What to see and do
Get out there, feel the fresh air and experience incredibly beautiful sights and attractions
Things to see and do
If you’re a lover of the great outdoors then Ireland’s West Coast is where it’s at. You’ll find an unlimited array of outdoor activities on offer, from whale-watching and hill-walking to island-hopping and horse riding. And don’t forget about surfing, sailing, swimming, diving and superb links golf courses, where the stunning fairways literally breach the shoreline on occasion... From fast-paced, adrenalin-boosting sports, to more laid-back activities where you can explore the landscape and appreciate nature at the same time, there’s always something to do here. For a taste of something completely special, make sure to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Skelligs – spectacular rugged pinnacles that rise from the ocean and historically housed monks in the Early Christian period.
Health and wellness
If you prefer your adventures to have a more luxurious side, then take time out to enjoy some proper downtime amid spectacular scenery. The West Coast is home to some excellent yoga courses and retreats, and is also well-known all over Europe for its high-grade destination spas set in wild and exceptionally beautiful surrounds. This is one place you can lose yourself in peace and tranquility, while nature pulsates all around you.
Environmentally friendly tourism
There’s a great spirit and energy to the West Coast, which makes it an exceptionally enjoyable place to be. Come here in summer and you’ll find small towns and villages alight with brilliant arts and music festivals. And anyone with an environmental interest should make sure not to miss Greenbox , Ireland’s first genuine ecotourism destination. The area around Fermanagh, Leitrim, West Cavan, North Sligo, South Donegal and Northwest Monaghan focuses on small-scale, low-impact and culturally sensitive tourism with a view to broadening people’s minds and enlivening their souls while providing a unique experience, firmly grounded in sustainable principles and practices