1. Inis Oirr, Aran Islands
Inis Oirr is smallest of the three Aran Islands resting off the coast of western Ireland in Galway Bay. [pronounced: “In-ish eer”]
2. An Cheathrú Rua
Charming houses like this can be found throughout small western Irish towns. I found this one on a walk to the beach.
3. Conamara National Park – The Climb
Conamara National Park was my absolute favorite day trip while in Galway! The red trail takes you up into the clouds.
4. Kylemore Abbey
This is a gorgeous abbey in Conamara was founded in 1920 and is home to the Benedictine nuns.
5. Trá na Reilig
A graveyard beach in An Cheathrú Rua, this beautiful old church was built overnight by a saint in the 1500s.
6. Trá an Doilín
This photo is from arguably the most beautiful day I saw while in Galway. My friends actually got a sunburn on this day. It is a lovely coral beach with calming blue water.
7. Conamara National Park – The Descent
Once again, Conamara National Park is a must-see in Ireland. The hike is fun, the achievement fulfilling, and the descending views breathtaking. As we walked down from the clouds we were able to see Kylemore Abbey!
Have you been to County Galway?