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Meet the people who keep our traditions alive

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Meet the makers: Irish craft & design

Ireland has a rich history of artisan craftsmanship, and the west of Ireland in particular has drawn these craftspeople as a place of inspiration and work.

A taste of the West of Ireland

The enthusiasm and passion of these food producers is infectious and all the more intimate when they welcome you into their homes.

Ireland's ancient music & stories

Travel back through the annals of time and meet the experts who carry the art forms of ancient Ireland into the present day.

The real Connemara

Meet the people who have been shaped by this exposed landscape and learn about the skills and crafts that have allowed this resilient race to survive here over the centuries.


We are proud that these experiences have been selected as a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Chosen for the positive impact they have on the traveller and communities we explore, they directly advance the United Nations Global Goal 11 'Sustainable Cities and Communities' by preserving local traditions, natural and built heritage and promoting cultural vibrancy.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is a registered trademark of the TreadRight Foundation.

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