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The mystical Connemara region is a wilderness of rugged mountains, bogs, and secluded villages framed by a coastline of pristine beaches. Home to one of Ireland’s biggest Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) regions, it is alive with Irish culture and criss-crossed by stone-wall-flanked hiking and biking trails.
With miles of relatively flat, quiet roads, Connemara is a great destination for cyclists. One superb route for two wheels is the 40km Ballyconneely and Roundstone Loop, which will bring you through the wild beauty of Derrygimlagh and Roundstone bogs. Home to various birds and wildlife, this route is cycling heaven.
Situated 80 km west of Galway city on the N59 lies Clifden, the capital of Connemara. It’s home to number of festivals, including Clifden Community Arts Week, a showcase for everything from poetry readings and lectures to recitals and traditional music. It takes place in late September.
Otherwise known as the Connemarathon, this is one of Ireland’s most popular marathon events, selling out well before the event date in April. Perhaps running through such stunning scenery makes the 42 km run seem less painful...
This walking weekend in May accommodates walkers of all fitness levels, offering a range of walks taking in Mweelrea, the MaamTurks, and the Devils Mother. Guided cycles also feature, as well as a guided archaeological walk exploring megalithic tombs, stone forts, and other remains.
Connemara is flanked by a pristine coastline dotted with beautiful little beaches, and Renvyle Beach is one of the most stunning. Known locally as the White Strand, this is a safe and splendid beach that is ideal for swimming, surfing, and - when the tide is out - walking.
Roundstone Arts Week is an annual celebration of a whole range of arts, staged over two weekends in late June and early July. The festival covers everything from writer's workshops to art exhibitions and traditional music to children’s activities.
The fairytale Kylemore Abbey rises beside a reedy lake against a wooded hillside. This magical Gothic Revival 19th-century mansion is now home to a boarding school run by the Benedictine nuns, but the main hall and three reception rooms are open to the public. You can also visit the craft centre, cafe, and 6-acre walled Victorian garden.
With 2,900 hectares to choose from, you won’t feel crowded in the wild splendour of Connemara National Park. A glorious wilderness of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands, and woods overlooking Letterfrack, it features an interpretive centre, tea room, picnic areas, and well-signed walks.
Chiseled by the brutal Atlantic Ocean, the rocky Aran Islands are well worth the boat trip from Connemara. The most developed of the three islands is Inis Mor, with its awe-inspiring cliff-top ring fort at Dun Aengus. Inis Meain and Inis Oirr offer a quieter but no less beautiful experience.
Even the name “Sky Road” suggests you are about to embark on something magical. And it does not disappoint. One of Connemara’s most attractive features, the 11km circular route heads west from Clifden, incorporating scenes of rugged beauty.
35.1km from Connemara
This holiday village is situated in the Connemara Gaeltacht in Co.Galway. Each of the ten 3-star cottages is fully equipped to cater for 5 people, with three bedrooms - one double, one twin mezzanine, and one single room.
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45.9km from Connemara
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43.4km from Connemara
Located 5km from Oughterard in County Galway, this holiday home nestles on the shores of Lough Corrib - one of the country’s best angling lakes. Each of the property's three bedrooms has an ensuite shower room. This is a fantastic holiday destination and a fisherman’s paradise.
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45.3km from Connemara
Stay at a magnificent 4-star property on a private road in Ballycurrin, near the pretty town of Headford, Co. Galway.
The luxurious accommodation includes three delightful and extremely comfortable bedrooms, oil-fired central heating, and a fuel stove.
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49.9km from Connemara
This wonderful holiday home is located in Toorard, near the pretty town of Headford, County Galway. The moment you enter this property, you will feel like you have stepped back in time. This holiday home has been beautifully refurbished to provide every modern comfort while retaining the charm of old traditions.
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48.8km from Connemara
Enjoy elegant surroundings in Spiddal, part of the Gaeltacht area of County Galway. This holiday home is just 2km from the charming little holiday resort, and it offers exceptional comfort in each of the four delightful bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has a splendid balcony overlooking tranquil Galway Bay. There is also a balcony.
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37.1km from Connemara
Offering quality accommodation on the shores of Galway Bay, these holiday homes are ideal for a relaxing break. Here, overlooking the harbour in the village of Rossaveal, County Galway, you’ll find everything you need for a relaxing holiday. This two-bedroom property is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and is well decorated and equipped throughout.
Boasting spectacular sea views, this holiday home offers superb accommodation in the coastal village of Rossaveal, County Galway. The three-bedroom property is set in a peaceful location overlooking the harbour and is guaranteed to meet all your holiday requirements.
35.8km from Connemara
Set on its own private site close to the village of Lettermore in County Galway, this holiday home is ideal for those who like the flexibility of an independent holiday. On the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the three-bedroom property boasts magnificent views.
34.8km from Connemara
Relax in four-star luxury at one of these 2-bedroom holiday lodges on extensive grounds at the foot of Mount Gable, 1.5 km from the village of Clonbur, overlooking Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.
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