The sites and sounds of West Ireland are Distincttive
Featuring some of the most spectacular scenery the country of Ireland has to offer, from the North-West of County Donegal to the South-West of County Kerry, experience the Wild Atlantic Way, offering 2500 kilometers of coastline and home to rural Ireland's peninsula's, ports, tiny islands, scenic valleys, secluded lakes, and breathtaking coastal views.
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The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour
Encounter dramatic cliff coast and the quaint fishing village of Kinvara. Visit Dungaire Castle, Ballyvaughan and the beaches of Fanore. Enjoy dining, shopping & pubs in Doolin and possibly take a ferry to the Aran Islands. Be awed by the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Ailiwee Caves. Don't miss the Lady Gregory Museum & Coole Park, plus WB Yeats home nearby in Thoorballylee, Gort. Return to Galway City.
Conemarra "Inlets of the Sea" Day Tour
Experience the Gaelic speaking region of South Connemara and its' thatched cottages. Visit the Claddagh and the village of Oughterard. Enjoy stunning views of Maam and the Inagh Valley. Revel in Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, then explore Connemara National Park and Diamond Hill for hiking. Head to Clifden for vibrant pubs & restaurants and take the Sky Road Bay above Clifden for island views of Inish Turk. Visit the charming fishing village of Roundstone and the white sandy beaches of Dogs Bay for possible horse back riding on the beach and take afternoon tea at Ballynahinch Castle & Hotel c.1384, then return to Galway City.
Galway City "The City of Tribes"
Rich in local history visit Galway, “The City of Tribes” and home to TMS. Learn more about Galway at the City Museum and relax in the 18th century city hub of Eyre Square. Browse the colorful boutiques, cafes and galleries of the Latin Quarter and on medieval Kirwan's Lane, then listen to traditional Celtic music on cobbled stone Quay Street. Amid medieval City walls, visit the Spanish Arch and stroll along the River Corrib at the harbor. Take advantage of the many festivals throughout the year: Cuirt Literature Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Races in July and the Galway Oyster Festival in September.
Westport and Ashford Castle, Co Mayo Day Tour
Westport is a picturesque harbor town situated in Co Mayo and famous for Croagh Patrick Mountain (Holy mountain of Irish People on pilgramage). For cyclists, take the great Westport greenway from Westport to Achill Island (42 kilometres in distance). Visit Ashford Castle, made famous by the movie "The Quiet Man", to tour the exceptional art collection and grounds and for afternoon tea or fine dining. Nearby is the 10th Century Cong Abbey with its' ancient tombs and relics in the quaint village of Cong.
The Wild Atlantic Way
Explore the wild coast of Ireland to immerse yourself in the culture of the people and a landscape that has inspired its own particular language, literature, art, song and dance. It’s a place of many natural features - seascapes, sea-life, cliffs, mountains, glens, loughs, trails and pathways.
The Wild Atlantic Way tours are brought to you by Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland. Many of the TMS Tours are along the Wild Atlantic Way. Create your own Wild Atlantic Way tour and TMS will be your guide.
The Famine Walk in Conemarra | Diamond Hill Loop Walk | Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
The Famine Walk - Killary Fjord, Connemara, County Galway
10m/16km | Moderate-Hard Difficulty | 3 Hours | Check the weather
- Experience the Wild raw beauty unique to the West of Ireland for a hike with breathtaking vistas of lakes and mountains. You will hike along the only fjord in Ireland at Killary Harbor and take in Mweelrea Mountain. During the 1840's this was the famine relief path and you will see the little cottages that tell the tale of the harsh times. Meander along the harbor and a quiet country road takes you back to where you began.
Diamond Hill Loop Walk - Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, County Galway
7 km | Strenuous - 400m Grade | 2-3 Hours | Be prepared to hill walk
- Beginning at the visitor centre of Connemara National Park, the well-marked, surfaced and gravel track takes you along Sruffaunboy Nature Trail before branching off towards Diamond Hill. Move through bog and woodland for a steep ascent with wooden boardwalks over the bogs for ease of passage. Views from the top of the Cairn encompass the islands of Inishturk, Inishbofin and Inishshark over Ballynakill Harbour along the coast. From the summit ridge you will see the Twelve Bens, the turrets of Gothic Kylemore Abbey and the summit of Connaught's highest mountain Mweelrea. Return along the same path. Connemara National Park encompasses nearly 3,000 hectares of mountain, bog and woodland to further explore.
Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk - Liscannor, County Clare
18 km | Strenuous - 250m Grade | 4-6 Hours | Hiking fitness for narrow steep ascents & proper footwear advised.
- Hike along a well marked, yet isolated and exposed cliff top path with narrow steep ascents, flagstone steps and tracks through farm land, some bog, shoreside and on local and regional roads. Well worth the strenuous effort at points, for the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and remarkable cliffs along with views of Galway Bay and into Doolin. at the hight point. Begin in Liscannor Village and end at the Doolin Community Center, stopping at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre for refreshments along the way or bring your own picnic. A perfect day out, though plan for changes in weather to expect rain, fog or winds and rainbows. Be respectful as local farmers and landowners have agreed to allow you pass through their lands and bring your camera.