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June 2019

Alcock and Brown 100 Festival

Wednesday 12th JuneSunday 16th June

The Alcock and Brown 100 Festival commemorates the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight. British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June…

Gaelforce West

Saturday 22nd June

In 2019 this event is now in its 14th 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!

Gaelforce West Ultra

Saturday 22nd June

First there was Gaelforce West and it was the ultimate challenge. Now there is Gaelforce West Ultra. There is a new ultimate. Mountain Running And Cycling 152 km Mountain running…

Lochrann Chonamara

Sunday 23rd June

‘Lochrann’ is a celebration of St. John’s Eve, evoking the atmosphere of an ancient midsummer festival. The area around Maam Cross Mart will transform into a feast of Irish culture,…

Connemara 7′s Rugby Tournament

Friday 28th JuneSunday 30th June

The 2019 Connemara 7’s Tournament will run over 3 days – Friday evening, all day Saturday and finals on Sunday.

July 2019

Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show

Sunday 7th July

2019 Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show. The annual Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show includes the following classes; Ponies Cattle Sheep Dogs

Connemara Oyster Festival

Friday 12th JulySunday 14th July

Connemara Oyster Festival includes family fun, live bands, chef demos. Keoghs Ballyconneely, Ballyconneely Co. Galway

Féile Mhic Dara Regatta

Saturday 13th JulyTuesday 16th July

Traditional Sailing Boats Festival displaying unique Irish boats. The Galway Hooker is the traditional boat of Galway built of strong and hardy oak to withstand the rough seas of the…

Roundstone Pony Show

Sunday 14th July

The 2019 Annual Roundstone Connemara Pony, Dog & Sheep Show takes place at the Showground. The main event, the Connemara Pony Show, consists of 20 in-hand classes showcasing all ages and varieties of Connemara Pony.

Mass at St Macdara’s Island

Tuesday 16th July

Oileán Mhic Dara / Cruach na Cara / St. Macdara’s Island is venerated in honour of Saint Macdara, patron saint of fishermen and sailors in the area. He is credited…

Ballyconneely Pony Show

Sunday 21st July

Held on the third Sunday in July, 2019 is the 34th year of the Ballyconneely Pony Show.

Féile Cloch na Rón Regatta

Sunday 21st JulyMonday 22nd July

Traditional Sailing Boats Festival displaying unique Irish boats. The Galway Hooker is the traditional boat of Galway built of strong and hardy oak to withstand the rough seas of the…

8K Inishnee Island Run

Sunday 28th July

The 8k Island Run and the 10K Inishnee Loop walk take place on Sunday 28th of July 2018 at 2.00 pm, Inishnee Roundstone Connemara.

Cashel Together

Sunday 28th JulySunday 4th August

Cashel Together 2019 – A gathering of families and friends from Cashel, Connemara.

August 2019

Omey Races

Sunday 4th August

Omey Races 2019 (horse racing on the beach) on Omey Strand. Omey is a tidal island located near Claddaghduff, a few miles from Clifden, in the western edge of Connemara. There…

The Cashel Show

Sunday 4th August

A firm favourite of horse enthusiasts young and old, the 2019 Cashel Show takes place in Cashel Bay, County Galway and features a variety of classes

All Ireland Dog Show

Monday 5th August

The 2019 Roundstone All Ireland Dog show, held in August, has now become a very popular event.

Ballyconneely Charity Swim

Monday 5th August

The Annual Ballyconneely Charity Swim takes place in Bunowen Bay on August 5th (Bank Holiday Monday). Registration will begin at 1.30 pm and the Swim itself will kick off at…

Tour de Bog

Tuesday 6th August

The 2019 Tour De Bog cycle race will leave Roundstone village at 2.00pm and will make its way to Ballyconneely and back along the Bog Road through breath taking scenery until it reaches the village of Roundstone again.

Inishbofin Maritime Festival

Friday 9th AugustSunday 11th August

The Inishbofin Maritime Festival will take place on the weekend of August 9th to the 11th this year. This weekend will expand on the successes of the recently rejuvenated Inishbofin…

Roundstone For Fun

Saturday 10th August

The third annual Roundstone for Fun summer party will take place in the village of Roundstone on Saturday 10th August, 2019 at 8.00 p.m.  Please come early and have a…

The Connemara 100

Saturday 10th AugustSunday 11th August

The Connemara 100 on the West Coast of Ireland is run over a measured and certified course. The Connemara 100 is best described as a 100 mile tour of Connemara on foot.

Connemara Watersports Day

Sunday 11th August

Watersports Day on Glassilaun Beach in Aid of Children At Risk, is held on Glassilaun Beach, Renvyle on Sunday 11 August 2019.

Festival of the Connemara Pony

Wednesday 14th AugustFriday 16th August

The 2019 Festival of the Connemara Pony is a celebration of the Connemara Pony breed with week-long activities.

Clifden Connemara Pony Show (Festival of the Connemara Pony)

Thursday 15th August

The highlight of the week is the 2019 Connemara Pony Show on Thursday, this is a world famous event attracting visitors from all over the world.

Connemara Western Way Annual Walking Marathon and Half Marathon

Saturday 17th August

Registration is now open to members and non-members for our Connemara Western Way Annual Walking Marathon and Half Marathon. Our Walking Marathon takes place in some of the most scenic…

Oughterard Agricultural and Horticultural Show

Sunday 25th August

Oughterard Agricultural & Horticultural Show is one of the leading shows held in the West of Ireland. It provides an ideal opportunity for both local people and visitors to see…

September 2019

Inishbofin Autumn Walking Weekend

Friday 13th SeptemberSunday 15th September

The Inishbofin Island Walking Festival will take place from Friday September 13th to Sunday September 15th. Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery, crystal clear waters, green…

Clifden Arts Festival

Thursday 19th SeptemberSunday 29th September

Clifden Community Arts Week, celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2019, features a wholesome feast of culture with a mix of poetry, music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

Inishbofin Set Dancing & Trad Weekend

Friday 27th SeptemberSunday 29th September

This annual festival is emerging as the perfect way to wrap up the end of summer and embrace the winter. The weekend will run from Friday to Sunday evening and will see a wealth of entertainment through song and dance.

Carna Walking Festival

Friday 27th SeptemberSunday 29th September

The year’s Carna Walking Festival provides walking and hikers of all ages the opportunity to explore the wild and rugged coastline of southern Connemara. Organised walks include Feenish Island, MacDara’s…

October 2019

Bia Bofinne – A Taste of Inishbofin

Friday 4th OctoberSunday 6th October

Held over the first weekend of October, ‘Bia Bofinne – A Taste of Inishbofin’ celebrates all things local, with a focus on traditional food, arts and crafts from this exceptionally beautiful part of the country.

Connemara Green Festival

Friday 4th OctoberSunday 6th October

The Connemara Green Festival celebrates Mother Nature, aims to raise awareness of the unique ecology of Connemara and raise funds for biodiversity projects. The festival takes place in October each…

The Great Fjord Swim

Saturday 12th October

The 2019 Great Fjord Swim is an open-water swimming event which takes place in the deep green waters of Killary Fjord surrounded by the mountains of Mayo and Connemara.

Bike 2 Bofin

Saturday 12th October

We are delighted to launch the 7th annual BIKE-2-BOFIN 90k charity cycle from Galway to Inishbofin, with option of a shorter 45k from Maam Cross. Cyclists are welcome to participate…

Maam Cross Fair

Tuesday 29th October

Connemara Pony enthusiasts from around the world will be in Maam Cross for The 2019 Maam Cross Fair.

November 2019

Gaelforce Turf Warrior Challenge

Saturday 2nd November

A 10 km challenge that will test your stamina, nerve and camaraderie. The 2019 Turf Warrior is the obstacle course challenge that is packed full of adventure, mud, climbing, swinging, leaps into the Atlantic and all kinds of other mayhem and madness.

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