Day 5 - Achill Island
Today you will undertake one of the most scenic coastal drives in the whole of Ireland ‘Achill Island’. The island is the country’s largest offshore island and is a magical paradise to explore by car. Connected to the mainland by a spectacular bridge that looks like whale ribs floating over the sea, this wonderful region boasts some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and coastlines as well several hidden gems such as the “deserted village”, an old signal tower and some idyllic hidden lakes. At the end of your day you will return to Westport for another overnight stay.
Day 6 - Westport to Donegal Town
Departing Westport, travel to the north coast of Mayo and the unique Ceide Fields, a 5,500-year-old Neolithic site. Nearby is the windswept coast walk that leads to Downpatrick Head, where Saint Patrick is believed to have founded a church. If you haven’t had enough history, continue to the ruins of Moyne Abbey near Killala. Afterwards, we make your way towards Ballina, which would be a great stop to have lunch. That afternoon, you will make your way north towards Donegal Town via Bundoran where you can take the opportunity to dip your feet into the wild Atlantic Ocean or catch some of the most renowned waves in the world.
Overnight: Donegal Town