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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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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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