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Get The Kids Sailing With Clifden Boat Club

Clifden Boat Club Connemara Coastal Cottages

There are people at the wheel of Super Tankers, Cross Channel Ferries, racing yachts and world cruisers that started sailing with Clifden Boat Club. Many have become instructors in sailing and other water sports and teach all over the world. Members of Clifden Boat Club currently sail in places all over the world from the…

Savage Beauty – A Spectacular Light Installation

“Savage Beauty” is the next exciting event in the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme. It will be Unique and the first of its type and scale in Ireland. A Finnish Artis Kari Kola has been invited to work his magic with light and landscape in the region. He has chosen the surrounding hills…

Creative Connemara

Did you know that you can learn some really interesting new skills during your stay in Connemara? Connemara Creative runs workshops in Printmaking, Batik, Feltmaking and Tapestry. Connemara Creative is run by Bernie Dignam in Moyard between Letterfrack and Cleggan. Bernie is a local artist an teacher who has lived in Connemara for a long…

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

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Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Great News! Galway has been elected to the prestigious role of European Capital of Culture. This role will enable Galway to enrol the whole of the county in its programme of events that will take place during the whole year, so no matter where or when you visit Galway…

Blowing The Cobwebs Away

There is nothing quite like a good walk if there is a fine day in winter.  The fresh air is invigorating and the exercise improves the mood. The low sun in winter does amazing things with the hills, and there is always something en route that is new or unusual. On this walk we discussed…

Autumn Moments in Connemara

The summer in Connemara is the busiest time of year for visitors and locals alike. Those locals that are not working in hospitality are quite often fishing and farming (or fish farming) These trades are at their most demanding during the summer. So when the children go back to school and the evenings get a…

Five Things to Do in Connemara for Free

Connemara is a wonderful place to visit because of the huge variety of things to do and see. Particularly in the summer there are some great things going on, many of these are absolutely free yet still a great way to spend some time in Connemara. Here are some of our favourite things to do…

May Is The Month For The Bog

Up until quite recently dried peat, known locally as turf, supplied a great deal of the domestic heating in Connemara. Every year the weather would be watched carefully with and any sign of a dry spell the work on the bog would start, and rows of drying turf start to appear in the bogs. Peat…

Shore Fishing in Connemara.

sea fishing in Connemara

Shore Fishing in Connemara There is no better way to relax and get away from it all than to take a fishing rod for a stroll along a beach and spend a few hours in search of a fish or two, and there are few places better to do this than the coast of Connemara….

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