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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

Ballynahinch Walk Clifden Connemara Connemara Coastal Cottages

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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Spring Flowers in Connemara

Connemara Flowers

It is hard to believe that in a few short weeks the first spring flowers will start blooming again and hopefully the weather will warm up. Connemara is known for its huge variety and number of wild flowers, here are…

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Boxing day on Glassillaun Beach

Glassillaun Beach Connemara

We went for a stroll on the beautiful Glassillaun Beach Renvyle today, the light was crystal clear in the cold air, and a few of the brave were swimming. Who would think it was Christmas time?

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Midwinter is Here…

Midsummer Connemara

The winter solstice is finally here and it is all downhill until the summer. Just to show you what a difference it makes here are two photos, one of midsummer and taken on the shortest day. This is the midsummer…

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Our Photo Competition

As you may have seen on our Facebook page we have been running a photo competition for the last few weeks, and have finally come up with a winning entry. The winner is Alice D’Ambros with a photo of Boats…

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