The Rock of Cashel is the Ireland's most spectacular archaeological site. The 'Rock' is a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops. It rises from a grassy plain on the edge of the town and bristles with ancient fortifications.
March 7, 2014. Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph by Kevin Galvin, Alamy. A stone cottage stands sentinel on the coast of Achill Island in County Mayo, Ireland. Mayo's rugged coastline is part of the Wild Atlantic Way scenic route, which covers 1,491 miles of Ireland's untamed western coast and is among our travel editors' picks for the Best Spring Trips of 2014.