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Self Catering In Claddaghduff


: Sea and Island Views,Omey Strand, Beaches, Coastal Walks, Pony Show, Archaeological ruins,Notable Artists, Writers and Poets. Some of the best brown trout fishing in Connemara. Pleasure boating,sailing and a nice Pub

Highlights of the year are the Pony Racing on Omey Strand and the Claddaghduff Pony Show.

Claddaghduff is approximately 8 miles from Clifden on the N59 Westport road, it is reached by taking the N59 from Clifden town towards Streamstown and taking the second left turn signposted Claddaghduff, continue along this road will bring you on a very scenic route with Streamstown bay on your left and views to Cruagh and High Island all the way to the local church.

The village as such covers a large area along the coast road taking advantage of the stunning views over Omey , Cruagh and High Islands. The Strand Bar, or Sweeneys as it is known locally is a nice pub near the Church and it has a well stocked shop and Post Office. There is usually music here at some stage during the week, ask in the bar for information.

Omey Island is attached to the mainland by a large beach which is exposed as the tide goes out and it is here that the annual pony races are held. A stroll across the island will reveal the ruins of Teampal Faichin, 7th Century Saint Fechins Church which is the most obvious of the many ancient sites on the Island which has been inhabited since pre-christian times, and has been the subject of many archaeological digs. If you are a golfer the short grass and sand on Omeys west side is the next best thing to a links course and a good place for a knock around.
This place has always had appeal for writers and artists, notably the poet Richard Murphy who lived here for some years and for whom local lore and landscape/seascape inspired his work. Novelist John McGahern also resided here taking inspiration from the wonderful surroundings.

Here and in nearby Cleggan you can find deep sea angling, lake fishing, boat trips to Inishturk and Inishbofin, pony trekking, and dive sites. There are lots of beaches on the coast here including the anchor beach, Fountainhill beach, Omey beach, Omey Island and Aughrus beach near Aughrus pier.
Omey is an ideal place for sand yachts, kite flying, safe swimming and shell fish picking. If the children or dogs are being restless and noisy this is the place to bring them for a run to burn off some energy on the vast beach.
Aughrus pier has a few moorings ideal for people bringing a small boat whilst on holiday.
Some of the largest brown trout in the area are to be found in Aughrusbeg lake, although it has to be said the are hard to catch, however the beginner can try Coorhoor lake which is full of smaller fish but they are easier to catch. There are many rock shore marks along the western edge of the peninsula for the adventurous sea angler. For the more laid back angler Aughrus pier is an easy stroll!

Self Catering Cottages in Claddaghduff
No: Area Sleeps/Rooms Price Range
Claddaghduff Aughrus 10/5 € 500 - 1330
Streamstown Claddaghduff 2/1 € 285 - 480
Claddaghduff Area 4/2 € 500 - 795
Claddaghduff 9/4 € 400 - 975
Claddaghduff 4/2 € 365 - 730
Claddaghduff 6/3 375 - 850
Claddaghduff Area 4/2 € 250 - 515
Claddaghduff 6/2 280-725
Fountainhill Area 9/4 300-935
Claddaghduff 12/4 750 - 1350

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Omey Races

Lining up for the start Omey Races image

View of Claddaghduff and Omey Strand Image

View over Omey Horse Races




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