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Galway, Mayo & Roscommon

Visit counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon in the West of Ireland to experience a warm welcome, a rich history and a relaxing break. From the splendour of Connemara to the dramatic Atlantic coastline, the region boasts some of Irelands’ most amazing scenery. It is also home to a huge array of festivals and events throughout the year as well as attractions, activities and sports.

Galway City is known for its friendly people, lively nightlife and yearlong events. The Galway Arts Festival, the Galway Oyster Festival and the Galway Film Fleadh are just some of the events taking place each year.

In county Mayo explore the Céide Fields in Ballycastle. This is a 1,500 hectare archaeological site of stone walls, field systems, enclosures and tombs, dating from about 5,000 years ago, which have been preserved beneath the bog. The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is home to the national collection of objects representing the traditional way of life in Ireland since 1850. Other attractions to visit in Mayo include Westport House & Gardens, the Quiet Man Cottage Museum at Cong, Achill Island and Croagh Patrick.

Roscommon is a county full of castles, stately homes and historic sites alongside beautiful landscapes and countryside. Strokestown Park House, Garden and Famine Museum, King House Georgian Mansion and Boyle Abbey are just some of the many interesting sites to visit. There are many trails and walks in the region including at the popular Lough Key Forest and Activity Park.

The region has a variety of hotels offering great value breaks throughout the year. Browse through the Aertel pages above to find a deal.

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