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 to it is undoubtedly one of Connemara’s finest.
Omey Strand is extremely popular for pony trekking, walking and even learning to drive on the compacted sands at low tide. Make sure to check tide times before exploring Omey Island though, or you could end up staying longer than you’d like!
Tag Rugby tournaments, triathlons and community games are just some of the events which take place here during the summer months. Equine enthusiasts will also enjoy a visit to Claddaghduff, either for the thrilling spectacle of the Omey races which takes place in late July/early August every year, or the Claddaghduff Pony Show (dates flexible). A regular schedule of events also takes place in Claddaghduff Community Hall.
See also Cleggan Beach Riding Centre for information about horse riding on Omey Strand.