Any holiday in the west of Ireland should include a visit to one of the 7 islands off the West coast which consist of the 3 Aran Islands of Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr and further north to Inishbofin, Inishturk, Clare Island and beyond to Achill Island off the coast of Mayo. Island life is difficult to describe and impossible to forget. Life moves that little bit slower on these islands, and stress is much less than on the mainland. However, there is still many activities to do. You can visit historical sites, go cycling, horse riding or walking, take in the breathtaking scenery and spend time in the many visitor centres, and take part in local music, art, craft and walking festivals.