North West Ireland Tourism
Visitor Guide to Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Roscommon, Leitrim, Cavan & Monaghan
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Outdoor Adventure

Most adventure sports seem to involve either falling through the air, whooshing across water, or clambering up mountains, so the North West is the perfect setting for whatever kind of outdoor action appeals to you. Home to the towering Bluestack Mountains, the rugged Donegal Bay, and the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Slieve League, Ireland's North West is an adventure sports fan’s dream location. The region has a diverse and beautiful landscape of hills, woodlands, glens, lakes, and beaches which all come together to create a paradise for outdoor activities. If you’re heading to Ireland's North West on your holiday and you love the great outdoors, refer to the wide variety of activities on offer listed below.
Bundoran Surf Co
Bundoran Surf Co offer surf lessons,...
Bundoran
Co. Donegal
Croagh Patrick Centre
Croagh Patrick Centre or Teach na Miasa in...
Murrisk,
Co. Mayo
Donegal Adventure Centre
Donegal Adventure Centre situated in Bundoran,...
Bundoran
Co. Donegal
Fin McCool Surf School
Donegal is pounded by some glorious waves,...
Rossnowlagh
County Donegal
Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre
Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre is...
Church Hill, Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Inishowen Quad Safari & Laser Wars
Inishowen Quad Safari and Laser Wars is located...
Linsfort, Buncrana
Co. Donegal
Just Kayak
Why not try some sea kayaking while in Donegal...
Moville
Co. Donegal
Lakeside Activity Centre & Camping Park
The Lakeside Centre is a combination of outdoor...
Belleek Road, Ballyshannon
Co. Donegal
Lough Key Forest and Activity Park
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is a major...
Boyle
Co. Roscommon
Mevagh Dive Centre
There are lots of superb dive sites in Donegal...
Carrigart, Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School
Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School is a...
Rathmullan
Co. Donegal
Seventh Wave Surf School
Seventh Wave Surf School caters for all levels...
Enniscrone
Co. Sligo
TurfnSurf Lodge & Surf School
The TurfnSurf Lodge & Surf School based in...
Bundoran
Co. Donegal
Unique Ascent
Unique Ascent offer courses and guided coastal...
Dungloe
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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