Two towns overlooking Brandon Bay
Fáilte and welcome...this is a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area, but don't rush for the dictionary. Around the towns of Brandon and Cloghane, everyone speaks English, too. In the shadow of Mount Brandon, one of Ireland's highest peaks, this is true rural Ireland, with stone cottages and pretty harbours creating a picture postcard affair. Stroll around here, and the heather-covered highlands rolling down to the waters are your just reward.
If You Have More Time
Nearby, take a moment to reflect at the tiny 7th century Gallarus Oratory, set against the weather-beaten hills of Ballydavid.