Now before you go mapping your itinerary, there is something you need to understand about Irish legends. For many years the Irish lived in very harsh conditions, especially along Ireland’s western coast. The earth was a crucial element to Irish Mythology with an irregular landscape that spawned curiosities. Many Irish legends and myths served to rationalize things the people could not explain, and often still can’t. With the western coast of Ireland being such an isolated land, these mystical, magical and enchanting stories were preserved well. They made a natural transition into modern times especially in the most distant parts of Ireland like Achill Island, the Connemara region, the Burren and the Dingle Peninsula.