Letterfrack

Letterfrack (Leitir Fraic)

Letterfrack, 5 km beyond Kylemore, is an enchanting village on Barnaderg Bay, which was founded by the Society of Friends (the Quakers) in the 19th century as one of a series of mission settlements along the north Connemara coast. There are wonderful bathing strands, while Diamond Hill (445m) offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside. 1.5 km to the west, the summits of Rosleague Hill (50m), and two other hills, are marked with ancient pillar-stones.

This thriving little village is home to Letterfrack Furniture College an internationally renowned furniture design college.

Connemara National Park Situated near Letterfrack this 1,540 hectares park is of outstanding scenic and ecological value. The Commissioners of Public Works have been acquiring land in the Kylemore/Letterfrack area for almost a decade, and it is hoped to increase the area of the park in this way.

The park visitor centre contains an exhibition of the various features of the park, a lounge/rest area, toilet facilities and an audio-visual room, for slide shows. Short-distance walks have been laid out, while the more energetic visitor can explore further into the rugged Connemara countryside. The National Park is open to the public all year round. There is a hostel at Letterbrack where it is possible to camp and hire bikes to explore the very scenic surrounding countryside. Boating and sea-fishing are available locally.

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Avoca Handweavers Letterfrack

Avoca Handweavers Letterfrack

Our mill in Avoca village was originally set up as co-operative in 1723. Here, local farmers could grind their corn, and spin and weave their wool for clothing for the local miners. Now heralded as one of Ireland’s most exciting ...

Brazen Hussy Charters

Brazen Hussy Charters

For expert and novice anglers alike, the new Brazen Hussy is able to offer considerable space and comfort combined with extraordinary stability and safety, due to her being a catamaran or twin hulled vessel and consequently very broad in the ...

Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park

Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of ...

DK Connemara Oysters Farm

DK Connemara Oysters Farm

All of our oysters thrive in the pristine waters of Ballinakill Bay. Our oysters enjoy a unique habitat in the sheltered bay, influenced and refreshed by the North Atlantic drift and other subsurface currents. These currents originate with the Gulf ...

Letterfrack Bay Water Tours

Letterfrack Bay Water Tours

Relax and enjoy the peace, tranquility and closeness to nature of Letterfack Bay in beautiful Connemara on our One Hour Scenic and Wildlife Nature Tours. Purpose-built to the highest safety standards and certified by the Department of Transport to operate ...

The Ecology Centre

The Ecology Centre

The Ecology Centre, in Letterfrack, is an exciting educational centre, that engages individuals, families, and students in fun, hands-on activities that teach appreciation of the landscape and cultivates respect and wonder for nature in Connemara. Our mission statement is “To ...