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Great Movies Made In Connemara

Connemara has been the haunt of painters, artists, poets and authors as far as history is recorded. One thing they drew inspiration from was the joy they felt looking at the light and colour of the scenery,  the savage beauty of the Mountains and the restless Atlantic Ocean.It is hardly surprising that the visual storytellers…

Gardens and Cakes At Kylemore

The Restored Gardens at Kylemore are a Must-See. When it was built Kylemore Abbey, or Kylemore Castle as it was then known, had a magnificent walled garden created alongside it. In the mid 1800’s a collection of exotic plants and a specially constructed garden to put them in was a statement that a Gentleman had…

Poitin and the Origin of the Hot Whiskey

Poitin and the origin of the Hot Whiskey. Back as far as anyone can remember there has always been a traditional, profitable and highly illegal industry that takes place in Connemara. This industry produces the legendary Poitin (pronounced “pocheen”), an illicitly distilled spirit that is part of the legends, music and culture of the West…

There Are Some Unique Holiday Cottages In Connemara

Connemara is a unique landscape, a beautiful and often wild coast. Over the years there have been some interesting and unusual properties built, some of which were not originally built as dwellings but have been converted since. Some properties are built in unique places which in turn gives them their own character and some properties…

Exploring The Villages Of Connemara

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One of the joys of a holiday in the West of Ireland is the scattered small villages each with a character and charm of its own. If you are very familiar with the area you know what each village has to offer and may visit a particular one for a great restaurant, a popular pub or…

Midsummer Weather Is Often The Best

Study The Weather – Get A Better Holiday: You don’t have to spend long in Connemara to realise that the weather is a staple source of conversation. Discussing the weather can take seconds when bidding a quick “ fine day” to a passer by, and equally it can take friends hours and several pots of…

Christmas Events In Connemara

Lots Of Events This Christmas In Connemara: We are really looking forward to this Christmas time in Connemara as there seems to be a lot of things going on all over the area. Clifden seems to be pulling all the stops out this year, starting when the Christmas lights are turned on by Ryan Tubridy….

Norahs Kitchen Family Cooking To Take Away

Norahs Kitchen : Family Cooking To Take Away. We can highly recommend this great wholesome, tasty food. The perfect way to enjoy a night in during your holiday while also having an amazing meal, they have a great choice with a touch of the exotic. Here they explain a little about how Norahs Kitchen came…