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Serenity can be found in the Connemara district of Ireland

September 15, 2010 - 2:22am
The green expanse is truly breathtaking
Most Europe tours tend to focus on the more historical and cultural locales that dot the old continent and help define its past. Yet travelers to the Emerald Isles of Ireland may want to divert their paths from the grand castles and ancient churches that pervade the lush green country, and take the time to enjoy the serene and natural setting around them.

There are few better places to enjoy the natural side of Ireland than the Connemara district, a broad peninsula between Killary Harbour and Kilkieran Bay, which are west of County Galway. The region is considered to be one of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland, and its scenic vistas have been the subject of many landscape paintings and poems.

Every year, travelers from across the world flock to the storied meadows to take in the rolling green hills, the towering, snow-capped mountains and the calmly serene lakes that have made this sparsely populated region one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland.