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Visitor Attractions in Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim, Roscommon and Monaghan

Ireland’s North West has been a little off the usual tourist trail, but this is starting to change with the growing popularity of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Visitors to the region have come to realise that it offers a wonderful opportunity to explore a uniquely beautiful part of Ireland.

Rimmed by the Atlantic, the area presents a great variety of scenery, from dramatic coastlines and beaches to fish-filled rivers and lakes, and endless mountains and boglands. Attractions such as Ceide Fields, a 5,000-year-old farm preserved in a blanket of bog;

Glenveagh National park with its herds of red deer and scottish style castle surrounded by landscaped gardens, Croagh Patrick and Knock Shrine, two prime places of pilgrimage in Mayo. The entire region offers a wealth of historic, literary, and cultural activities and well worth a visit when touring Ireland.

Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:
Ard Nahoo
Ard Nahoo is an award winning eco retreat...
Co. Leitrim
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey is "the abbey that...
Co. Mayo
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the largest...
Co. Sligo
Ceide Fields
Ceide Fields in Ballycastle, County Mayo has...
Co. Mayo
Croagh Patrick Centre
Croagh Patrick Centre or Teach na Miasa in...
Co. Mayo
Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre
The Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre charts...
Main Street, Dungloe
Co. Donegal
Doagh Famine Village
Donegal’s remarkable Doagh Famine Village is...
Doagh Island
Co. Donegal
Donegal Bay Waterbus
The two-deck 160-seat Donegal Bay Waterbus...
Glebe, Donegal Town
Co. Donegal
Donegal Castle
Donegal Castle is the town's major...
Castle Street, Donegal Town
Co. Donegal
Donegal County Museum
Donegal County Museum opened to the public in...
High Road, Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is a bright...
Tyrconnell Street, Donegal Town
Co. Donegal
Dunfanaghy Workhouse Heritage Centre
Dunfanaghy Workhouse Heritage Centre is located...
Co. Donegal
Dunlewey Visitor Centre
The Lakeside Centre (Ionad Cois Locha in Irish)...
Dunlewey, Gweedore
Co. Donegal
Eagles Flying Sligo
The Irish Raptor Research Centre a.k.a Eagles...
Co. Sligo
Falcarragh Visitor Centre
Falcarragh Visitor Centre (An tSean Bheairic)...
Co. Donegal
Fintown Railway
The Fintown Railway offers visitors a unique...
Co. Donegal
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Top Attractions of Ireland's North West

If it is a leisurely or action packed holiday you require then you can be guaranteed that the counties of the North West of Ireland including Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo can provide for your every need. These counties offer you choices of the best accommodation and eateries along with lively evening hotspots to keep you entertained during your visit. The region has excellent sporting amenities with some of Ireland's best golf links courses, along with excellent fishing spots, horse riding, mountaineering, mountain biking, river and sea cruises, famous surfing beaches and much much more.

Visitors are also sure to experience a warm welcome or "céad mile fáilte" from those you meet on your travels in the area along with a strong sense of the Irish heritage and culture in some of the least explored parts of the country.

Ireland's North West is easily accessible from every corner of the world through the regional airports serving the region at Knock or Shannon and you'll find there is a lot to see and plenty to do once you arrive. Below are just some of the main attractions ready to be discovered. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Croagh Patrick in Mayo

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick, one of the highest peaks in the West of Ireland is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport in the village of Murrisk, and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside. More details +
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Glenveagh National Park Donegal

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park can be found about 24km north west of Letterkenny in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. With its pristine lakes, mountains, boglands, moorlands, rivers and wilderness, this remote and peaceful national park is hauntingly beautiful and serene. More details +
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Slieve League Cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs

Towering high above the raging Atlantic Ocean, the Slieve League Cliffs are one of the highest sea-cliff faces in Europe. Their incredibly steep slope to the sea is perhaps even more hair-raising than the Cliffs of Moher with its shear drop. More details +
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The Céide Fields in Mayo

The Céide Fields

The remarkable neolithic site at Céide Fields in County Mayo holds the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world. They date back almost 6,000 years, more than any other early agricultural site to date. More details +
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The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway’s unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of north Atlantic Ocean. The rugged symmetry of the columns, and their uniform planshape, never fail to intrigue and inspire the curious admirers who come so far to witness them. More details +
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Grianán of Aileach

Grianán of Aileach

The great Grianán of Aileach is believed to have been built in the 1st century AD, on the site of an ancient Iron Age hillfort, and the outline of the original Iron Age fort can still be seen on the hill to this day. More details +
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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village contains a wide selection of full size attractions, including some original dwellings which were still inhabited up to 20 years ago. Some of the buildings of Doagh Famine Village, such as the Orange Hall, Presbyterian Meeting House, Mass Rock and Hedge School and a Republican Safe House, depict the diverse history and culture of this corner of the Inishowen peninsula. More details +

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