Spectacular Day Trips

For taking in all the sights of Connemara and south Mayo, there are wonderful touring routes in all directions from Waterfall Cottage.

To the south-west, you can head for the pretty fishing village of Roundstone, via Kylemore, Clifden and Ballyconneely, returning past Ballynahinch Castle and up the spectacular Inagh valley.

To the south-east, there’s Joyce country and the amazing road along Lough Nafooey to Clonbur and Cong, returning along the shores of Lough Corrib.

To the north-east, there’s the beautiful mountain road to Drummin and Westport, then maybe north around Clew Bay to Mulranny and Achill. The return trip via Louisburgh and back into the spectacular Doolough Pass is one of the great scenic drives of Ireland.