County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Travel Guide

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Plan Your County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Vacation

With some of the most westerly seaboard in Europe, Galway, in the province of Connaught, and Clare, in the province of Munster, together form the region where the Irish go to reconnect with their heritage, whether by practicing their jigs at the Fleadh Nua folk festival, enjoying "the craic" at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, visiting the ancient megalithic tombs of the Burren, or trading news with a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) resident. Wherever you go in the West, you'll not only see, but more important hear, how the best of traditional Ireland survives.

Hotels

County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Hotels

Some of Ireland's finest country-house and castle hotels are in this area. Dromoland Castle, between Shannon Airport and Ennis, provides a standard of luxury...read more

Restaurants

County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Restaurants

Because the West provinces have a brief high season—from mid-June to early September—and a quiet off-season, it doesn't have as broad a choice of small...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

Hotels

County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Experiences

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