Great things to see and do during your Holiday in the West of Ireland
Woodville Walled Gardens
Woodville is home to a restored walled kitchen garden along with a museum outlining the fascinating connection to Lady Augusta Gregory at Woodville. Come for a visit to this romantic secret garden in the West of Ireland and enjoy the sights, scents and colours contained within the original stone walls, During your time with us you will be able to see what an important role this historical walled garden once played, supplying the house with vegetables, fruit and flowers all year round. http://woodvillewalledgarden.com
Lady Gregory Yeats Trail
Lady Gregory Yeats Trail incorporates historical sites between the towns of Gort and Loughrea associated with Lady Gregory and W.B.Yeats. These sites include Kilmacduagh, Coole Park, Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Thoor Ballylee, Killinane Graveyard, Roxborough Gates, Woodville Walled Gardens and St. Brendan’s Cathedral.The unique landscape of South Galway and its people inspired both Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats to create some of their greatest works. Writers, poets, historians, artists and musicians have long been attracted to the area. We invite you to follow in the footsteps of Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats along this trail. http://www.ladygregoryyeatstrail.com
Coole Park which, together with the adjoining Garryland, is a Nature Reserve of approximately 405 hectares (1000 acres). The seven woods celebrated by W.B. Yeats are part of the 6 kilometres of nature trails taking in woods, river, turlough, bare limestone and Coole lake. Coole Park was once the home of Lady Augusta Gregory, dramatist, folklorist and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre with Edward Martyn of Tullira Castle and Nobel prize-winning poet William Butler Yeats. Coole Park, in the early 20th century, was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge and Sean O’ Casey all came to experience its magic.http://www.coolepark.ie
The Coole Park Restaurant is located in the recently restored building at the stable yard. This modest establishment provides a wide selection of homemade dishes and desserts.
Dunguaire Castle was built in 1520 on the shores of Galway Bay near Kinvara Town.
The restored Tower House is open to the public and gives an insight into the history of the times. Dunguaire Castle Banquets are held nightly during the Summer months, an evening of good food and entertainment.
The Burren is an area of limestone rock covering mountains and valleys. The limestone rock formations of the Burren are home to many alpine and Mediterranean plants and as you drive through this region you can view the extraordinary array of flora and wildlife.http://www.burrenwalks.com
A beautiful sandy blue flag beach with picnic areas and toilet facilities.Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs.
The Farmyard, a farm based enterprise which promotes a healthy way of life for adults and children alike. The Farmyard is an interactive farm rooted in a healthy, natural, organic ethos that encourages people to live, work and play the natural way.http://www.thefarmyard.ie/
Fleadh na gCuach (The Cuckoo Fleadh), a hugely enjoyable and successful traditional music and community based arts festival takes place on the May bank holiday weekend in the beautiful, scenic village of Kinvara, Co. Galway. A well-established and richly deserved reputation has ensured that the Fleadh has become a showcase for the best in traditional music, attracting musicians from all over the country and beyond.
Cruinniu na mBad, meaning Gathering of the Boats, is a festival held in August each year, which brings us back in time, to when the majestic Galway Hookers used to transport turf/peat to Kinvara.
Gort Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland championship golf course. Designed by Ryder Cup star Christy O’ Connor Junior and located on the edge of the world famous Burren region.
The Ailwee Caves are the most famous of the many thousands of ancient caves beneath the Burren landscape. The staff will guide you through the beautiful caverns on a tour that lasts 30 minutes.