the identity of the ultrahip destination of a younger, newer, more confident Ireland, the surrounding countryside still provides endless fodder for the "rugged and rural" Irish stereotype.
Accommodation in the area tends to the traditional; outside Westport there are few indoor pools and gyms: instead there are informal, friendly places where...read more
Pubs and informal hotel restaurants are the main places to eat in this sparsely populated rural area. The only places with stand-alone restaurants are Clifden...read more
Things To Do in Connemara and County Mayo
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Captivating Connemara: An almost uninhabited landscape of misty bogland, studded with deep blue lakes under huge Atlantic skies: painters have... Read more
More and more travelers are discovering that Ireland's western regions are hiking heaven. In fact, hikes or guided walks through Connemara or... Read more
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Below is my trip report of our trip in Sept/Oct 2013. Read more
For those not reading the long report ("Ireland with a Northern Twist"), here's a "visual" trip report--a link to the pix:
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I will be travelling with my 81 year old Mum to West Ireland from England. Read more