Entry Points: Shannon Airport, Knock Airport, Sligo Airport, Donegal Airport, Derry Airport, Belfast Airport, Dublin Airport, Dublin Port, Dun Laoghaire Port, Belfast Port

This beautiful region will enchant you with its spectacular scenery, rich heritage and culture. It is renowned for its relaxed, easy pace and the genuinely warm welcome from its friendly people.

Some things to do and see in the North West

  • Glenveagh National Park: mountains, lakes, glens and woods, herds of red deer and a stunning Scottish-style castle
  • Slieve League: spectacular views from the highest sea cliffs in Europe
  • Lough Derg Visitor Centre and a trip to the island: a penitential shrine that attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims every year
  • Rossnowlagh Beach: regarded by many as among the most dramatic and scenic beaches in Ireland, world famous for its surfing
  • Drumcliffe Church: burial place of the poet and playwright WB Yeats
  • Donegal Castle: a fully restored castle in the heart of Donegal town
  • Glencar Waterfall: an enchanting sight made famous in Yeats’s poem “The Stolen Child”
  • The stunning lakes of Cavan and north Leitrim
  • Donegal County Museum: houses a fascinating display of artefacts dating from the prehistoric to the early medieval periods
  • Scenic coastal drives: some of the finest scenery in Ireland is on view from the roads that hug the Atlantic Ocean
  • Parkes Castle: a beautifully restored 17th-century fortress
  • Cavan and Leitrim Railway: step back in time and enjoy the scenery of hidden Ireland by narrow-gauge rail
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree on Lough Gill: Yeats turned it into one of the most recognisable place names in the world
  • Lisadell House – former home of the Gore Booth Family and confidantes of Yeats
  • Fort Dunree: has played a pivotal role in Ireland’s coastal defence for centuries
  • Sligo Abbey: contains some wonderful carvings and the only sculpted 15th-century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church