Events and Festivals in Connemara

9th March 2019

Gaelforce Mountain Run - 9th March 2019

Feel the freedom of running on unmarked mountains.

"This is the gem in the events callendar- Just you, the elements and a few other mad people who love running in the hills, no trails or tracks, just nature in front of you, great organisation!"

http://gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-mountain-run

14th April 2019

Connemara Marathon: Run  a full, half or ultra marathon through every kind of landscape that Connemara has to offer. One of the most highly regarded marathons in Ireland. http://www.connemarathon.com/

Connemara Marathon

April 2019
Dates TBA

Connemara Night Cycle: This is not a race but a journey, although it is timed. Starting just before sunset you will cycle into the darkness. This is the perfect landscape for night cycling. The darkness is complete and unpolluted but the full moon and the stars will help light your way. https://gaelforceevents.com/en/night-rider

Mid April.
2019 Dates TBA

Clifden Trad Fest: Highlights include pub music sessions, opening concert,outdoor gig rig on the Saturday night, music and singing workshops, CD Launches, Street Entertainment, Youth sessions and lots lots more...All Welcome! clifdentradfest.com

26-28 April

Inishbofin Walking Festival: The 8th Annual Inishbofin Island Walking Festival will take place from Friday April 26th to Sunday April 28th.  Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery, crystal clear waters, green coast award winning beaches surrounded by rich natural, built and cultural heritage, all in the company of expert guides. http://www.inishbofin.com

4th May 2019

Gaelforce Connemara - 4th May 2019 Sprint distance adventure race at the magnificent Killary Harbour!
Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested.
http://gaelforceevents.com/en/connemara-challenge

4th May 2019

Connemara Challenge: Looking to test your training or even cross the line for the first time in an adventure race? This is the ideal event for you. Sprint distance means you have nothing to fear yet you will still be tested. Trail and mounttain running or walking, kayaking and cycling.  https://gaelforceevents.com/en/connemara-challenge-info

connemara challenge

3rd -5th May 2019

Inishbofin Arts Festival -

Inishbofin Island is looking forward to the annual Arts Festival over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, May 3rd to 5th 2019.The 2019 festival will welcome old friends and new to the island! http://www.inishbofin.com/

18th May 2019

Inishbofin Half Marathon - Whether you’re a serious runner looking for a new challenge, or a rookie looking to run, jog or walk on quiet roads, the route offers a mix of flat and inclined terrain, meandering through fine scenery, with spectacular views of the beautiful Connemara mountains. http://www.inishbofin.com/

25th May 2019

Tour de Connemara: Starting and finishing in Clifden, Connemara the event offers participants the choice of 140km or 80km routes and will travel through some of the finest coastal, lakelands, valleys and mountainous landscape in Ireland. http://tourdeconamara.ie/

Early May

2019 date TBA

Connemara Mountain Walking Festival: This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of a number of walks from Strenuous to low level along with other events.http://www.leenanevillage.com/lmwf.html

May Bank Holiday:
2019 Date TBA

Connemara Mussel Festival: This is a weekend packed full of activities to look forward to on the May Bank Holiday weekend, there’s something to to suit everyone. http://connemaramusselfestival.com/

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Wednesday 12th June - Sunday 16th June 2019

The Alcock and Brown 100 Festival: Commemorates the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight. The celebrations will take place in Clifden in from 12th to 16th June 2019 and will include a range of events, talks, walks music and more. https://alcockandbrown100.com/

alcock and brown 100 festival

22 June 2019

Galeforce West: This is still the original and the most unique adventure race in Ireland. A 67km linear course starting at dawn on Glassilaun beach in Connemara and ending in Westport. Run, cycle and kayak this course for the ultimate challenge. https://gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-west

gaelforcewest

22 June 2019

Galeforce Ultra: Mountain running and cycling through the toughest routes in Connemara and Mayo over a distance of 154km, this is an endurance challenge that may break you and rebuild you many times.
https://gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-west-ultra

Late July.
2019 dates TBA

Omey Races: Horse racing on the beach between Omey Island and the mainland. The annual summer races have been steadily attracting greater numbers every year for a wonderful day of sand, sea, possibly sun and of course, horse racing.

Omey Races

Late July
2019 Date TBA

Roundstone Festival: Join us this July to celebrate Roundstone Regatta, one of the longest running maritime festivals in the West of Ireland. https://www.roundstoneregatta.com/

Roundstone Festival and Regatta

11th August.

Inishbofin Regatta: Experience an Island regatta on Inishboffin, with traditional races and events of every sort. http://www.inishbofin.com/

August.
2019 Date TBA

Connemara Pony show: Centrepiece of the annual events in Connemara,wonderful day out for all the family.  https://cpbs.ie

13th-15th September

Inishbofin Island Walking Weekend: Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery, crystal clear waters, green coast award winning beaches surrounded by rich natural, built and cultural heritage in the company of expert guides. http://www.inishbofin.com/

Late September:
2019 dates TBA

Clifden Arts Festival: The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 42nd year. Ten days of exhibitions, galleries, concerts and events culminating in the Festival Parade. www.clifdenartsfestival.ie

Clifden Arts Festival

12th October 2019

The Great Fjord Swim: All that is magical about open water swimming in Killary Fjord.
October event to round off your season with three distances and superb prizes.
https://gaelforceevents.com/en/the-great-fjord-swim

2nd of November 2019

Turf Warrior: Turf Warrior is an extreme obstacle course challenge that is packed full of adventure, mud running, climbing, swinging, leaps into the Atlantic and all kinds of other mayhem and madness. There is no better craic in Connemara!
http://turfwarriorchallenge.com/

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