• Beaches in Galway and Sligo have been included in TripAdvisor’s top ten best beaches in Ireland – this year’s list is dominated by the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry takes the top spot for 2018, followed Inchydoney strand near Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

    In third place is Dog's Bay Beach, Roundstone in Galway, while Strandhill Beach in Co. Sligo in number 9 on the list.

    TripAdvisor says its Travellers’ Choice awards are determined based on traveller reviews gathered over a 12-month period.

  • A north Mayo guesthouse has been named Ireland's best B&B.

    Creevagh Heights in Carrowmore Lacken has topped the list of best Irish B&Bs in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards - for the second year running.

    Run by Carol and Harry Whelan, the B&B overlooks the sea and is located 8km from Downpatrick Head.

    This is the 17th year of the Travellers' Choice Awards, which TripAdvisor says are based on millions of review and opinions gathered in a single year from travellers worldwide.

    Carol and Harry Whelan moved back from the United States to north Mayo 14 years ago, and opened their B&B at Creevagh Heights five years ago.


    Meanwhile, Harvey's Point in Donegal has been named the No.1 hotel in Ireland for 2019 in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards.

    Mayo's Ashford Castle is in fourth place in the list of Ireland's Top 10 Hotels for 2019.


  • Strandhill Beach in Co Sligo is No. 4 in Ireland's top ten best beaches.

    That's according to TripAdvisor's annual list of best beaches.  

    Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork is named Ireland's best beach, followed by  Banna Strand and Inch Beach, both in Co Kerry.

    In fact, Kerry dominated the list, claiming 6 out of the top 10 beaches.

    Lahinch in Co Clare and Portmarnock in Dublin also made the top ten.



  • A B&B in Westport has been listed in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Irish B&Bs for 2021.

    Coming in at number 6 is Woodside Lodge, located on the Golf Course Road in Westport.

    The guesthouse is operated by Helen and Patrice Goberville.

    It's the only Mayo B&B included in the top 10  - 5 of which are in Co Clare, two in Kerry and one each in Mayo, Offaly and Tipperary.

  • A Westport restaurant has been named as one of TripAdvisor's Ten Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Ireland.

    An Port Mór comes in at number 9 on the prestigious list.

    Chef Frankie Mallon opened An Port Mór in Westport in 2009, having worked in top restaurants in London, Paris and Switzerland.

    The restaurant has held a Michelin Plate for the past decade and has won a number of top awards.

    Number one on the TripAdvisor list is Rozzers Restaurant, based at Killeen House Hotel in Aghadoe in Co Kerry - which has knocked Dublin's Chapter One from the top spot.

    There are three Kerry restaurants and four from Dublin in the top ten, along with one from Mayo, Cork and Kilkenny.