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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…

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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…

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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…

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Shore Fishing in Connemara.

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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…

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A Rainy Day In Connemara

Usually a drop of rain in Connemara is ignored, and everyone puts on the wellies and waterproofs and heads out hoping it will dry later, but sometimes it is nice to spend a day doing something that doesn’t rely on…

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A Classic Movie Filmed in Connemara

Scenes from 1952 show a Timeless Landscape One of our posts featuring a photograph of John Wayne taken in Renvyle more than sixty years ago while filming the movie “The Quiet Man” prompted us to take a look and see…

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A Walk on Inishbofin

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A feature of many of the sea views in the Cleggan and Claddaghduff area is the distinctive silhouette of Inishbofin Island. Lying about seven miles off the coast a visit to this beautiful island can be a highlight of a…

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