Guided Tour West Coast of Ireland – 9 Day
Travel the Atlantic Coast in comfort with Irish Atlantic Coast Tours. Following pick-up in Dublin o Shannon Airport, you will embark on your 9 day tour – overnighting in charming towns and lively cities along Ireland’s Atlantic Coast and taking in all the top attractions the Coast has to offer.
What is included in your tour price?
- 9 nights top class B&B accommodation with full Irish breakfast each morning
- All entrance fees into local sites, tours, ie, castles and country houses will be included.
What is NOT included in your tour price?
- Airfares to and from Ireland.
- Lunch and dinner.
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Our day begins with a visit to enchanting Rosses Point on the Northwest coast of County Sligo, containing one of Ireland’s premier surfing beaches, Strandhill. From here, we travel inland to “Yeat’s Country” where we experience some culture in the birthplace of renowned Irish poet W.B. Yeats. We visit Yeat’s grave at Drumcliff Abbey and enjoy the scenery that inspired Yeat’s poetry, including Ireland’s most distinctive mountain, Benbulbin. Our next stop is Lissadel House, the home place of Constance Markievicz, a leader in the 1916 Easter Rising and the first woman to be elected to Dáil Éireann in 1919.
After lunch in Sligo town, our journey continues to Glencar Waterfall in County Leitrim. The Waterfall, which is situated near Glencar Lake, was romanticised in one of Yeat’s most beautiful poems “The Stolen Child.” We enjoy the scenery on one of the Waterfall’s wooded walks before returning to Sligo town.
Today we embark on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. Leaving Sligo town, we travel along the Sligo coast, stopping in the seaside towns of Easkey and Enniscrone. Journeying on, we explore the soaring cliffs and hidden beaches of the Wild Atlantic Way, stopping as we go to snap lots of photos. Our next stop is the town of Ballina, County Mayo’s largest town hosting a rich variety of restaurants and pubs. After some lunch, we explore the ruins of Moyne Abbey and the 15th century St Muredach’s Cathedral situated on the banks of the River Moy.
Our day continues with a trip to the capital town of County Mayo, Castlebar, where we visit the award winning Museum of Country Life. We overnight in stunning Westport, a heritage town situated on the banks of the Carrabawn River.