Ireland’s West Coast
Tucked away on the upper Atlantic coast,
and Galway Oyster Festivals are world famous, there
this region has a charm, cultural heritage
are many other seafood festivals up and down
and geographical variety all its own,
the surf-swept Atlantic coastline – not to mention
medieval banquets in the restored castles of Bunratty
with mountain scenery, the unique lunar
and Knappogue, award-winning restaurants, pretty
landscape of the Burren and long stretches
country pubs and plenty of other places to soak up
of golden sands arresting the senses with
atmosphere and fine food. In Connemara, a specialty
their invigorating appeal.
not to be missed is hill lamb.
From the misty mountains of Donegal in the
In bustling Galway and Limerick and in towns like
northwest, south through the wilderness of
Donegal, Sligo, Ballina and Carrick-on-Shannon, you’ll
Connemara, and down to the mouth of the River
find award-winning restaurants and welcoming pubs,
Shannon where it greets the Atlantic Ocean, seafood
where the whole family can enjoy hearty lunches or
is, unsurprisingly, the constant theme.
relax to the infectious rhythm of Irish traditional music
in the evenings.
Sea vegetables are gathered and dried as a local
delicacy, and sumptuous shellfish are in plentiful
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supply wherever you go. While the Clarenbridge