Are you ready to head to the Wild Atlantic Way? Here are the must-visit places when you travel to Ireland. Fly nonstop to Dublin or Shannon from New York/Newark on United.
Doolin, County Clare, Ireland
Sail from the charming coastal village of Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. Cruise beneath the soaring heights of the Cliffs of Moher and soak up the sights and sounds of Ireland’s West Coast for a truly immersive holiday experience!
Rising from the sea to over 200 meters and stretching along the coastline for over 14 kilometers, the iconic cliffs are one of Ireland’s most loved natural attractions. Whether you opt for a scheduled boat tour with live onboard commentary or an exhilarating private “seafari” ride, viewing the cliffs from sea level is sure to be a highlight on your Wild Atlantic Way itinerary.
Combine this with a visit to the beautiful Aran Islands, which featured as a backdrop to Oscar- nominated movie The Banshees of Inisherin. Step back in time and explore Ireland’s rich history. Here you’ll find a treasure trove of ancient castle ruins, stone forts, sacred sites, shipwrecks, and more. Discover the origins of the famous Aran sweater, taste the best of Irish food and relax to the sound of traditional music in the island pubs. Your Ireland adventure awaits.
KING JOHN’S CASTLE
Limerick City, County Limerick, Ireland
Step inside the walls of Limerick’s most iconic landmark and discover over 800 years of dramatic local history with the stories of ruthless King John, the noble knights, and rebellious natives. Explore the spacious outdoor courtyard and get a sense of the bustling activity that once took place. Venture into the visitor center with state-of-the-art interpre- tive activities and immersive exhibitions. Visitors will love the ghostly projections as they travel back through time.
THE ARMADA HOTEL
Spanish Point, County Clare, Ireland
Only 45 minutes from Shannon International airport, The Armada Hotel offers 87 luxurious bedrooms with breathtaking Atlantic views and dining venues such as The Ocean Bar, Johnny Burkes Bar, and The Pearl Restaurant. Fresh seafood is paired with locally sourced vegetables, some from the property’s very own Armada Farm, which focuses on organic methods of growing, along with the addition of seaweeds as fertilizer.
THE BURREN PERFUMERY
Carron, County Clare, Ireland
The Burren Perfumery is a family-run business in the heart of Burren, Ireland. Perfumes, creams, soaps, and candles are handmade on site in small batches, using natural, organic, and sustainable ingredients collected from the surrounding landscape. Open year-round, the perfumery offers several tours and experiences, including an interactive talk about all things perfume, a bath-oil blending workshop, and a perfume-making class.
MEDIEVAL BANQUET AT BUNRATTY CASTLE
Bunratty, County Clare, Ireland
Experience truly unique entertainment and dining as guests delight in a four-course meal in the historic Bunratty Castle, built in 1425 on the banks of the Owenogarney River. Enjoy music and song by the world famous Bunratty Castle Singers while you dine in the castle’s Great Hall. The lifestyle of medieval Ireland is recaptured at the castles with medieval banquet nights. Once the preserve of the nobility who resided in these fortresses, it can now be experienced by everyone.