sheep in BallyconneelyA traditional holiday favourite for domestic and international visitors, Ballyconneely is home to the Connemara Championship Golf Links, one of the finest and most picturesque golf courses in Ireland. The attractive modern clubhouse offers a scenic view of the course and is the perfect spot to unwind after a challenging 18 holes.

A culinary delight awaits food and fishing enthusiasts at the multi-award-winning Connemara Smokehouse. Daily smoking demonstrations take place during the summer months and a warm welcome is always assured at this family run local attraction.

The Point Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre offers idyllic seaside treks on Connemara ponies along some of Ballyconneely’s many beautiful beaches. Indeed, exploring the many expanses of sand and coral either on horseback or on foot is an ideal way to appreciate the area’s natural beauty. Camping is also a popular holiday option and a high number of visitors returning each year confirms Ballyconneely’s popularity as an Irish holiday destination.

A friendly atmosphere exists in the village, where Keogh’s Bar and Food Market is at the centre of social activity. A number of events for visitors and locals alike take place in or around the Community Hall every year, including the popular Ballyconneely Pony Show every July.