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My favourite places in Ireland

February 5, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Tarek Nigim is our NUI Galway and Palestinian ambassador, and in this blog he shares ten amazing photos that showcase some of his favourite places to visit in Ireland. Click on each place name to find out more about each location.

1. The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare

The Cliffs of Moher. One word - paradise!

The Cliffs of Moher. One word – paradise!

2. Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co Galway

Connemara - classic picture!

Connemara – classic picture!

3. Inis Mór, Aran Islands

Inis Mor, Aran Islands

A breath of fresh air on the Aran Islands…

4. Derryclare and Bencorr, Connemara, Co Galway

Derryclare and Bencorr, Connemara, Co Galway

There’s nothing better than nature!

5. Galway City, Co Galway

Galway City, Co Galway

This picture reminds me of the saying, ‘when the sun has set, no candle can replace it.’

6. Salthill, Co Galway

Salthill, Co Galway

I feel… life is balanced!

7. Galway Races, Ballybrit, Co Galway

Galway races, Ballybrit, Co Galway

At the races… Mr. Ambassador!

8. Claddagh, Galway City, Co Galway

The Claddagh, Galway City

I think the most beautiful thing in the world must be my ice cream!

9. Killary Fjord exiting out to the Atlantic Ocean, Co Galway

Killary Fjord

There are so many words, yet there are no words…

10. Maam Valley in Connemara, Co Galway

Maam Valley, Connemara

I got a ticket to touch the sky!

Do you want to study in Ireland? Check out the Education in Ireland website for all the info you need.




  1. Hi Tarek! I’d like to know how to go to Derryclare & Bencorr and Killary Fjord. Can I get a bus or a tour from Galway city? Thanks 🙂 Loved your photos, btw!

    • Tarek

      Hi Bruna,
      Thank you for your kind comment. In fact, I went to these places through NUIG Mountaineering club. The club run hiking trips every Sunday. I think you are so welcome to join this club. It is for the NUIG students and any interested ones.

  2. Rebecca Smith

    Ireland is really an amazing country which is just a few miles away from United Kingdom. We live in UK and last year we planned to visit Ireland. People speak Irish and English in Ireland and discovering the countryside by car was a wonderful experience for all of us. I miss that trip a lot as it was one of the best trip I ever had.

    My parents want to visit Ireland as my little sister want to continue her further studies in Ireland only. So, it was a family vacation with a purpose to look for the universities in Ireland for my sister as well. We had booked a car from Dan Dooley ( and as we reached to the airport we were having the car in the parking area. With the rental car we went to a lot of places in Galway County which includes Eyre square garden, Galway city museum, Lynch’s castle, Claddagh etc. We also had a walk at the side of salthill porm. The Aran Island located in the Galway bay was very beautiful and we had a great time in Ireland. Hiring a car is I think a smart decision instead of taking a tour in bus as it gives the freedom to travel and you can stop at ant place you want and can manage the places according to the time you have. Soon, I will be visiting Ireland again to meet my sister who is studying in Ireland.

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