Waken up to the West – Things to do in the West of Ireland

One of the best things about Lough Lannagh is our location. An hour in any one of several directions brings you to all corners of the west of Ireland. A region steeped in history, natural beauty and the warmest of welcomes, why not check with us before you set off. We’re locals, we know the West and would be delighted to tell you about all the things to do in the west.

Where to start? With 13 blue flag beaches and scenery to match anywhere in the world, Achill island’s stunning landscape and rich history offer visitors a wide range of scenic attractions, beauty spots and places of interest. Staying in Mayo, the Céide fields is the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world, consisting of field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs. Knock shrine is Ireland’s national Marian shine and is dedicated to the apparition of the Virgin Mary on a wet night in the 1800s. It has become a pilgrimage for Catholics all over Ireland and the world ever since.

A little further south towards Galway, natural beauty is very accessible too  where Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Ballycroy National Park in Northwest Mayo comprises of 11,000 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog and mountainous terrain, covering a vast uninhabited and unspoilt wilderness.

And we’re just skimming the surface! Your best bet is to talk to us, tell us where your interests lie and we’ll set you on your way with lots of info. It’s time you woke up to the West. Looking for things to do in the west of Ireland? Simply ask at Lough Lannagh.

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