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 sunburned 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!