Viewing: Ireland West
Discover and experience the fascinating life of an Irish coal miner. A unique underground tour in what was Ireland's last working coal mine. All tours guided by ex-miners. Open 7 days. 12 miles from Carrick on Shannon.
Set in 1,000 acres of woodland & forestry, on the banks of the River Moy in the beautiful County of Mayo, historical and romantic Belleek Castle extends a warm welcome to travellers and visitors seeking the good life and to enjoy the facilities of this ancestral home of the Earl of Arran.
Visit a CrannÃ³g, Ringfort, Clochaun and the Dan Oâ€™Hara Prefamine Homestead & Farm. Multi-lingual Audio Visual & History Presentation. Guided tours with turf cutting, sheep-shearing by arrangement. Restaurant & Craft Shop.
Galway City Museum is based in an award winning architectural building at the spectacular location of the Spanish Arch in Galway City. It provides an insight into the unique culture and heritage of Galway City and traces the history of the City of the Tribes.
Kylemore Abbey, built as a castle in 1868, is the home of the Irish Benedictine Nuns.Visit the beautiful Abbey, neo-Gothic Church and Mausoleum,CraftShop,Pottery Studio and Restaurant and take the complimentary shuttle bus to the 6-acreVictorianWalled Garden.
After major redevelopment this historic backdrop now encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions serving the needs of a 21st Century visitor, with a new lakeside centre providing an ideal gateway for pursuits in the park - Irelands only Tree Canopy Trail, the unique Boda Borg and Adventure Play Kingdom, Gift shop and Lakeside Cafe.
Set in modern exhibition galleries in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park, visitors are invited to experience traditions of rural life throughout Ireland from 1850-1950 in this award-winning museum.
Strokestown Park House a fully furnished Georgian Mansion, the National Irish famine Museum & six acre walled gardens.
Situated in 19th Century Building the Clew Bay Heritage Centre traces the history of Westport and Clew Bay area from Pre-Christian times to the present, with emphasis on Croagh Patrick & Grace Oâ€™Malley, Pirate Queen. A full genealogical research service is available.
Westport House & Gardens, first opened to the public in 1960, is one of Ireland's best loved heritage attractions. Having been family home to the Browne family for over 300 years, its roots trace back to Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connaught. As you can imagine, this house has some story to tell.