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Self Catering In Cleggan



CLEGGAN:  Pony Trekking, Traditional Music, Beaches, Fishing, Seaside Walks, Ancient Sites, Ferries to the Islands of Inishbofin and Inishturk, Pubs, Restaurants.

Highlight of the year is the annual Festival of the Sea.

To find Cleggan take the N59 from Clifden for 10km when the road bends sharp right there are signs for Cleggan,continue straight on continue down the hill and Cleggan will be in front of you. Cleggan is a busy working fishing village centred around its pier with all the hustle and bustle of the daily ferries coming and going alongside the small but active fishing fleet.There is lots to do in the area on sea or land, popular walks include a climb to the top of Cleggan Head where from the remains of a watchtower constructed during the Napoleonic wars, and ruined by hurricane Debbie in 1961 but still partially standing majestic.  Whilst there you can delight in the many vistas spread out before you, the village houses clustered around the harbour, High Island, Cruagh, Shark, Bofin, Turk, Clare islands out to sea, the Twelve Bens mountains to the east and the distinctive hills of Mayo, Croagh Patrick and Achill Head to the north. There are many other great walks in the area. For the fly fisherman nearby Ballanakill lake is a productive brown trout fishery.

Cleggan village is a lively spot with four pubs (Olivers, Joyces, Newmans, and The Pier Bar), each of which has a different character. There is traditional music regularly in the summer, and an excellent restaurant in Oliver’s Bar, and a takeaway next door. Near the pier you will find a shop and post office, and there is a kids playground next to the community centre.

There are two boats that cater for deep sea angling "Bluewater" and the Western Kingfisher, are available for hire and Island trips from Cleggan.   Near the Centre of the village is a thriving riding centre which accommodates riders of all ages and abilities.Each year a festival of the sea is held so book a cottage to view the fabulous currach racing and enjoy the festivities. Cleggan is a working village but but has been home to writers and poets such as Richard Murphy.

Ferry Services:

Inishbofin Island Ferry ; Inishbofin Island, County Galway
Tel: +353 ((0)95 45903 Email:
Super Ferry "M.V. Galway Bay"

Inishbofin Island Discovery ; Cloonamore, Inishbofin Island, Co. Galway,
Tel: +353 (0)95 45819 Email:
The "Island Discovery" sails all year. Cleggan is the point of departure for ferry service to the island. It is only a 30 minute crossing from Cleggan to Inishbofin.

The angling boat "Bluewater" also does charter trips to the Islands by arrangement, and will guide your walk on the Island.

Self Catering Cottages in Cleggan
No: Area Sleeps/Rooms Price Range
Rossadilisk, Cleggan 6/3 € 225 - 625
Bundouglas, Cleggan 8/4 € 434 - 1075
Cleggan Beach 8/4 € 899 - 2215
Cloon, Cleggan 4/2 € 350 - 895
Cleggan Village 8/4 € 350 -835
Cleggan Village 14/6 € 1500 - 2695

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cleggan pier view

Sellerna Beach

Curragh at Rossadillisk

Sellerna from Cleggan Head

Western Kingfisher

Dasies on the roadside



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