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;

Bogman 2 Day Cycle Race

Bogman 2 Day Cycle Race

Organised by Western Lakes Cycling Club and CEECC Letterfrack, the ‘Bogman 2 Day’ provides competitors with a challenging course over two days of exciting riding on August 27th and 28th 2016.

Connemara Triathlon

Connemara Triathlon

Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon deep in the rugged beauty of connemara. Swim in Killary Fjord, cycle and run through deep valleys and along the unspoiled coastline of Connemara

Oughterard Agricultural and Horticultural Show

All Ireland Supreme Champion of Champions Pony Show

The Pony Showing Season of 2016 reaches its pinnacle at the Annual Supreme Champion of Champions Show where 1st place winners of 2016 Connemara Pony classes countrywide compete for the title of Supreme Champion.

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Clifden Lifeboat 10k Race

Does the idea of running in one of Ireland’s most scenic area appeal to you? Do you enjoy a challenge? Then look no further. The Clifden Lifeboat 10k is the run for you.

Clifden Arts Festival

Clifden Arts Festival

Clifden Community Arts Week, celebrating its 39th anniversary in 2016, features a wholesome feast of culture with a mix of poetry, music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

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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