Connacht is one of the Provinces of Ireland, it stands divided into the city of Galway and six counties; Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. It is the smallest of the four Irish provinces, with a population of 542,547 and is situated in the west of Ireland
Much of the west coast - Connemara, Nephin, Erris - is ruggedly inhospitable, however it is also very scenic. It contains the main mountainous areas in Connacht, including the Twelve Bens, Maumturks, Mweelrea, Croagh Patrick, Nephin Beg, Ox Mountains, Dartry Mountains.
Connemara National Park is located within Connacht in County Galway. The Aran Islands, featuring spectacular pre-historic forts such as Dun Aonghasa, have been a regular tourist destination since the 19th century.
Things to do
Wander Galway City's cobble-stoned streets Packed with culture, traditional Irish music and activities for all the families, look no further for the perfect family escape and feel yourself stepping back in time to Medieval Ireland.
Breath-taking beaches and wind-swept headlands describe one of Ireland's most iconic destinations Connemara, take a walk then take shelter with a warm drink in one of its many cosy pubs.
Westport with its gracious Georgian town centre, boasts cheerful, multi-coloured shop fronts, all with an attractive selection of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants jostling for your attention.