The coastline around Galway Bay is legendarily beautiful, while immediately to the south are the spectacular 700-foot Cliffs of Moher (from the top of which, on a clear day, you can see the Aran Islands). Lough Corrib is justly famous for some of the best brown trout fishing in Europe. Lahinch, parts of which were designed by Old Tom Morris, is only the most famous of the region’s numerous golf courses.

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