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Wild Place: County Galway, Ireland

Rugged Irish charm, backed by gin-clear waters and bleach-white sand

A rare habitat, the moody machair grasslands of western Ireland feel like a set of Game of Thrones. This raw landscape hugs the coastline, best known for Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Beach.

Just over the headland, travellers will find gin-clear waters and bleach-white sand, made of seashell fragments pummelled to powder by the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

You can explore Ireland’s western coastline for yourself when Cathay Pacific launches its Dublin route on 2 June.

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Discovery online brings together all the inspirational travel writing from our two inflight magazines, Discovery and Silkroad. Be sure to look out for the print editions when you next fly with Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon.
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