Our Readers' 15 Favorite Places in Ireland

Ireland - Galway Bay: Dunguair Castle at Sunset

Galway Bay

Nestled between County Galway and the Burren in County Clare, Galway Bay encompasses about 31 miles of land, offering views of the Aran Islands. The Bay is known for its sailing—especially its traditional sailing craft known as the Hooker—cruises, deep-sea fishing, and swimming. Reader ginnyg44 found the area particularly delightful, noting that "it was simple and beautiful. The people were lovely."

Even though reader PatrickH. "loved all of the parts of Ireland I was able to visit," he was particularly impressed by Galway Bay, saying, "to be able to watch the sun go down on Galway Bay was a great treat. Loved the Connemara area. More than 40 shades of green and I loved them all."

(Photo: iStockphoto/Hon Lau)

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