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March 2017
Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1

The 2017 Connemara Pony Spring Festival takes place from Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April.

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April 2017
Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9
Clifden Traditional Music Festival

The 2017 Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival (Clifden Trad Fest) will take place from the April 6th - April 9th in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, playing host to top quality musicians, signers and dancers.

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Maam Cross Connemara, Maam Cross Galway Ireland
Saturday, April 8
Maamturks Challenge

The Maamturks Challenge was the brainchild of NUIG Mountaineering Club Captain Jane Watts and Tony Whild in 1975. This year (2017) is the 42nd Maamturks Challenge.

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Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Saturday, April 8

Enjoy a unique moonlit cycle through Connemara. Choose from 100km and 68km distances along this beautiful and rugged part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Inishbofin Connemara, Inishbofin, Galway Ireland
Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23
Inishbofin Walking Festival

The 2017 Inishbofin Island Walking Festival gives visitors an opportunity to walk amid stunning Atlantic coastal scenery, crystal clear waters and award winning beaches surrounded by rich natural, built and cultural heritage.

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Maam Cross Connemara, Maam Cross Galway Ireland
Sunday, April 23
Connemara International Marathon

The Connemara International Marathon is one of the world’s most scenic events, set in the dramatic scenery of the west of Ireland. 2017 will mark its sixteenth year.

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Galway City, Galway, Galway Ireland
Sunday, April 23
The Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge

The 2017 Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge (WLAC) is a fun and challenging sportive cycling event with something for the family and a long distance cycle for the endurance athlete.

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Tullycross Connemara, Tullycross
Renvyle, Galway Ireland
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
Connemara Mussel Festival

The 2017 Connemara Mussel Festival offers a feast for the senses. Originally established to promote the excellence of the mussels from Killary Harbour, the festival has grown to become a celebration of local people, food, culture and heritage and is recognised as the premier food event for Connemara attracting visitors from near and far.

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Leenane Connemara, Leenane, Galway Ireland
Friday, April 28 - Monday, May 1
Leenane Mountain Walking Festival

Enjoy a unique combination of mountain and sea as Leenane is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. This May will be the 8th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has become a major event on the events calendar for Connemara and the area. The 2017 event will take place on from the 28th April – 1st May bank Holiday.

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Inishbofin Connemara, Inishbofin, Galway Ireland
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
Inishbofin Walking Festival

Set in the stunningly scenic and historic backdrop of Inishbofin, the 2017 Inishbofin Arts Festival is a colourful and eclectic mix of music, visual art, craft, heritage, dance and fun family activities.

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May 2017
Leenane Connemara, Leenane, Galway Ireland
Saturday, May 6
Connemara Adventure Challenge

The 2017 Connemara Adventure Challenge is an adventure race which involves cycling, running and kayaking over a 32.5km course around Killary, through magnificent scenery.

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Inishbofin Connemara, Inishbofin, Galway Ireland
Saturday, May 13
Inishbofin Half Marathon

This unique event takes place on beautiful Inishbofin Island, situated on Connemara's stunning Wild Atlantic Way. The island is steeped in history, and is renowned for its traditional music and unspoilt sandy beaches. Inishbofin half marathon & 10k will take place on Saturday 13th May 2017.

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Galway City, Galway, Galway Ireland
Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14
Galway Blue Challenge

Galway Blue Challenge 2017 will take place on Saturday 13th May & Sunday 14th May 2017 has been designed to cater for all abilities. There are 2 distances to choose from on Saturday; 110km and 70km for all abilities wanting to take part and raise some money for some worthwhile causes.

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Westport, Westport, Co. Mayo Ireland
Saturday, May 13

The West of Ireland’s most spectacular leisure cycle takes place on Saturday 13th May 2017. Choose from three routes, 80 km, 120 km and 160 km.

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Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Saturday, May 27
Tour de Conamara

2017 Tour de Conamara is the largest mass participation cycling event in the West of Ireland. The event offers 140km & 80km route options through some of the finest coastal and mountainous landscape in Ireland.

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Letterfrack Connemara, Letterfrack, Galway Ireland
Sunday, May 28 - Monday, June 5
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.

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June 2017
Galway City, Galway, Galway Ireland
Sunday, June 4
Tour de Lough Corrib

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.

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Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Sunday, June 11

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.

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Leenane Connemara, Leenane, Galway Ireland
Saturday, June 24
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!

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July 2017
Maam Cross Connemara, Maam Cross Galway Ireland
Sunday, July 2
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

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Roundstone Connemara, Roundstone, Galway Ireland
Sunday, July 9
Roundstone Pony Show

2017. The 12th 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.

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Ballyconneely Connemara, Ballyconneely, Galway Ireland
Sunday, July 16
Ballyconneely Pony Show

Held on the third Sunday in July, 2017 is the 32nd year of the Ballyconneely Pony Show.

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Roundstone Connemara, Roundstone, Galway Ireland
Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23
Roundstone Regatta

Each July the quiet Connemara village of Roundstone erupts in spectacular celebration of a maritime festival that dates back to the 1890s.

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Leenane Connemara, Leenane, Galway Ireland
Saturday, July 22
Womens Adventure Race Galway

Women's Adventure Race Galway, 2017 is its 5th year, Ireland's first and only women's adventure race.

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Claddaghduff Connemara, Claddaghduff, Galway Ireland
Sunday, July 30
Omey Races

2017 Omey Races (horse racing on the beach) on Omey Strand.

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Cashel Connemara, Cashel Galway Ireland
Sunday, July 30 - Sunday, August 6
Cashel Together

Cashel Together 2017 - A gathering of families and friends from Cashel, Connemara.

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August 2017
Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Saturday, August 5

The 2017 Sky Road TV & Film Festival takes place on August 5th at the Station House Theatre, in Clifden, Co Galway.

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Cashel Connemara, Cashel Galway Ireland
Sunday, August 6
The Cashel Show

A firm favourite of horse enthusiasts young and old, the 2017 Cashel Show takes place in Cashel Bay, County Galway and features a variety of classes

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Roundstone Connemara, Roundstone, Galway Ireland
Monday, August 7
All Ireland Dog Show

The 2017 Roundstone All Ireland Dog show, held in August, has now become a very popular event.

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Claddaghduff Connemara, Claddaghduff, Galway Ireland
Saturday, August 12

Omey Dash 2017 is a Triathlon limited to 200 entrants so sign up as soon as possible.

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Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Saturday, August 12 - Sunday, August 13
The Connemara 100

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.

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Renvyle Connemara, Renvyle, Galway Ireland
Sunday, August 13

Watersports Day on Glassilaun Beach in Aid of Children At Risk, is held on Glassilaun Beach, Renvyle on Sunday 21 August 2016.

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Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Tuesday, August 15 - Sunday, August 20
Festival of the Connemara Pony

The 2017 Festival of the Connemara Pony is a celebration of the Connemara Pony breed with week-long activities.

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Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Thursday, August 17
Festival of the Connemara Pony

The highlight of the week is the 2017 Connemara Pony Show on Thursday, this is a world famous event attracting visitors from all over the world.

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Letterfrack Connemara, Letterfrack, Galway Ireland
Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, August 27
Bogman 2 Day Cycle Race

The ‘Bogman 2 Day’ provides competitors with a challenging course over two days of exciting riding on August 26th and 27th 2017.

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Oughterard Connemara, Oughterard, Galway Ireland
Sunday, August 27

The Oughterard Show will take place on the 27th of August 2017

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September 2017
Leenane Connemara, Leenane, Galway Ireland
Saturday, September 2
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

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Clifden Connemara, Clifden, Galway Ireland
Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 24
Clifden Arts Festival

Clifden Community Arts Week, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, features a wholesome feast of culture with a mix of poetry, music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

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Carna Connemara, Carna, Ireland
Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24

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 Island in a hooker, Moyros Loop (shore walk ), Mynish (shore walk), Coillín Hill and Glynsk Hill.

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Leenane Connemara, Leenane, Galway Ireland
Saturday, September 30
The Great Fjord Swim

The 2017 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.

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October 2017
Letterfrack Connemara, Letterfrack, Galway Ireland
Sunday, October 22 - Monday, October 30
Conamara Sea Week

2017 Connemara Sea Week is a celebration of our Marine Heritage which takes place over two weekends – an exciting blend of myth, magic and madness.

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Cashel Connemara, Cashel Galway Ireland
Saturday, October 28 - Sunday, October 29

A former home of Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, this stunning location will host a jam-packed schedule of events to cater for every taste. Enjoy talks from established writers while exploring the rugged coastal with fellow literature lovers.

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Maam Cross Connemara, Maam Cross Galway Ireland
Tuesday, October 31
Maam Cross Fair

Connemara Pony enthusiasts from around the world will be in Maam Cross for The 2017 Maam Cross Fair.

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November 2017
Leenane Connemara, Leenane, Galway Ireland
Saturday, November 4
Gaelforce Turf Warrior Challenge

A 10 km challenge that will test your stamina, nerve and camaraderie. The 2017 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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