Connemara is one of the most scenic regions in Ireland. It’s craggy Twelve Bens mountain peaks, expansive sandy beaches and laced network of lakes exemplify the peaceful solitude and rugged beauty of The West of Ireland.

ConnemaraIreland.com, contains a wealth of tourist information for planning a visit to Connemara. The website is organized by regions. Each regional section contains a Map, Food & Drink, Accommodation and Self Catering pages featuring links directly to tourist provider web sites.

Our events calendar shows festivals and events throughout the year. Upcoming events are highlighted below;

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Festival Of The Sea (Cleggan & Claddaghduff)

The 2016 Festival Of The Sea is the umbrella name of a wide range of events and activities which take place during July and August of each year on the Aughrus Peninsula, home to the villages of Cleggan and Claddaghduff, and the famous Omey Island.

Cashel Together

Cashel Together

Cashel Together – A gathering of families and friends from Cashel, Connemara.

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Claddaghduff Pony Show – 2016 Cancelled

The committee of Claddaghduff Show regret to announce that unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances will not be going ahead this year (2016).

All Ireland Dog Show

All Ireland Dog Show

The 2016 Roundstone All Ireland Dog show, held in August, has now become a very popular event.

Omey Dash

Omey Dash

Omey Dash 2016 is a Triathlon limited to 200 entrants so sign up as soon as possible.

There are numerous outdoor activities to choose from in Connemara such as Bike Rental, Horse Riding, and Water Sports & Activities. Some of these can be combined by local Activity Tour Operators. More leisurely things to do in Connemara are Educational Tours, Farm Visits and local sightseeing attractions.

Connemara is a golfer’s dream. The golf courses are accessible to visiting golfers. Choose from the Connemara Championship Golf Links in Ballyconneely or other nearby golf courses. There are no courses here which are exclusively for “members only”.

Make your trip to Connemara the ultimate escape and treat yourself to a few hours pampering or a whole day of relaxation in one of the areas spas.

Connemara is in the extreme western part of County Galway. The boundaries of Connemara are;

  • North – Killary Harbour
  • South – Atlantic Ocean
  • East – Kilkieran Bay
  • West – Atlantic Ocean

Since Connemara is a not an administrative entity like a town or county you may not find it on all printed maps. The following link shows a Map of Connemara.

You can get to Connemara very easily, from Galway City. The N59 is well signposted for Clifden, regarded as the ‘Capital of Connemara’. You will pass through breathtaking scenery all along the route, experiencing dramatic contrasts of lakes, sky, land and bog.

Bus Éireann and Citylink offer daily public transport from Galway City to Clifden. There is a limited summer schedule from Westport to Clifden with Bus Éireann. There are Tour Companies offering day trips from Galway City to Connemara. Further information can be found in our Connemara Bus Tours section.

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