Sep
27
Sun
National Park Hike @ Connemara National Park
Sep 27 @ 11:15 am

A moderate four-five hour hike in the Connemara National Park from the village of Letterfrack. Going beyond the Diamond Trail into the Glanmore valley, towards the isolated Pooladirk river and the remains of a beautiful settlement below Bulog. Passing ancient pre-bog Scots Pine tree stumps, before visiting a megalithic (court) tomb and a spectacular wood. Distance is about 10km with about 400m of ascent, including some steep climbing and descents. Terrain includes rough/uneven open hillside (long grass, bog, rock), stone steps, trail, and surfaced minor road. Requires strong boots with good ankle support and outdoor layers (preferably waterproof jacket/trousers, fleece, hat gloves) along with a good level of fitness. Costs €50/person with places currently available. The weather is generally showery with moderate-fresh wind.

Apr
30
Sat
The ‘Other Abbey Players presents “Many Happy Returns” by Bernard Farrell @ The Station House Theatre
Apr 30 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Our latest production is called “Many Happy Returns” by Bernard Farrell. Set on Christmas Eve, Irene and Arthur have their house festooned for the return of Declan, the self-made millionaire from New Zealand, and his captivating wife Amanda. If everything goes to plan, Arthur’s future is secure – and it would – if Old Matty were not around to listen at doors. Add in Matty’s estranged wife Gladys and the celebrations soon turn sour. As family and friends reunite in a ‘Winter Wonderland’ the old secrets are suddenly unwrapped like the Christmas presents nobody ever wanted.

All proceeds are being kindly donated to Ability West.

Jun
12
Sun
GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR CROÍ! @ NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion
Jun 12 all-day

The 21st Tour de Lough Corrib charity cycle will take place on Sunday, June 12th 2016. This fun cycling sportive is the biggest charity cycle in the West of Ireland.

Cyclists will have a choice of a 45KM or a 120KM route through the picturesque setting of Connemara. Entry is FREE but we ask people to raise funds to support the fight against heart disease & stroke. Roadside assistance, support vehicles and plenty of refreshment stops will be provided on the day.

All cyclists must sign in on the morning at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion, Dangan, Galway between 7.15am – 815am, with the cycle start at 8.30am. Cyclists must return their sponsorship/donation at this time.

For full details, please click the FAQ link to the right.

Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, the 120KM Riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic Lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows through Headford, onto Cong, Maam, Maam Cross, Oughterard, Moycullen and will finish at the Croí Heart & Stroke.

The 45KM Riders will turn right onto the N59 and travel out to Oughterard and back to the finish at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre.

Jul
15
Sat
Féile Mhic Dara Regatta (Carna, Co. Galway) (TBC) @ Féile Mhic Dara Regatta (Carna, Co. Galway)
Jul 15 all-day

Féile Mhic Dara Regatta (Carna, Co. Galway)
Galway Traditional Sailing Boats Festival 15th – 16th July 2017
Regatta displaying unique Irish boats, such as currachs and Galway Hookers including the Bád Mór, Gleoiteog, Leathbhád and Púcán classes of boat traditionally used throughout Galway Bay, along the coast of Connemara and North Clare.
more info : www.huiceiri.ie

Aug
17
Thu
Connemara Pony Festival (TBC) @ Clifden Pony Showgrounds
Aug 17 – Aug 20 all-day

Premier show for Connemara Ponies in Ireland for breeders and owners from home and overseas. The annual Connemara Pony Festival & Show in Clifden, Co Galway attracts visitors from all over the world. The highlight of the festival is on Thursday and Friday, when the biggest showcase of Connemara Ponies in the world takes place. Ponies compete in in-hand classes, ridden classes, working hunter classes, and a puissance (or high jump) competition. For non-pony enthusiasts, there is a dog show, a domestic arts show and Irish Dancing.

Aug
18
Fri
Connemara Pony Festival (TBC) @ Clifden Pony Showgrounds
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day

Premier show for Connemara Ponies in Ireland for breeders and owners from home and overseas. The annual Connemara Pony Festival & Show in Clifden, Co Galway attracts visitors from all over the world. The highlight of the festival is on Thursday and Friday, when the biggest showcase of Connemara Ponies in the world takes place. Ponies compete in in-hand classes, ridden classes, working hunter classes, and a puissance (or high jump) competition. For non-pony enthusiasts, there is a dog show, a domestic arts show and Irish Dancing.

Aug
19
Sat
Connemara Pony Festival (TBC) @ Clifden Pony Showgrounds
Aug 19 – Aug 22 all-day

Premier show for Connemara Ponies in Ireland for breeders and owners from home and overseas. The annual Connemara Pony Festival & Show in Clifden, Co Galway attracts visitors from all over the world. The highlight of the festival is on Thursday and Friday, when the biggest showcase of Connemara Ponies in the world takes place. Ponies compete in in-hand classes, ridden classes, working hunter classes, and a puissance (or high jump) competition. For non-pony enthusiasts, there is a dog show, a domestic arts show and Irish Dancing.

Aug
20
Sun
Connemara Pony Festival (TBC) @ Clifden Pony Showgrounds
Aug 20 – Aug 23 all-day

Premier show for Connemara Ponies in Ireland for breeders and owners from home and overseas. The annual Connemara Pony Festival & Show in Clifden, Co Galway attracts visitors from all over the world. The highlight of the festival is on Thursday and Friday, when the biggest showcase of Connemara Ponies in the world takes place. Ponies compete in in-hand classes, ridden classes, working hunter classes, and a puissance (or high jump) competition. For non-pony enthusiasts, there is a dog show, a domestic arts show and Irish Dancing.

Aug
21
Mon
Connemara Pony Festival (TBC) @ Clifden Pony Showgrounds
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day

Premier show for Connemara Ponies in Ireland for breeders and owners from home and overseas. The annual Connemara Pony Festival & Show in Clifden, Co Galway attracts visitors from all over the world. The highlight of the festival is on Thursday and Friday, when the biggest showcase of Connemara Ponies in the world takes place. Ponies compete in in-hand classes, ridden classes, working hunter classes, and a puissance (or high jump) competition. For non-pony enthusiasts, there is a dog show, a domestic arts show and Irish Dancing.