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;

Conamara Bog Week

Conamara Bog Week

2017 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 Lough Corrib

Croi Lough Corrib Cycling Challenge

The 22nd Tour de Lough Corrib charity cycle will take place on Sunday, June 4th 2017. This fun cycling sportive is the biggest charity cycle in the West of Ireland.

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.

Gaelforce West

Gaelforce West

In 2017 this event is now in its 12th year. Gaelforce West is still the original and the most unique adventure race in Ireland – the event that everyone wants to complete with many returning to do it again and again!

Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show

Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show

2017 Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show. The annual Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show includes the following classes; Ponies Cattle Sheep Dogs

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.

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