Guidebook for Gort

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Guidebook for Gort

Arts & Culture

Nature reserve of woodland and wetland, former estate of Lady Gregory. Marked trails, visitor centre and tearooms, and a picnic area in the Walled Garden. Walks and family activities during Summer.
35 locals recommend
Coole Park
35 locals recommend
Nature reserve of woodland and wetland, former estate of Lady Gregory. Marked trails, visitor centre and tearooms, and a picnic area in the Walled Garden. Walks and family activities during Summer.
In 2015, we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Irish Poet, W. B. Yeats who found inspiration for his poems here and was a great friend of Lady Gregory of Coole Park. Beautiful ambiance!
10 locals recommend
Thoor Ballylee Yeats Tower
10 locals recommend
In 2015, we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Irish Poet, W. B. Yeats who found inspiration for his poems here and was a great friend of Lady Gregory of Coole Park. Beautiful ambiance!
The Living Past: Stunning recreations of homes during the pre-historic and early christian eras, Crannóg (Lake Dwelling) & the Ring Fort. Enjoy the Medieval Castle and 'Brendan boat' very enjoyable
22 locals recommend
Craggaunowen
22 locals recommend
The Living Past: Stunning recreations of homes during the pre-historic and early christian eras, Crannóg (Lake Dwelling) & the Ring Fort. Enjoy the Medieval Castle and 'Brendan boat' very enjoyable
The building dates from 864 A.D. and is associated with Brian Boru. Information on the heritage of East Clare, a folk museum, trips to Holy Island and weekly folk concerts.
East Clare Heritage Centre
The building dates from 864 A.D. and is associated with Brian Boru. Information on the heritage of East Clare, a folk museum, trips to Holy Island and weekly folk concerts.
Knappogue Castle was built in 1467, the walled garden has been carefully restored. Historical and well worth a visit.
Knappogue Castle & Walled Garden
Knappogue Castle was built in 1467, the walled garden has been carefully restored. Historical and well worth a visit.
Historic area of Galway city where Spanish and French galleons docked during the Middle Ages trading era. The traditional wedding ring of the former Claddagh fishing village is the Claddagh ring.
8 locals recommend
The Residence Hotel
14 Quay St
8 locals recommend
Historic area of Galway city where Spanish and French galleons docked during the Middle Ages trading era. The traditional wedding ring of the former Claddagh fishing village is the Claddagh ring.

Parks & Nature

Lunar like rocky landscape of terraced grey limestone, world famous for the richness and beauty of its wild flowers, where Artic and Mediterranaen species flourish, walk ways and scenic drives also
86 locals recommend
Burren National Park
2 Church St
86 locals recommend
Lunar like rocky landscape of terraced grey limestone, world famous for the richness and beauty of its wild flowers, where Artic and Mediterranaen species flourish, walk ways and scenic drives also
A National treasure on the Wild Atlantic Way route, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, just magnificent!
67 locals recommend
Cliffs of Moher
67 locals recommend
A National treasure on the Wild Atlantic Way route, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, just magnificent!
Early 19th century Ireland is recreated, in a "living" village and rural setting, with traditional bread making displayed. Visit to 15th Century Castle included - a full day out experience.
81 locals recommend
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
81 locals recommend
Early 19th century Ireland is recreated, in a "living" village and rural setting, with traditional bread making displayed. Visit to 15th Century Castle included - a full day out experience.
Among the most famous landmarks in the Burren. The remarkable image of the sun setting through the Dolmen is one of those most commonly associated with the area.
16 locals recommend
Poulnabrone Dolmen
16 locals recommend
Among the most famous landmarks in the Burren. The remarkable image of the sun setting through the Dolmen is one of those most commonly associated with the area.
The largest of the prehistoric stone forts on the Islands. Set on a cliff edge with a 300ft drop to the Atlantic Ocean, the semi-circular fort is enclosed by three massive stone walls. Spectacular.
Dún Aonghasa
The largest of the prehistoric stone forts on the Islands. Set on a cliff edge with a 300ft drop to the Atlantic Ocean, the semi-circular fort is enclosed by three massive stone walls. Spectacular.
Castle & gardens include a 17th century walled kitchen garden. This Manor was the seat of the De Burgo family for over 200 years. Nearby are Lough Derg, the river Shannon and Portumna Forest Park.
11 locals recommend
Portumna Castle & Gardens
11 locals recommend
Castle & gardens include a 17th century walled kitchen garden. This Manor was the seat of the De Burgo family for over 200 years. Nearby are Lough Derg, the river Shannon and Portumna Forest Park.

Sightseeing

Beautiful Monastic site with round tower en route to the Burren, a must see
Kilmacduagh
Beautiful Monastic site with round tower en route to the Burren, a must see
Beautiful, unspoilt, mountains, lakes, visit Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Cong, Clifden. many scenic routes to drive.
117 locals recommend
Connemara National Park
117 locals recommend
Beautiful, unspoilt, mountains, lakes, visit Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Cong, Clifden. many scenic routes to drive.
A day trip to the Aran Islands is possible by Ferry from Doolin, near Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare and Rosaveal and Galway in Co. Galway. See Dun Aonghusa a World Heritage site.
59 locals recommend
Aran Islands
59 locals recommend
A day trip to the Aran Islands is possible by Ferry from Doolin, near Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare and Rosaveal and Galway in Co. Galway. See Dun Aonghusa a World Heritage site.
Home to the Benedictine nuns, the 1000 ac. Kylemore Estate has an award winning Victorian Walled Garden, children's play trail, guided tours, musical performances and shopping and dining experiences.
70 locals recommend
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
70 locals recommend
Home to the Benedictine nuns, the 1000 ac. Kylemore Estate has an award winning Victorian Walled Garden, children's play trail, guided tours, musical performances and shopping and dining experiences.
Beautiful 13th Century Castle in medieval Limerick City
30 locals recommend
King John's Castle
30 locals recommend
Beautiful 13th Century Castle in medieval Limerick City

Entertainment & Activities

Guided underground tours of Aillwee Cave and visit The Burren Birds of Prey Centre.
60 locals recommend
Aillwee Cave
60 locals recommend
Guided underground tours of Aillwee Cave and visit The Burren Birds of Prey Centre.
Doolin is a gem, renowned for its cosy pubs and traditional Irish music. Traditional Irish crafts and clothing are available in local stores. Doolin to the Aran Islands by Ferry, NEW 200 seater Ferry for Summer 2018.
9 locals recommend
Doolin
9 locals recommend
Doolin is a gem, renowned for its cosy pubs and traditional Irish music. Traditional Irish crafts and clothing are available in local stores. Doolin to the Aran Islands by Ferry, NEW 200 seater Ferry for Summer 2018.
12 locals recommend
glór
12 locals recommend
Live Music and Shows
28 locals recommend
Town Hall Theatre
28 locals recommend
Live Music and Shows

Everything Else

Heritage Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands. Examples of Cob House and Clay oven, Kids Trail, Ireland's only Seed Bank. Traditional Organic seeds, trees and plants.
8 locals recommend
Irish Seed Savers Association
8 locals recommend
Heritage Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands. Examples of Cob House and Clay oven, Kids Trail, Ireland's only Seed Bank. Traditional Organic seeds, trees and plants.
Scenic Drive, popular sightseeing area.
8 locals recommend
Sky Road
8 locals recommend
Scenic Drive, popular sightseeing area.

Food Scene

Bar food until late evening, last orders 9.45 p.m.
Lady Gregory Hotel
Bar food until late evening, last orders 9.45 p.m.
Food with a difference! Enjoy the experience.
17 locals recommend
Gallery Cafe
17 locals recommend
Food with a difference! Enjoy the experience.
39 locals recommend
Linnane's Lobster Bar
39 locals recommend
The Pier Head Bar & Restaurant
16 locals recommend
Bar & Restaurant, great food with friendly service.
6 locals recommend
The Field
6 locals recommend
Bar & Restaurant, great food with friendly service.

Drinks & Nightlife

Great host, Music at weekends.
Hennellys Bar
Great host, Music at weekends.
9 locals recommend
The Latin Quarter
22 High St
9 locals recommend