A Land of Contrasts

The Connemara Coast stretching from Galway Bay to Killary Fjord, the Aran Islands and Inishbofin in County Galway lie at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The region is a land of contrasts – its backdrop of the Twelve Bens and its extensive bog complex, its multiple peninsulas and inlets, and its unique islands, all steeped in age-old Gaelic culture and tradition symbolise the essence of the Wild Atlantic Way and have inspired writers, artists and musicians over the centuries.

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Wild Atlantic Way

The Coast and Islands are renowned for stories and folklore that highlight the unique landscape attributes, the resilience and vibrancy of coastal and island life, and the ways in which this area has been a source of artistic inspiration for centuries. Today, the opportunity exists to find new ways of using this backdrop to continue inspiring the visitor – reinvigorating those seeking authentic connections with local Irish culture and the Gaelic language, rewarding the contemplative mind and challenging those in pursuit of adventure.

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