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 the site of much fishing and boating activity and is also the ferry port for Inishbofin Island. A number of privately owned car parks are in operation in the village to cater for visitors to the island.
A lively music scene can be experienced in the village’s four bars, as well as the very freshest fish and seafood. A number of beautiful beaches dot the coastline between Cleggan and Claddaghduff all the way around the peninsula, including Sallerna and Rossadillisk. Pony trekking and fishing are also popular activities and the surrounding area boasts many sites of archaeological interest, including tombs, standing stones and walls.
See Cleggan Beach Riding Centre for further information about horse riding in Cleggan.