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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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Some Amazing Connemara Foods and Their Producers

Connemara: Home of real seafood. There has always been an appreciation of locally produced seafoods in Connemara, locally caught fish has always been a staple diet and seaweeds such as dulce and carrageen supplemented a farmers basic fare. Connemara people…

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Galway – European Region of Gastronomy 2018

Galway County – European Area of Gastronomy 2018. In 2018 Galway became a European Region of Gastronomy and will be the first region in Ireland to be awarded the honour of this designation. The official award ceremony was held in…

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Plenty Happening in Connemara this Autumn

The Summer holidays maybe nearly over but their is still plenty of Connemara events happening in over the coming months. Tour De Bens Cycle Sept 8th: The event, in its second year, has a choice of two routes – 125km…

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Roundstone Regatta – A Great Day Out

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Traditional sailing boats are becoming increasingly popular, and water based fun is a part of Connemara life Roundstone Regatta was held on the 21/22 july and was a huge success. The traditional Galway hookers were racing and provided a great…

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Traditional Sailing Boats in Clifden Bay

Traditional sailing boats and Galway Hookers on Clifden Bay

Clifden boat club organised a day of sailing with a fleet of traditional sailing boats in Clifden Bay last Sunday. Members of the public were invited to go aboard the boats to experience at first hand the thrill of sailing…

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Art and Craft Workshops in Connemara

Bernadette Dignam is a well known local artist who has a studio in Moyard near Letterfrack. She runs workshops during the summer for people who would like to learn new skills or develop their existing ones. Why not get a…

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