May
16
Sat
Inishbofin Half Marathon & 10K @ Inishbofin Community Centre
May 16 @ 10:00 am

Inishbofin Half Marathon and 10K takes place on May 16th 2015 on the beautiful island of Inishbofin, on Connemara’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way.

Whether you’re a serious runner looking for a new challenge, or a rookie looking to run, jog or walk on quiet roads, the route offers a mix of flat and inclined terrain, meandering through fine scenery, with spectacular views of the beautiful Connemara mountains.

Walk, jog or run past pristine beaches, bogs and mountains, while raising vital funds for Down Syndrome Galway’s speech and language therapy project.

Race fee €55 includes race entry, boat ticket, T-shirt, post race refreshments and evening BBQ and music

May
21
Sat
Derryclare Woods Hike @ Derryclare woods
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:15 pm

A gentle two-three hour guided walk in the special deciduous wood in the Inagh Valley near Recess. Features stunning woodland with deciduous and coniferous trees, lakes and great views of the 12 Bens. The wild flowers will be in bloom – hopfully the bluebells still. Distance is about 10km, with only about 150m of climbing. The terrain is a mix of forest track, rough woodland and wet open hill so strong boots with ankle support are needed. Also requires outdoor clothing, food and water. Costs €35/person, places currently available for booking in advance. The weather is generally showery and windy.

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.