Leenane


Leenane / Leenaun (An Lionan)

Leenane is situated near the head of Killary Harbour. It stands at the west end of the Partry mountains and is dominated by the Devil’s Mother (650m) about which many legends have been woven. The highest peak in Connacht, Mweelrea (‘The Bald King’) towers over the water which is now used for mussel-farming on rafts.

The village of Leenane is an angling resort and an excellent centre for the mountain climber. The Joyce Country, an area extending east from Leenane, to Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, takes its name from the Joyces who settled there in the thirteenth century and whose name is still common in the district.

This beautiful village is an ideal centre for exploring an area of magnificent scenery.

Some 5 km west, on the scenic coast road to Louisburgh, is the beautiful Aasleagh waterfall, on the Erriff River, famous for its salmon and sea trout and recently acquired on behalf of the State by the Central Fisheries Board.

Leenane is a convenient centre for walking and cycling tours of this beautiful region.

A film adaptation of John B. Keane’s famous play ‘The Field’, directed by Jim Sheridan, was made in Leenane in the early 1990s. The film and play were based on a true story of a battle for land in Kerry between a local man and an outsider which ended in murder. In Leenane you can visit the pubs and shops that were used as sets in the film.

Select attractions and activities in Leenane below:



Connemara Adventure Tours

Connemara Adventure Tours

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Connemara Adventure Tours

At Connemara Adventure Tours we are experts in looking after our guests and making a… Read More

+353 95 42276



Connemara Seaweed Baths

Connemara Seaweed Baths

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Connemara Seaweed Baths

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in a hot bath of Atlantic Seawater infused with… Read More

+353 95 42408



Delphi Fishery

Delphi Fishery

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Delphi Fishery

Delphi Fishery is located in Connemara, County Galway offers top quality salmon fishing in beautiful… Read More

+353 95 42222



Delphi Resort Bike Hire

Delphi Resort Bike Hire

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Delphi Resort Bike Hire

Delphi Resort provides mountain bike hire and road bike hire in Connemara at its resort.… Read More

+353 95 42208



Killary Fjord Boat Tours

Killary Fjord Boat Tours

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Killary Fjord Boat Tours

Killary Cruises welcomes you to the unspoiled splendour of the Killary, Ireland’s only Fjord The… Read More

+353 91 566736



Killary Sheep Farm

Killary Sheep Farm

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Killary Sheep Farm

Welcome to Killary Sheep Farm in Connemara. A traditional working mountain farm with approx 200… Read More

+353 87 298 8051



The Erriff Fishery

The Erriff Fishery

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The Erriff Fishery

The Erriff Fishery is one of the premier salmon fisheries in Ireland. It is located… Read More

+353 95 42382



The Sheep And Wool Centre

The Sheep And Wool Centre

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The Sheep And Wool Centre

The Sheep and wool museum offers an insight into the importance of sheep and wool… Read More

+353 95 42323



The Spa at Delphi Adventure Resort

The Spa at Delphi Adventure Resort

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The Spa at Delphi Adventure Resort

Plan your escape to Delphi’s award-winning spa, where you can inhale… exhale… and feel the… Read More

+353 95 42208