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;

Connemara Adventure Challenge

Connemara Adventure Challenge

The 2016 Connemara Adventure Challenge is an adventure race which involves cycling, running and kayaking over a 32.5km course around Killary, through magnificent scenery.

Inishbofin Half Marathon

Inishbofin Half Marathon & 10K

This unique event takes place on beautiful Inishbofin Island, situated on Connemara’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way. The island is steeped in history, and is renowned for its traditional music and unspoilt sandy beaches. Inishbofin half marathon & 10k will take place on Saturday 14th May 2016.

Galway Blue Challenge

Galway Blue Challenge

The Galway Blue Challenge involves cycling from Salthill or Maam Cross to the foot of Croagh Patrick, climbing it and then staying over night in Westport before returning by bike the following day back to Salthill.

Conamara Bog Week

Conamara Bog Week

2016 Conamara Bog Week provides a space for the creative force that is at the heart of Conamara. This award-winning, multi-disciplinary, family friendly festival is now in its 32nd year and most events are free.

Tour de Conamara

Tour de Conamara

2016 Tour de Conamara is the largest mass participation cycling event in the West of Ireland. The event offers 140km & 80km route options through some of the finest coastal and mountainous landscape in Ireland.

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 a printed map. 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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