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Roundstone bay from Errisbeg

Roundstone Walk – Ervallagh

August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paved road / side road, 7 km, 1.5 to 2 hours Leave Roundstone on the Ballyconneely Road, with Errisbeg rising above on the right. Away to the left we glimpse the end of Inishnee reaching...

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Cashel Bay

Cashel Walk

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paved side road, track, path / 6.5 km / 1 to 1.5 hour Begin the Cashel Walk opposite the Zetland Hotel, passing the community centre and hand-ball alley on your left. The rhododendrons dotted here...

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Road, track, cross country / 8.5 km / approx. 3 hours Arriving at Inishbofin from the new pier, gain the vantage point of the High Road via Pound Road behind the small shop. Our route...

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St Feichin's Church, Omey

Omey Island Walk

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

approx. 5.6 km / 1 to 2 hours / Omey is a tidal island, accessible on foot 2 hours before low water to 2 hours before high water (check tides beforehand on sailing.ie). Omey island...

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Bunowen Castle Ballyconneely

Ballyconneely Walk

June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Aillebrack and Emlagharan / side roads / approx. 6.5 km / 2 hours The Ballyconneely walk begins about 2km from Ballyconneely Village, at the road just before the old ruined seaweed factory. Ahead of us...

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Inishbofin Harbour, Connemara

Inishbofin Island

June 12, 2013 | 6 Comments

For a taste of island life, take a boat trip to the ‘Island of the White Cow’ (8km long by 3km wide, population 200.) Located 10km west of Cleggan (30 minutes by ferry), Inishbofin features...

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Inishboffin Ferry at Cleggan Pier

Inishbofin Ferries (Island Discovery)

June 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Island Discovery Ferry timetables: inishbofinislanddiscovery.com Several sailings daily to Inishbofin from Cleggan All year round ferry service to Inishbofin Owned and operated by traditional Island seafaring family No visit to Connemara is complete without...

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Dry footpath, track and paved road; 5 km; approx. 1 hour The fishing village of Cleggan is located on the northern side of the Aughrus Peninsula, at the head of Cleggan Bay. The pier, which...

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Derryinver Standing Stones

Derryherbert / Derryinver Walk

May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paved road, track; 5 km; approximately 1.5 hour From Tullycross, take the Letterfrack road, descending towards the speed limit sign at the village entrance. Our route turns right just beyond this sign, down the hill...

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Clifden Harbour

Clifden Beach Road / Sky Road Walk

May 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

Paved road except trail to Clifden Castle / 5km / 1 to 2 hrs Leave Clifden by the Beach Road, descending towards the quay. Directly ahead on the hill opposite is a monument to John...

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Connemara Gold Links

Connemara Championship Golf Links

May 16, 2013 | 1 Comments

        Special Offer: Play 9 Holes with Club Hire for €39 Nestled between the scenic splendour of the Twelve Bens and the rugged Atlantic ocean lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing...

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Overview of Clifden's Market Square

Clifden – Capital of Connemara

March 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Clifden today is a vibrant and cosmopolitan town on the very edge of Europe. It has a population of 2,609 but the hinterland which it serves as the administrative and economic capital to has almost...

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Glassilaun Beach, Renvyle

About the Renvyle Peninsula

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Renvyle peninsula is home to some of Connemara’s most spectacular scenery. Its dramatic sweeping beaches, bounded by mountain views, are awe inspiring. Most activity takes place in the lively villages of Tullycross and Tully,...

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Letterfrack Landscape

Letterfrack

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Quaker village of Letterfrack was founded in the mid 19th century and occupies a special place in Connemara’s creative and cultural activity. Home to the Connemara National Park, the village is overlooked by Diamond...

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Two girls enjoying the view of Kylemore Abbey Across the Lake

Kylemore

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kylemore is home to one of Ireland’s most iconic buildings and is certainly a firm favourite with visitors to the west of Ireland. Built by Mitchell Henry in the second half of the 19th century...

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Cleggan Pier

Cleggan

March 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

The fishing village of Cleggan is located on the northern side of the Aughrus Peninsula, at the head of Cleggan Bay. The pier, which was built by Alexander Nimmo in 1822 and later extended, is...

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Claddaghduff, Connemara

Claddaghduff

March 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Situated on the south west side of the Aughrus Peninsula, Claddaghduff is home to a lively local community. The tidal island of Omey is visible on the approach to the village and the beach leading...

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Boats at Mace Pier, Near Carna

Carna

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The village of Carna is located in the Connemara Gaeltacht or Gaelic speaking region and serves as an administrative centre for residents of the Iorras Aithneach peninsula, which also includes Cill Chiarain. Saint Macdara’s Island...

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Cashel Hill

Cashel

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

This seaside village is a true Connemara gem. Secluded and peaceful, yet with its own unique charms, the Cashel Bay area is extremely attractive and is connected to the Roundstone road by the very scenic...

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Recess

Recess Village

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The townland of Recess encompasses a number of small rural communities where the small scale farming of cattle and sheep is one of the main livelihoods. While travelling from Galway to Clifden, chances are that...

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Snow on Ballyahinch River

Ballynahinch

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The rivers, lakes, woodlands and sheer natural beauty of the Ballynahinch estate make it one of Ireland’s most desirable destinations. Ballynahinch Castle was built in the late 17th century for the Martyn family estate and...

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Inishnee

Inishnee

March 26, 2013 | 1 Comments

                      The small island of Inishnee in Roundstone Bay is connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge (located about 2km from Roundstone) and is...

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Killary Harbour

Leenane and Killary Harbour

March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nestled beneath the Maumturk, Sheefry and Twelve Bens mountain ranges and perched at the edge of Ireland’s only fjord, Leenane boasts some of the finest scenery in the country. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Leenane...

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ballyconneely

Ballyconneely

March 26, 2013 | 1 Comments

A 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...

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Derryclare Lake by Robert Riddell

Inagh Valley and Kylemore Tour

February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

No visit to Connemara is complete until you have traveled through the truly majestic Inagh Valley. Traveling past Ballynahinch Lough to your right, you will see the ruins of the ‘castle on the lake’ which...

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Cleggan Pier

Cleggan and Claddaghduff Tour

February 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

From Clifden, take the N59 towards Westport, and approximately 5km outside the town turn left towards Claddaghduff. A couple of miles further along Streamstown Bay you will see the ruins of Doon Castle on your...

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Connemara Marble

Connemara Marble

February 1, 2013 | 7 Comments

Connemara is bounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean and encompasses a wide variety of natural and semi-natural habitats, reflecting its great geomorphologic and geological complexity. It also has diverse economic resources. Among the...

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Clifden Walking Tour Map

Clifden Walking Tour

January 31, 2013 | 1 Comments

This walking tour of approximately 4.5km is the best way for you to start getting to know the town of Clifden; it will lead you all around it, talking you through the many architectural and...

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The Bog Road, Connemara

The Bog Road

July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The tranquil scenery of the Bog Road with the backdrop of the Twelve Bens is a true spectacle. Driving or cycling, take the R341 towards Ballyconneely, turn left at Ballinaboy before the bridge and you...

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Sunset for Sky Road, Clifden, Connemara

The Sky Road

July 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Justifiably famous for the views it affords, the Sky Road route takes you up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay and its offshore islands, Inishturk and Turbot. Follow the signposts from Market Square and be...

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Sunset from Beach Road, Clifden

The Beach Road

July 2, 2012 | 1 Comments

A local favourite, the beach Road is one of the most peaceful and serene walks in Clifden. Instead of taking a right at the fork toward the Sky Road, take a left. This will lead...

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Standing Stone at Clifden Castle, Connemara

Clifden Castle

July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Built c. 1810 by Clifden’s founder John D’Arcy, Clifden Castle was once his residence. From Clifden, take the Sky Road until the gateway arch (2km on the left). Then, stroll along a winding trail (sometimes...

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Omey Island, ff Claddaghduff, Connemara

Omey – Tidal Island

July 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Omey Island in Claddaghduff is accessible at low tide every day by crossing acres of firm sandy beach, either in a car or on foot. Simply follow the direction poles in the sand that mark...

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Connemara Giant, Recess

The Connemara Giant

July 2, 2012 | 1 Comments

Sitting in the gaze of the Twelve Bens mountain range is The Connemara Giant, Ireland’s only late 20th century ‘antiquity’. A local tale has it that if you touch the hand of the giant, you...

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inishbofin Walking map

Inishbofin Walk – Middlequarter Loop

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Inishbofin Middlequarter_Loop PDF   Walk description on discoverireland.ie...

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Inishbofin Westquarter Loop

Inishbofin Walk – Westquarter Loop

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Westquarter Loop PDF   Walk description on discoverireland.ie...

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Inishbofin Cloonamore Loop, Connemara

Inishbofin Walk – Cloonamore Loop

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cloonamore Loop PDF   Walk description on discoverireland.ie...

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Diamond Hill at Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park

June 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Connemara horizon is dominated by more than fifty magnificent mountains in four tightly packed ranges, the Twelve Bens, Maum Turks, Partry and Sheffrey. Diamond Hill in the Connemara National Park, with its wood and...

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Kylemore Abbey Gardens

Connemara Garden Trail

June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The gardens of  Connemara are well-known for their beauty, variety and uniqueness. Rain, soft sunshine and the warmth of the Gulf Stream combine to make ideal conditions for the creation of magnificent and magical gardens....

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Roundstone Harbour, Connemara

Roundstone Harbour Village

June 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

On the west coast of Connemara lies Roundstone, an area of outstanding natural beauty. As well as being the birth place and inspiration for many artists, Roundstone has been described many times as a “botanist’s...

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Glassilaun, and Killary Connemara

Renvyle Peninsula & Killary Tour

June 1, 2012 | 1 Comments

Dominated by Tully Mountain, the Renvyle Peninsula offers panoramic sea views and a slice of the old Irish way of life. Take the N59 towards Westport – the peninsula is signposted left at the Quaker...

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Bog Road, Connemara

Bog Road, Roundstone & Ballyconneely Tour

June 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

From Clifden take the R341 towards Ballyconneely and turn left at Ballinaboy bridge, driving along the Bog Road that crosses the famous Roundstone Bog conservation area. A right turn towards Roundstone takes you past a...

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Smoked Salmon range at the Connemara Smokehouse

Connemara Smokehouse

May 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

Share the Roberts family’s incredible passion for handmade quality food Ireland’s first Food Économusée, this family-run business offers regular tastings of the best quality traditional smoked salmon. Visitors are welcome at anytime. Visites en français...

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The Point Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre is a AIRE approved establishment situated right next to the most dazzling sandy beaches, beside the Connemara Championship Golf Links in Ballyconneely. If you want to discover...

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Kylemore Abbey & Lake

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden Originally built as a Castle in 1867 as a romantic gift, Kylemore Abbey and the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in history. Learn of tales of tragedy, romance,...

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Joyces Craft Shop in Recess, Connemara

Joyce’s Craft Shop & Art Gallery

May 21, 2012 | 3 Comments

Located in Recess village, 13 miles from Clifden on the main N59 road to Galway City, Joyce’s Craft Shop and Art Gallery is one of the best craft shops in Ireland, as well as being...

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Horse Riding at Cleggan Beach Riding Centre

Cleggan Beach Riding Centre

May 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

Cleggan Beach Riding Centre is a riding centre offering a wide variety of treks to suit all tastes and standards. You can choose a three-day package of up to 6 hours riding per day (including...

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Discover the hidden trails of the Kylemore Abbey Estate on one of Connemara’s most spectacular mountain hikes Hike the re-discovered mountain trails on the Kylemore Estate with our trained guide. The hiking trails date back...

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View Ballyconneely-Roundstone Cycle Route – Connemara in a larger map...

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Sky Road 17km Cycle Route

Sky Road Cycle Route – 17km

March 29, 2012 | 1 Comments

View Sky Road Cycle Route – Connemara in a larger map...

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Map of Cleggan / Claddaghduff Cycle Route

Cleggan / Claddaghduff Cycle Route – 33km

March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

View Cleggan-Claddaghduff Cycle Route – Connemara in a larger map...

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