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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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Killary Famine Road Walk

A great walk in Connemara, along the famine road by the edge of the Killary to Leenane. We started at Rosroe pier and ended up in Leenane village, a very scenic and interesting walk of about 14k The road was…

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Ballynahinch Walled Garden Restoration

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Ballynahinch Castle are refurbishing their walled garden which is in the grounds of the Hotel. The walls of the garden have been completely rebuilt and new beds laid for a kitchen garden and and ornamental one. The produce will supply…

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Walking in Mannin Bay

walking in Mannin Bay Connemara

There is a small walking group called "Tuesday Trekkers" who walk in Connemara every week  and take advantage of the huge variety of walks in the area. Last Tuesday turned out to be exceptional weather-wise for the walk along side…

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Winter Weather….

connemara snow

Connemara has shared the same cold blast that everyone else had, however because it came from the east we got it later than everyone else.  Connemara was briefly turned into a beautiful snowscape and a whole generation of kids got…

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