Things To DoInto the West

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Places Near Norman Villa

 

Galway City

Galway City

Galway City is the heart of the west of Ireland. There is much to do and see in this vibrant city which is a leading light in the arts and culture.

Days can be spent visiting art galleries and book shops, wandering into St Nicholas our medieval church in the heart of the city. For the more energetic there are many golf courses, equestrian centres, maybe a swim or simply walk the famous promenade in Salthill. Dining out is a treat with a great range of restaurants many specialising in seafood. You can purchase beautiful Judy Green pottery, linen, lace, tweeds and local crafts. At night the city comes alive and after dinner people head to the pub to hear traditional music

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Connemara

Connemara is a wonderful day trip allowing you see the Twelve Bens mountain range

A visit to the small fishing village of Roundstone is a must, you can visit the art gallery, pottery and O’Dowds famous seafood bar. Then off to see the Sky road the most scenic viewing point for Clifden.Leaving Clifden the N59 passes Kilmore Abbey run by the Benedictine order of nuns with its walled garden and craft shop.

Aran Islands

Aran Islands

A day trip to the Aran Islands is easily organised you can fly or take the ferry from Rossaveel. Inish Mór is the largest island with Dún Aengus being the best known of the islands stone forts

The middle island of Inis Mean is a special place, a visit the famous knitwear factory a must.

The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher

The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher

One should consider a visit to the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher on the way passing the quaint fishing village of Kinvara on to Blllyvaugha. On the way home take the inland route to experience the magical lunar landscape of the Burren. The Burren Perfumery is well worth a visit