5 Photos of outstanding beauty in Galway


Now is the time to explore our love for Galway, with sea, rivers, mountains, lakes, forests, castles and beaches. This is the perfect opportunity for locals to seek out spots you may have missed or rediscover Galway in all it’s glory. 

Twelve Pins, Connemara

The Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins is a mountain range of mostly sharp-peaked quartzite summits and ridges located in the Connemara National Park.


Killary Harbour

Killary Harbour is Ireland’s only true fjord and extends 16km (10 miles) in from the Atlantic to its head at Aasleagh and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the west of Ireland.

Cliffs at Dun Aonghasa, Aran Islands

Dún Aonghasa is the best-known of several prehistoric hill forts on the Aran Islands. It lies on Inis Mór, at the edge of a 100-metre-high cliff. The worm hole has become a huge attraction in recent years due to it being a location for the Red Bull Cliff diving series. It is a natural rectangular shaped pool into which the sea ebbs and flow at the bottom of the cliffs south of Dún Aonghasa.

Dogs Bay

Just a short drive from Roundstone village lies Dogs Bay, one of the most spectacularly beautiful beaches in the world.
Dogs Bay is a horseshoe shaped bay with more than a mile long stretch of white sandy beach.

Kylemore Abbey

Come to Kylemore and experience woodland and lakeshore walks, magnificent buildings and Ireland’s largest walled garden!

*Despite the restrictions, there are plenty of outdoor activities to feel safe and enjoy the outdoor season this autumn.


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