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April 2015

May 2015

Clifden Sky Road 10K Challenge


Connemara Chamber of Commerce run for a charity of your choice. Race starts at 2pm, in Clifden, Co. Galway Download and print the entry form from the Connemara Chamber of…

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The Golf Digest Volvo Open


Connemara Golf Links blends the history of the game, the stunning natural and unique beauty of the western Irish landscape and the the skills of a great architect to create a memorable golfing experience.

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June 2015

Roundstone Bay 8K


“Run 8K along the bay in beautiful Roundstone… then relax and enjoy the craic as the sun goes down!” The race takes in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the west coast of Ireland, and follows a figure of 8 loop beginning and ending in Roundstone Village. The 5th annual Roundstone Bay 8K takes place on the 16th May 2015 in the heart of Connemara.

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September 2015

Connemara Descendants Gathering


The history and heritage filled town of Clifden will host the Connemara Descendants Gathering from Friday 11th – Wednesday 16th September, 2015.

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Leenane Autumnal Festival


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.

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The Connemara Walking Festival


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.

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Connemara Rough Diamond Funventure


The 2015 Connemara Rough Diamond Adventure Race is a mix of biking, trail & mountain running with a challenging assault course & human steeplechase right on the beach.

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March 2016

Rás Chonamara


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.

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June 2016

Ryan Tubridy Show Clifden

Ryan Tubridy Show Clifden


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.

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July 2016

8K Island Run

8K Island Run


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

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August 2016

Étape Connemara

Étape Connemara


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

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September 2016

October 2016

Giro D’Galway

Giro D’Galway


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.

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November 2016

Wild Atlantic Way Golf Championship

Wild Atlantic Way Golf Championship


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

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March 2017

Connemara Pony Spring Festival


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

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May 2017

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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July 2017

Roundstone Regatta

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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Cashel Together

Cashel Together


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

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August 2017

Omey Dash

Omey Dash


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

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Festival of the Connemara Pony

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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September 2017

Connemara Triathlon

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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The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif


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…

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October 2017

Sky Road TV & Film Festival


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.

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Festival of Wild Atlantic Writing

Festival of Wild Atlantic Writing


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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December 2017

Mol an Oige Concert

Mol an Oige Concert


The annual Mol an Oige Concert takes place in the Church of Ireland in Clifden on Dec 21 2016.

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April 2018

Clifden Traditional Music Festival

Clifden Traditional Music Festival


The 2018 Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival (Clifden Trad Fest) will take place from the April 5th - April 8th in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, playing host to top quality musicians, signers and dancers.

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Maamturks Challenge

Maamturks Challenge


The Maamturks Challenge was the brainchild of NUIG Mountaineering Club Captain Jane Watts and Tony Whild in 1975. This year (2018) is the 43rd Maamturks Challenge.

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Delphi Tri-Event

Delphi Tri-Event


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…

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Inishbofin Walking Festival

Inishbofin Walking Festival


The 2018 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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Night Rider Sportif

Night Rider Sportif


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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May 2018

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2018

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2018


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 9th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has become a major event on the events calendar for Connemara and the area.

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Connemara Mussel Festival

Connemara Mussel Festival


The 2018 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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Inishbofin Arts Festival

Inishbofin Arts Festival


Set in the stunningly scenic and historic backdrop of Inishbofin, the 2018 Inishbofin Arts Festival is a colourful and eclectic mix of music, visual art, craft, heritage, dance and fun family activities.

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Joe Heaney Festival

Joe Heaney Festival


The Joe Heaney Festival (4-7 May) is a weekend of songs, lectures, music, concerts and sessions.

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Inishbofin Half Marathon & 10K

Inishbofin Half Marathon & 10K


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 12th May 2018.

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Westportif Cycling Weekend

Westportif Cycling Weekend


The West of Ireland’s most spectacular leisure cycle takes place on Saturday 12th May 2018. Choose from three routes, 80 km, 120 km and 160 km.

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Féile na mBád Regatta

Féile na mBád Regatta


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…

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Inish Festival

Inish Festival


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

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June 2018

Ballyconneely Performance Connemara Pony Show

Ballyconneely Performance Connemara Pony Show


Ballyconneely Performance Connemara Pony Show in the Showgrounds Ballyconneely. This year's show has a range of classes from young handlers to family working hunter. There is also an entrants prize…

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Clifden Lifeboat 10k Race

Clifden Lifeboat 10k Race


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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Cornamona 50 Mile Sponsored Cycle

Cornamona 50 Mile Sponsored Cycle


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…

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Gaelforce West

Gaelforce West


In 2018 this event is now in its 13th 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 2018

Connemara 7′s Rugby Tournament

Connemara 7′s Rugby Tournament


The 2018 Connemara 7’s Tournament will run over 3 days – Friday evening, all day Saturday and finals on Sunday.

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Bogman 2 Day Cycle Race

Bogman 2 Day Cycle Race


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

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Féile Mhic Dara Regatta

Féile Mhic Dara Regatta


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…

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Connemara Oyster Festival

Connemara Oyster Festival


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

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Féile Cloch na Rón Regatta

Féile Cloch na Rón Regatta


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…

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Omey Races

Omey Races


2018 Omey Races (horse racing on the beach) on Omey Strand.

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8K Inishnee Island Run

8K Inishnee Island Run


The 8k Island Run and the 10K Inishnee Loop walk take place on Sunday 29th of July 2018 at 1.30pm the Walk at 2.00pm, Inishnee Roundstone Connemara.

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August 2018

Festival Of The Sea (Cleggan & Claddaghduff)

Festival Of The Sea (Cleggan & Claddaghduff)


The 2018 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, home to the villages of Cleggan and Claddaghduff, and the famous Omey Island.

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Ballyconneely Errismore Horse Races

Ballyconneely Errismore Horse Races


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.

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The Cashel Show

The Cashel Show


A firm favourite of horse enthusiasts young and old, the 2018 Cashel Show takes place in Cashel Bay, County Galway and features a variety of classes

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All Ireland Dog Show

All Ireland Dog Show


The 2018 Roundstone All Ireland Dog show, held in August, has now become a very popular event.

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Ballyconneely Charity Swim

Ballyconneely Charity Swim


The Annual Ballyconneely Charity Swim takes place in Bunowen Bay on August 6th (Bank Holiday Monday). Registration will begin at 1.30 pm and the Swim itself will kick off at…

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Tour de Bog

Tour de Bog


The 2018 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.

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Inishbofin Maritime Festival

Inishbofin Maritime Festival


The 2018 Inishbofin Maritime Festival will take place on the weekend of August 10th to the 12th.

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The Connemara 100

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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Roundstone For Fun

Roundstone For Fun


The Roundstone for Fun summer party will take place in in the Community Centre in the village of Roundstone on Saturday 11th August, 2018 at 8.00 p.m.

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Connemara Watersports Day

Connemara Watersports Day


Watersports Day on Glassilaun Beach in Aid of Children At Risk, is held on Glassilaun Beach, Renvyle on Sunday 12 August 2018.

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September 2018

Carna Walking Festival

Carna Walking Festival


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…

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Galway Blue Challenge

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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Tour de Bens

Tour de Bens


The 2018 Tour de Bens offers a 125km and 85km sportive for all levels of ability. The event will take place on Saturday 8th September 2018, starting at 9.30am for the 125km route and 10am for the 85km.

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Clifden Arts Festival

Clifden Arts Festival


Clifden Community Arts Week, celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2018, features a wholesome feast of culture with a mix of poetry, music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

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Inishbofin Autumn Walking Weekend

Inishbofin Autumn Walking Weekend


The Inishbofin Island Walking Festival will take place from Friday September 14th to Sunday September 16th. Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery, crystal clear waters, green…

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Inishbofin Set Dancing & Trad Weekend

Inishbofin Set Dancing & Trad Weekend


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.

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October 2018

Bia Bofinne – A Taste of Inishbofin

Bia Bofinne – A Taste of Inishbofin


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.

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The Great Fjord Swim

The Great Fjord Swim


The 2018 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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Connemara Green Festival

Connemara Green Festival


The 2018 Connemara Green Festival is an exciting new festival now in its 4th year which celebrates Mother Nature, aims to raise awareness of the unique ecology of Connemara and raise funds for biodiversity projects.

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Bike 2 Bofin

Bike 2 Bofin


We are delighted to launch the 6th 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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Connemara Sea Week

Connemara Sea Week


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.

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Maam Cross Fair

Maam Cross Fair


Connemara Pony enthusiasts from around the world will be in Maam Cross for The 2018 Maam Cross Fair.

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November 2018

Gaelforce Turf Warrior Challenge

Gaelforce Turf Warrior Challenge


A 10 km challenge that will test your stamina, nerve and camaraderie. The 2018 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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