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West Coast Ireland

Moonscape and Plentiful Fish.

The western coast of Ireland is beloved by tourists, and many of their flights land directly at Shannon Airport, which went from small country landing strip to major international hub in only a few short years. There are also cruise liners along the Shannon River and its lakes that have become popular. Not far from Galway, the rocky Burren plateau stretches out with many underground passages and caves – a spelunking expedition is in order! It is a strange, almost desolate region that was often compared to a moonscape, but it really is at its most beautiful in the springtime, where colourful blossoms that peek out between the rocks show the area fertile and at its friendliest. Lively Galway is home to wild Connemara, a district with many lakes. Connemara should be explored on foot or bicycle. Those seeking an even more primal experience should take the ferry to the Aran Islands, one of the last refuges for Gaelic culture.

West Coast Ireland travel guide by Marco Polo 2011 country guide

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