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West

Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon are the counties that make up the West region of Ireland.

They offer coast, mountain, lake, river, and woodland countryside. Here are the bogs, heath, grassland and glens of Connemara National Park. Mayo National Park’ important Atlantic bog landscape offers sanctuary for rare and protected animal and plant species.

Dun Aenghus prehistoric fort view on Inishmore by Barbara Ballard Galway is home to the Aran islands with Inishmore’s heritage centre and Inishmaan’s prehistoric fort. The city of Galway ranks as Ireland’s third city and offers museums, medieval churches, and a cathedral.

In Mayo is Achill island, Ireland’s largest. Roscommon is home to the Suck valley, the Curlew mountains, and two forest parks. Beaches to explore, fishing, and sailing are some of the many attractions in the resort towns.

Ceide Fields visitor centre by Barbara Ballard Ceide Fields is a 3707-acre archaeological site, the most extensive stone age site in the world, with 5000-year-old tombs among its many interesting features.

History and heritage are strong in these three counties. The kings of Conaught were crowned in this region. The Gaelic culture lives here, and the Irish language is heard throughout the west.

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