The west coast of Ireland is my favourite part of the country and, since I lived in Galway, one of the areas I know best. In my opinion, this area feels the most ‘Irish’. From sheep on the roads to friendly locals, towering castles and stormy seas, this part of Ireland is a must-see.
This detailed 1 week Ireland itinerary will take you through my favourite areas in western Ireland. It’s ideal for those who love scenic places, exploring the outdoors, visiting historical sites and fairytale castles, and spending the nights in local pubs. I also share my favourite places to stay, eat, and what to see and do each day.
This itinerary is best done by car. However, I do have notes at the end on how to recreate this trip by public transit if you don’t want to drive.