Things To See & Do
Our range of Irish island holidays includes Achill Island, one of the more popular tourist destinations in Ireland, but mostly in the form of day trips. Staying overnight allows you to experience the island, reached by a short bridge, at a less hurried pace and enjoy the craic come the evening. Boasting varied terrain, great for exploring on foot, with dramatic cliffs, hills and woodland, plus numerous historic sites, Clare Island is famed as the home of the pirate queen, Grainne O’Malley. It really is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Aran Islands are steeped in history. Here you’ll discover over 50 different monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic heritage, We offer both Inis Mór, the largest and most developed of the island group, boasting plenty of local shops crammed full of traditional Aran knitwear, plus the smaller, more peaceful Inis Meain. This is still a gaeltacht area, so you will hear plenty of Irish/ Gaelic spoken, but there’s no need to be concerned: the islanders are hospitable, welcoming – and bilingual. There’s enough to explore on the Aran Islands to merit a whole trip in their own right, or you can combine them with the other Wild Atlantic Islands off the west coast.
Just off the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland, Rathlin Island is a peaceful wildlife haven with a renowned RSPB Seabird Centre, where puffins, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes can be viewed during the summer months. It’s also home to some magnificent views – on clear days Donegal, the North Antrim coastline, the island of Islay and the Mull of Kintyre can all be seen.