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Galway and Connacht

"To Hell or to Connacht" was Cromwell's alternative for the Irish. Experiencing the natural beauty of the Irish west today one can hardly imagine this to be a harsh treatment. From the bustling university city of Galway to the bleak Burren, from Achill Island to the Shannon, Connacht is one of the most unspoilt areas of Ireland. Visitors can still sleep in traditional cottages with a view of the Atlantic - but with all modern conveniences and a good infrastructure.
  1. County Galway and Galway (24)
  2. County Leitrim (7)
  3. County Mayo (12)
  4. County Roscommon (7)
  5. County Sligo (16)

The Province of Connacht
Connacht, or in Irish Cúige Chonnacht, encompasses the West of Ireland. The counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo make up this ancient province. Major towns are Galway City and Sligo.

Sights of Connacht - Picking the Best in the West
To Hell or to Connacht was Cromwell's alternative for Catholics, the province was long regarded as the backwater of all backwaters. Today this translates as unspoilt by mass tourism.

Counties in the Province of Connacht
Ireland's Western Province ... which once was Cromwell's alternative to hell.

North-West Ireland Tourism
Official website for the Irish North-West, including the Connacht counties of Leitrim and Sligo.

Official Tourism Website for the Irish West
Official tourism website for the Irish West, the Connacht counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Official Website of the City of Galway
Official website of the City of Galway, includes information on arts and cultural events.

Connacht's Best Attractions - What is Your Opinion?
Connacht's Best Attractions - What is Your Opinion?

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