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September 2019

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 Autumn Walking Weekend

Friday 20th SeptemberSunday 22nd September

Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery, crystal clear waters, green coast award winning beaches surrounded by rich natural, built and cultural heritage in the company of…

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.

March 2020

St. Patricks Day Parade

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Parades taking place in Clifden, Oughterard & Roundstone. Lots of fun and games for all the family. Check each of the event organizers websites for more details.

April 2020

Connemara International Marathon

Sunday 19th April 2020

The Connemara International Marathon is one of the world’s most scenic events, set in the dramatic scenery of the west of Ireland. 2020 will mark its nineteenth year.


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