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Top 5 Things To See & Do In Connemara
Whether you love walking and cycling, exploring the countryside, fishing, shopping, horse riding, or simply relaxing with your family and friends, Connemara has something for you. There are probably a thousand ways to fill your holiday with incredible things to do in Connemara. Below is just a small selection, make sure to visit our Tourism Directory for a wide variety of activities.
Connemara National Park
Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack… Read More
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
At Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, there is so much for all the family to enjoy. Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance.… Read More
Killary Fjord Boat Tours
Killary Cruises welcomes you to the unspoiled splendour of the Killary, Ireland’s only Fjord The nine mile long inlet boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland, and because of its sheltered… Read More
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Joyce Country Sheepdogs is part of a family run farm located in Connemara on the West of Ireland. Joyce Country Sheepdogs offers you the opportunity to visit a working hill sheep farm and watch the… Read More
Connemara Heritage & History Centre
This award winning heritage centre is situated on the N59 approximately 5 miles from Clifden-the capital of Connemara. It offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of this most beautiful part of the… Read More
Things To Do In Connemara
Connemara Tourism Directory
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.
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 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.