Visit the Wild Atlantic Coast to immerse yourself in Irish culture, ancient traditions, and some of Ireland's most iconic scenery. This area makes it possible to explore remote trails, windswept beaches, and desolate islands, with the promise of an excellent pint of stout at a local pub each night. The weather is rarely too hot or too cold, just right for spending time in the great outdoors.
Choose a slow-paced walking trip along Ireland's West Coast to experience the lunar-like landscape of the Burren with views of the restless Atlantic. Join in with the locals during a trad session in one of Doolin’s music pubs where the craic never ends. Check out Walking in Connemara for a balanced itinerary taking in the peninsula's spectacular coastline and green valleys. Visit the white sandy beaches of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay and catch a glimpse of the Irish way of life a few centuries ago.
Coastal towns celebrate a food scene that is local, and talented chefs create dishes using fresh ingredients from Irish farms. Sample succulent oysters in Galway city, and order the catch of the day which is typically bought a few steps from the restaurant itself. Ireland's West Coast is a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the taste buds!
The cherry on the cake? You can jump on a direct flight from Chicago straight to Shannon, the region’s airport.