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September 2015

Leenane Autumnal Festival

Friday 25th September 2015Sunday 27th September 2015

The Leenane Autumnal Festival celebrates all things autumnal, with a focus on traditional food, arts and crafts from this exceptionally lovely part of the country.

The Connemara Walking Festival

Friday 25th September 2015Sunday 27th September 2015

The Connemara Walking Festival is set in Ireland’s breathtaking Connemara region – a Hill Walker’s haven. Be part of this social gathering of hill walking enthusiasts and explore the wild landscape of the west.

March 2016

Rás Chonamara

Saturday 26th March 2016Sunday 27th March 2016

Rás Chonamara is a cycling race that takes place every year during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. It cuts right through the heart of Connemara.

June 2016

Ryan Tubridy Show Clifden

Wednesday 1st June 2016 @ 9:00 am11:00 am

The Ryan Tubridy Show has joined once again this year with Fáilte Ireland’s summer marketing campaign and will be broadcasting live with RTE Radio 1 as the show visits Clifden on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Connemara R.F.C. Annual Golf Am Am

Friday 3rd June 2016

Connemara R.F.C. Annual Golf Am Am, At Connemara Golf Links, On Friday June 3rd 2016

July 2016

8K Island Run

Sunday 17th July 2016

The 8k Island Run and 10k Inishnee Loop Walk takes place on Sunday 17th July 2016

August 2016

Étape Connemara

Sunday 21st August 2016

Étape Connemara is a 150km cycling sportive which will take place on Sunday 21st August 2016.

September 2016

Cancelled – All Ireland Supreme Champion of Champions Pony Show

Sunday 11th September 2016

The Pony Showing Season of 2016 reaches its pinnacle at the Annual Supreme Champion of Champions Show where 1st place winners of 2016 Connemara Pony classes countrywide compete for the title of Supreme Champion.

October 2016

Giro D’Galway

Saturday 15th October 2016Sunday 16th October 2016

The 2016 Giro D’Galway is a 2 day, 4 stage, 360km cycle tour which is on 15th & 16th Oct, to raise funds for Jigsaw Galway youth mental health service.

November 2016

Wild Atlantic Way Golf Championship

Sunday 6th November 2016

The second Wild Atlantic Way Golf Championship Cup competition will be held on Sunday November 6th 2016 at Connemara Golf Links.

July 2017

Roundstone Regatta

Friday 21st July 2017Sunday 23rd July 2017

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

Women’s Adventure Race Galway

Saturday 22nd July 2017

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

August 2017

Omey Dash

Saturday 12th August 2017

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

September 2017

Connemara Triathlon

Saturday 2nd September 2017

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

October 2017

Sky Road TV & Film Festival

Saturday 14th October 2017

Sky Road TV & Film Festival is an exciting new event, which takes place this 14th October at the Station House Theatre, in Clifden, Co Galway.

Festival of Wild Atlantic Writing

Saturday 28th October 2017Sunday 29th October 2017

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.

April 2018

Delphi Tri-Event

Saturday 14th April 2018

Join us at Delphi Resort in April for a fun-fuelled weekend of adventure in the great outdoors! Located on the borders of Galway and Mayo, Delphi Resort is surrounded by…

May 2018

Féile na mBád Regatta

Saturday 12th May 2018Sunday 13th May 2018

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…

Inish Festival

Thursday 31st May 2018Sunday 3rd June 2018

The finest Irish and International artists, writers and musicians on the picturesque island of Inishbofin for a weekend in May.

July 2018

Bogman 2 Day Cycle Race

Saturday 7th July 2018Sunday 8th July 2018

The ‘Bogman 2 Day’ provides competitors with a challenging course over two days of exciting riding.

September 2018

Galway Blue Challenge

Saturday 8th September 2018

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.

October 2018

Connemara Sea Week

Sunday 21st October 2018Monday 29th October 2018

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

December 2018

Mol an Oige Concert

Friday 21st December 2018

The annual Mol an Oige Concert takes place in the Church of Ireland in Clifden on Dec 21 2018.

Connemara Winter Walking

Friday 28th December 2018Saturday 29th December 2018

Dust off the cobwebs and burn off those post-Christmas pounds with this years Connemara Winter Walking Event at Peacockes Hotel! Whether you’re looking for a Christmas Break, or want to…

March 2019

Gaelforce Mountain Run

Saturday 9th March

The Gaelforce Mountain Run for 2019 will appeal to experienced mountain runners and also those who are of reasonable fitness and want to take part in a mountain run for the first time.

Connemara Pony Spring Festival

Friday 29th MarchSunday 31st March

The 2019 Connemara Pony Spring Festival takes place from Friday 29th March to Sunday 31st March. Friday 29th March: Colt Inspections at the Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway at 10 am…

Fashion Show for Pieta House

Friday 29th March

Join us on 29th March in Market Street, Clifden, where we’ll be showcasing our new collections, and fundraising for Pieta House. Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8 PM – 10…

April 2019

Maamturks Challenge

Saturday 6th April

The Maamturks Challenge was the brainchild of NUIG Mountaineering Club Captain Jane Watts and Tony Whild in 1975. This year is the 43rd Maamturks Challenge. The Maamturks Challenge is a…

Clifden Traditional Music Festival

Thursday 11th AprilSunday 14th April

The 2019 Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival (Clifden Trad Fest) will take place from the April 11th – April 14th in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, playing host to top quality musicians, signers and dancers.

Inishbofin Walking Festival

Friday 26th AprilSunday 28th April

The 2019 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.

The Western Lakes and Atlantic Challenge (WLAC)

Saturday 27th April

The 2019 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.

May 2019

Connemara Mountain Walking Festival

Friday 3rd MaySunday 5th May

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…

Connemara Mussel Festival

Friday 3rd MaySunday 5th May

The 2019 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.

Inishbofin Arts Festival

Friday 3rd MaySunday 5th May

Set in the stunningly scenic and historic backdrop of Inishbofin, the 2019 Inishbofin Arts Festival is a colourful and eclectic mix of music, visual art, craft, heritage, dance and fun family activities.

Joe Heaney Festival

Friday 3rd MayMonday 6th May

The Joe Heaney Festival (3-6 May) is a weekend of songs, lectures, music, concerts and sessions. The weekend includes a concert as well as various lively music sessions. We should…

Connemara Adventure Challenge

Saturday 4th May

The 2019 Connemara Adventure Challenge is an adventure race which involves cycling, running and kayaking over a 32.5 km course around Killary, through magnificent scenery.

The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif

Sunday 5th MayTuesday 7th May

The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif will form part of a series of bi – annual Cycle events along the coastal route (from Kinsale in West Cork to Muff in…

Westportif Cycling Weekend

Saturday 11th May

The West of Ireland’s most spectacular leisure cycle takes place on Saturday 11th May 2019. Choose from three routes, 80 km, 120 km and 160 km.

Inishbofin Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday 18th May

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 18th May 2019.

Night Rider Sportif

Saturday 18th May

Enjoy a unique moonlit cycle through Connemara. Choose from 100km, 68km and 34km distances along this beautiful and rugged part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Tour de Conamara

Saturday 25th May

2019 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.

Conamara Bog Week

Sunday 26th MayMonday 3rd June

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.

June 2019

Ballyconneely Performance Connemara Pony Show

Saturday 1st June

Ballyconneely Performance Connemara Pony Show at The Manor Arena. GPS: 53°28’23.0″N 10°01’07.9″W Google Maps: 53.473048, -10.018859 This year’s show has a range of classes from young handlers to family working…

Connacht 3 Day Stage Race

Saturday 1st JuneMonday 3rd June

The roads of the West of Ireland will truly be awake on the June bank holiday this year when 3 day stage racing returns with a bang. Western Lakes are…

Tour de Lough Corrib

Sunday 9th June

The 25th Tour de Lough Corrib charity cycle will take place on Sunday June 9th 2019. This fun cycling sportive is the biggest charity cycle in the West of Ireland.

Clifden Lifeboat 10k Race

Sunday 9th June

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.

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…

Cornamona 50 Mile Sponsored Cycle

Saturday 15th June

The Annual Cornamona 50 Mile Sponsored Cycle through the Hills of Connemara is held every year for different charities in the West of Ireland. Registration opens at 9 am and…

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. Friday, 12 July 2019 5:00 pm – Festival Launch and Cooking on the Bonfire with JP McMahon Saturday, 13 July…

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.

Ballyconneely Errismore Horse Races

Sunday 28th July

The Errismore Races held every August Bank holiday are a great day out for all the family. The races take place on Allibreak and have been held in the locality for over a hundred years.

August 2019

Festival Of The Sea (Cleggan & Claddaghduff)

Friday 2nd AugustFriday 9th August

Festival Of The Sea is the umbrella name of a wide range of events and activities which take place during July and August of each year on the Aughrus Peninsula,…

Cashel Triathlon Sports Challenge

Saturday 3rd August

And it’s back! Cashel Triathlon on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday Weekend! Registration from 9.30 am at Cashel Community Centre, Swim kicks off at 10:00 am. Share it…

Cashel Hill Fundraiser Walk

Saturday 3rd August

Moderate walk for all the family & visitors of all ages (unfortunately no dogs), super views. All proceeds go to Omey Union of Parishes, Church Restoration & St. Vincent de…

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

Omey Races

Sunday 4th August

Omey Races 2019 (horse racing on the beach) on Omey Strand. 2019 First Race commencing a 1 pm. Omey is a tidal island located near Claddaghduff, a few miles from Clifden,…

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…

Recess Sheep Show

Sunday 18th August

Recess Sheep Show will take place at Joyce’s bar Recess on the 18th of August at 12 midday we are looking forward to seeing you all there. Classes Class 01…

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

Cleggan Fringe Festival

Friday 6th SeptemberSunday 8th September

A Festival in association with the Bars and Restaurants of Cleggan. Live Music, Album Launches, Food and Drink available all day including Festival Specials, Country Market, Sean Nós Dancing. Cleggan…

Tour de Bens

Saturday 7th September

The 2019 Tour de Bens offers a 125km and 85km sportive for all levels of ability. The event will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019, starting at 9.30am for the 125km route and 10am for the 85km.

Bofin Swim

Saturday 14th September

Enjoy a refreshing swim in crystal clear waters at Inishbofin’s East End bay, with full safety support, refreshments and join us in the evening a bit of island craic at…

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…

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