Ballyconneely

Ballyconneely (Baile Conaola)

Ballyconneely, 10 km south from Clifden, and the entry point to the Errismore Peninsula, is an ideal place from which to explore the many fine beaches, some with coral strands, situated along the nearby Ballyconneely and Mannion Bays.

Situated on the isthmus between Ballyconneely Bay and Mannin Bay, 14 km from Roundstone. Mannin Bay has beautiful beaches including a coral strand. To the west is Doon Hill; the derelict 1939-45 coast-watching post is on the side of a ‘folly’ (mentioned by Thackeray) which was built in 1780 by Richard Geoghegan to commemorate the winning of freedom of trade by Grattan’s Volunteers. Less than 1 km west, near the road to Bunowen Quay. in Aillebrack, is the Well of the Seven Daughters. Extensive sand-dunes flank the lovely beach with numerous shell middens.

Recently, evidence of early coastal settlement stretching back 5,000 years, including middens of burnt stone, charcoal, shells, as well as stone blades have been found along the shorelines here and add to the excitement of exploration.

The magnificent Connemara 18-hole golf course is situated at Aillebrack, near Ballyconneely.

Ballyconneely is a small village in the west of the Connemara region, County Galway, Republic of Ireland.

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Connemara Championship Links

Connemara Championship Links

Nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic ocean, lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which have been acknowledged as the “equal ...

Connemara Sands Luxury Spa

Connemara Sands Luxury Spa

Experience the ocean at the Connemara Sands Luxury Spa with Voya Seaweed Baths. Treat yourself to a detoxing Voya Seaweed Bath and a choice of Therapeutic Massage Treatments, Scrubs and Healing & Hydrating Seaweed Wraps. Voya have harnessed the restorative ...

Connemara Smokehouse Tour

Connemara Smokehouse Tour

We invite you to visit the Connemara Smokehouse if you are ever in our part of the world, drop in and say hi. We operate Smokehouse Tours seasonally during the summer months June, July and August on Wednesday’s @ 3pm ...

The Point Pony Trekking & Horse Riding Centre

The Point Pony Trekking & Horse Riding Centre

The Point Pony Trekking & Horse Riding Centre in Ballyconneely, Co. Galway. We are offering you a unique opportunity to discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West of Ireland on horseback. Our riding centre is situated right ...