Both English and Irish are widely spoken in the West. As with the rest of Ireland, most Irish speakers are found in smaller and more isolated villages, while the cities are dominantly English speaking.
The M6 motorway from Dublin.
By car hire
Car hire is available from several agencies in the city and at the airport.
Several local car dealers operate car-rentals. These include:
Roads outside the larger towns are often narrow and windy. Although this encourages you to slow down and appreciate the wonderful (if a little bleak) scenery, it does mean that getting around will probably take longer than you think.