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Connemara Marble
About Connemara, Recess Village

Connemara Marble

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 […]

Cleggan
Cleggan, Places to Visit

Cleggan

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 […]

The Quay House
Guesthouses and B&Bs

The Quay House

‘Probably the most romatic place to stay in Ireland’ – Cosmopolitan Magazine 2006 Built for the Harbour Master nearly 200 years ago, The Quay House has been sensitively restored and […]

Millars Connemara
Fashion, Shopping

Millars Connemara

A unique shopping experience in luxurious surroundings Millars Connemara has been trading in Clifden for well over a century. The store houses designer clothing, homeware and a large selection of […]

Kylemore
Kylemore, Places to Visit

Kylemore

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 […]

Connemara Hill Lamb
About Connemara

Connemara Hill Lamb

Connemara is renowned for its spectacular beauty, rolling valleys, hills and lakes; a region shrouded by the moist mists of the North Atlantic which enhance its spectacular beauty and aids […]

The Clifden Boat Club
Water Based Activities

The Clifden Boat Club

The Clifden Boat Club is a small Boat Club situated on the West Coast of Ieland, just 1.6km outside the picturesque town of Clifden, Connemara. The committee and members of […]

Clifden Wins Pride of Place
Blog, Latest News

Clifden Wins Pride of Place

Clifden wins Pride Of Place For the first time ever, Clifden won a major national award. The Galway County Council nominated Clifden as a potential winner for a Pride of […]

Carna
Carna, Places to Visit

Carna

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 […]

The Clifden Bookshop
Bookshops, Shopping

The Clifden Bookshop

Local Interest, Irish History, Guide Books, Maps, Postcards, Fiction, Bestsellers The Clifden Bookshop, situated on Main Street in Clifden, capital of Connemara, opened its doors in December 1997. It was […]

King’s Paper Shop
Newsagents, Shopping

King’s Paper Shop

Come into King’s Paper Shop and let our friendly staff help you find what you’re looking for or give you some great gift ideas. We have a great range of sweets, […]

Letterfrack
Letterfrack, Places to Visit

Letterfrack

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 […]

Clifden Opticians
Fashion, Shopping

Clifden Opticians

The philosophy of Clifden Opticians is to provide a first class comprehensive service – that means you the customer always comes first. We pride ourselves on providing excellent visual correction […]

Derryclare Restaurant
Bars and Restaurants, Restaurants

Derryclare Restaurant

Our mission is simple: homemade, organic and sustainable food straight to your table. Enjoy our seasonal menus, locally sourced artisan food and craft beers. Derryclare Restaurant is a family-run, family-friendly […]

Dolphin Beach House
Guesthouses and B&Bs, Places to Stay

Dolphin Beach House

Dolphin Beach House, Lower Sky Road, Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland Tel: +353 (0)95 21204  Fax: +353 (0)95 22935 stay@dolphinbeachhouse.com www.dolphinbeachhouse.com “On a sunny day there is nowhere more magical […]

Walk Safely
First Time Visitors, Things To Do, Walking

Walk Safely

Stay safe when walking in the Irish hills and countryside Safety advice by Mountaineering Ireland www.mountaineering.ie Walking is one of the best ways to appreciate Ireland’s beautiful scenery Discover our […]

Getting Here
Destination Experts, Find Us

Getting Here

Nestled amidst breathtaking mountain scenery and beautiful rugged coastline is one of Ireland’s most loved towns, Clifden. Located in the West of Ireland in a famous region known as Connemara, […]

The Lavelle Art Gallery
Art Galleries

The Lavelle Art Gallery

Representing Artists Since 1988 Representing artists in Connemara since opening in 1988, The Lavelle Art Gallery is situated in a two-storey yellow townhouse on the Main Street that has been […]

Market 57
Food, Homeware, Shopping

Market 57

Browse our gourmet foods, fine wines, luxury gifts and quality cookware at Market 57, Market Street, Clifden. Open 7 days. Joseph Joseph – Wilton – Cottage Delight – De Cecco […]

The Marconi Restaurant
Restaurants

The Marconi Restaurant

A charming family-run restaurant in the heart of Clifden The Marconi Restaurant is a charming family-run restaurant managed personally by the Foyles for over a century. The focus is on […]

Alcock and Brown
About Connemara

Alcock and Brown

The first transatlantic flight was achieved in 1919 with the arrival of a Vickers-Vimy biplane behind the Marconi wireless station at Derrigimlagh, 4 kilometres south of Clifden. On-board were two […]

Mannion’s Bar
Bars, Bars and Restaurants

Mannion’s Bar

Mannion’s Bar is one of Clifden’s longest established family-run bar and restaurant, serving food daily from 12 to 9pm and specialising in locally sourced seafood. Try the fresh Seafood Chowder, […]

Special Offers

Guy’s Bar Pizza Offer

Thanks for clicking! To claim you Pizza offer either place your order by phone 095-21330 or in person at Guy’s Bar, Main Street Clifden – please use the promo code […]

Gannon Sports
Fashion, Shopping

Gannon Sports

Located in the heart of Clifden on Market Square, Gannon Sports is a multisport and outdoor store stocking all the leading brands including Quiksilver, Roxy, Helly Hansen, Adidas and Centerburg. […]

Hillwalk Tours Ireland
Walking

Hillwalk Tours Ireland

West of Ireland/Connemara: Overview Why go hiking in West of Ireland / Connemara? USA Walkers: Book Now & Save $$$! With the US Dollar close to parity with the Euro, […]

Beaches
Beaches, Top 10 Things To Do In Connemara

Beaches

View Connemara Beaches in a larger map Connemara’s beaches are all individual, coming with their own different types of sand, rocks and an infinite variety of small shells. The Coral […]

Ohh! By Gum
Fashion, Shopping

Ohh! By Gum

Ohh! By Gum is one of Ireland’s first Eco-Chic Boutiques – supplying many fair trade and sustainable fashion labels for kiddies and grown ups. Chosen as “The Best Boutique in […]

Welcome to our new site
Blog

Welcome to our new site

Welcome For the past 2 months we have been busy redeveloping connemara.net. The aim of the new site is simple; to better serve the needs of you, the visitor. Whether […]

Lowry’s Traditional Irish Music & Whiskey Bar
Bars

Lowry’s Traditional Irish Music & Whiskey Bar

Lowry’s Bar Clifden is an Iconic Irish pub, famous throughout Connemara, Galway and beyond for its warm and friendly atmosphere, legendary Irish Music, inviting character and vibrant mix of both […]

Glengowla Mines, Oughterard
Attractions

Glengowla Mines, Oughterard

Glengowla Mines offer a fun day out for all the family! Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you […]

Cashel Walk
Cashel, Walking

Cashel Walk

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 […]

Mannion’s Cycles
Cycling, Rent a Bike

Mannion’s Cycles

On a sunny day in Connemara, the best thing to do is to go cycling – the landscape always looks more magnificent when we don’t see it through the glass […]

Scubadive West
Adventure, Water Based Activities

Scubadive West

Scubadive West offer a full range of diving courses, from introduction to scuba diving to full qualification and specialist courses. We also have a number of offerings in our “Experience” […]

Killary Adventure Company
Adventure

Killary Adventure Company

The Killary Adventure Company is based in Leenane, Co. Galway and is an outdoor adventure centre that caters for adults and youths from age 8 to 80,  including School Tours and […]

Breda O’Neill: Psychotherapy and Counselling
Services

Breda O’Neill: Psychotherapy and Counselling

Breda O’Neill, Registered Psychotherapist/ Counsellor MIAHIP • Individual Counselling • Couple Counselling 9 Sea Road, Galway Galway Road, Clifden By Appointment: 085 769 9605 Upcoming Autumn / Winter Workshops  1) Celebrating Your […]

Mountain biking down hill descending fast on bicycle. View from bikers eyes.
Cycling, Things To Do

Glorious Connemara Cycle Tours

Glorious Connemara Cycle are specialists in guided tours! All guides grew up in the area and are proud and protective of the landscape. One of the most beautiful routes is the Cong-Clonbur […]

Photo courtesy of Ben Yeager.
Blog

Connnemara, Greenland and Iceland

Nicholas Kats, a naturopathic doctor from Connemara and the owner of “Teddy,” a 39-foot steel ketch. In 2012, after several months of planning and anxiety, and hundreds of e-mails, Nick […]

Clifden Friday Market
Clifden Market

Clifden Friday Market

Every Friday morning, the town of Clifden comes alive to the sounds of rattling metal poles, the popping of tents and the chatter of the street traders that all come […]

Cashel
Cashel, Places to Visit

Cashel

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 […]

Foyle’s Hotel
Hotels

Foyle’s Hotel

Foyles Hotel is the ideal central point from which to explore Connemara and enjoy the many amenities it has to offer. The 18-hole championship golf course is 15 minutes drive […]

The Connemara Pony
About Connemara

The Connemara Pony

The Connemara Pony is a distinctive breed with excellent qualities. Strong, intelligent and very hard working, the ponies are well suited to the wild unforgiving landscapes of the Connemara region […]

Claddaghduff
Claddaghduff, Places to Visit

Claddaghduff

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 […]

Real Adventures Connemara
Adventure

Real Adventures Connemara

Real Adventures have created an amazing range of fun outdoor activities for families, individuals and groups. Packages available for schools and youths, families, groups and individuals as well as hens […]

Recess Village
Places to Visit, Recess Village

Recess Village

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 […]

Connemara Rentals
Guesthouses and B&Bs, Places to Stay

Connemara Rentals

Luxury, self-catering holiday homes in Ireland’s West Connemara Rentals are an exclusive family-run collection of holiday homes and cottages in and near Clifden Town, County Galway. We have four properties […]

Mullarkey’s Bar (Foyle’s Hotel)
Bars

Mullarkey’s Bar (Foyle’s Hotel)

Mullarkey’s Bar is one of Clifden’s premier music venues regulary featuring national and international music acts. Located within Foyle’s Hotel but open to the public (the main entrance for the […]

Clifden Station House Hotel
Hotels

Clifden Station House Hotel

The Clifden Station House Hotel Connemara is a modern hotel set around the old Clifden Railway Station in Galway. More than 70 years ago the last Steam Train departed from […]

Gannon’s B&B
Guesthouses and B&Bs, Places to Stay

Gannon’s B&B

This newly refurbished B&B is just off Clifden’s main square. It offers stylish bedrooms, a free laundry service and a healthy breakfast featuring homemade scones and cream. Gannon’s B&B is […]

Connemara Garden Trail
Gardens

Connemara Garden Trail

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 […]

The Corncrake
About Connemara

The Corncrake

The distinctive call of the male corncrake, a shy migrant bird of the hay meadows, is described as like a ratchet being turned – a very loud, continuous, mainly nocturnal […]

Special Offers

Guy’s Bar Special Offer

Thanks for Clicking our advert! Just show us this page on your smartphone, laptop or just print it off and we’ll give you 10% off your meal or drinks!* *One […]

Design Platform
Fashion, Shopping

Design Platform

An absolute must when visiting Clifden Design Platform has been in business for over 10 years and has built up a large clientele from all over the country who know […]

Roundstone Harbour Village
Roundstone Village

Roundstone Harbour Village

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 […]

10/6/2011:  Pic:Seán Ó Mainnín
Places to Visit

Carraroe

An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe, South Connemara) An Cheathrú Rua is a peninsula in Conamara located between Casla bay and Greatman’s bay, 40 km west of Galway city.  An Cheathrú Rua […]

Manor Connemara Ponies (Stud)
Attractions

Manor Connemara Ponies (Stud)

A unique opportunity to see Connemara Ponies in their natural environment Although considered a new Stud, Manor Connemara Ponies and Noel Noonan have become very familiar names on the show […]

Signal Bar at Clifden Station House
Bars

Signal Bar at Clifden Station House

In the centre of the Station House Courtyard in Clifden is the tastefully restored station master’s house and train platform, a period building offering a place to relax and enjoy […]

Ballyconneely Walk
Ballyconneely, Walking

Ballyconneely Walk

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 […]

Station House Theatre / Cinema
Cinema

Station House Theatre / Cinema

Located in the Clifden Station House Courtyard, the Station House Theatre regularly presents live performances, conferences and other great events. Please visit stationhousetheatre.com for more information. Looking for an entertaining […]

Roundstone Irish Nights
Roundstone Irish Nights

Roundstone Irish Nights

Roundstone Irish Nights – Every Wednesday A wonderful evening where musicians, singers and Sean-Nós dancers demonstrate traditional Irish culture with a strong Connemara influence. Time: 8:30pm to 10pm Venue: Roundstone […]

Connemara Walks
Walking

Connemara Walks

Michael Gibbons has been guiding families and groups throughout Connemara and the West Coast of Ireland for almost 25 years. Having Michael as your guide is a unique opportunity for […]

Cashel Hill, South Connemara
First Time Visitors, Walking

Walking in Connemara

The Connemara skies are dominated by over fifty magnificent mountains in four tightly packed ranges, the Twelve Bens, Maum Turks, Partry and Sheffrey. These rugged mountains with quartzite peaks rise […]

Jewellery Making in Connemara
Things To Do

Jewellery Making in Connemara

Discover the secrets of a craft that is thousands of years old Wander in and watch Jonathan, one of the skilled members of the O’Dalaigh family, crafting unique jewellery on […]

Ballyconneely
Ballyconneely, Places to Visit

Ballyconneely

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 […]

AN CRÚISCÍN LÁN HOTEL
Hotels, Places to Stay

AN CRÚISCÍN LÁN HOTEL

An Crúiscín Lán Hotel offers excellent accommodation in the heart of Spiddal Village. We have 14 rooms in total ranging from doubles, twins and family rooms.  All rooms are en-suite […]

After 15 years: connemara.net Version 2.0
Blog

After 15 years: connemara.net Version 2.0

Now that this site connemara.net has been successfully redeveloped by Noel Mannion, I thought I’d write about what our plans are on connemara.net, and what’s going on with the old […]

Station House Restaurant
Restaurants

Station House Restaurant

The Station House Restaurant at the Clifden Station House Hotel in Connemara is a must during your visit to Clifden. Our award-winning chef has combined the very best of local […]

John D’Arcy
Connemara History

John D’Arcy

John D’Arcy was descended from an illustrious Galway family, the D’Arcys of Kiltullagh. The family were of Anglo Norman and Gaelic origin and were prominent in Galway from the 16th […]

Ballynahinch Walk
Ballynahinch, Walking

Ballynahinch Walk

Venture to the majestic Ballynahinch Estate this summer season and explore the enchanting woodlands. Whether it is sunny or teeming with rain, Ballynahinch is a wondrous destination for locals and […]