Ireland West Airport Knock is the main international gateway for the West of Ireland. Situated in County Mayo it is easily accessible to a host of wonderful towns and villages across the beautiful West and North West Coast of Ireland
Take in the beautiful Mayo countryside by means of a brisk walk or visit some of Mayo’s top attractions. You may wish to retrace the steps of the Quiet Man movie with a walking tour in nearby Cong village or enjoy a Cruise on the magical Lough Corrib. Explore the unspoilt Achill Island and climb Ireland’s Holy mountain Croagh Patrick or experience 6,000 years of Celtic history at the Ceide Fields.
The highlight of visiting the west coast of Ireland - is without a doubt the Wild Atlantic Way, stretching for 1,500 miles from County Donegal to County Cork along Ireland’s western seaboard. On the second stage of the Wild Atlantic Way, take in the majesty of Mullaghmore Head, Downpatrick Head and Keem Strand as you travel from Donegal to Galway .
Mullaghmore Head, off the coast of Sligo, is a paradise for surfers with a reputation for gigantic 'prowler' waves. Surfing schools abound in this neck of the woods, so if you want to get in on the action, take a lesson or two.
Then it's onwards to Downpatrick Head in Mayo, a spectacular headland rising 38 metres from the sea. Prepare to be charmed and beguiled by the sights and sounds of the Donegal to Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way.
As you continue through the Wild Atlantic Way, the Mayo to Galway section of the route will offer up its own unique landscape for your pleasure. The picturesque fjord of Killary Harbour nestles in the heart of Connemara, providing the perfect holiday hideaway. Sample some delicious and world-renowned local mussels before moving on with your journey.
Galway – the West of Ireland’s biggest city and often considered Ireland’s cultural and artistic hub - is only 60 minutes’ drive south form Ireland West Airport Knock and is a must visit for musicians, revellers and foodies.
For detailed itineraries and highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way visit http://www.ireland.com/en-gb/wild-atlantic-way/don...
There are some fantastic festivals and events taking place in the West of Ireland every summer. Head to Sea Sessions festival where surf and music meet on the Atlantic coast of Donegal.
For racing enthusiasts there’s the Galway Races summer meeting in July which is packed with seven days and nights of great racing, socialising and breathtaking fashion.
For more information on the West of Ireland and what to see and do visit http://www.ireland.com/en-us/campaign/nodes/2013/0...
You’ll find all this and more little over an hours flight away as you can fly directly from Edinburgh to Ireland West Airport Knock on Flybe six times per week starting 27th March 2016.