Be Inspired by Connemara:
As you travel west from Galway you pass through a town called Oughterard. Leaving this town, heading west the landscape changes, lakes and bogland open up around you and the 12 bens mountains appear in the distance. Even the light changes. If you are a regular visitor to Connemara this is where you get the “Almost there” feeling. Roughly bounded by the Lough Corrib in the East, the Killary Harbour in the north and the Atlantic Ocean on the other two sides. Connemara is a rugged place carved out by the working of the sea and the many streams and rivers to create a landscape of unrivaled beauty and wildness.
Connemara has so much to offer the visitor whatever their tastes:
The amazing walks, the stunning variety of the landscape, the many beaches that never really get crowded, lakes, rivers and sea marks to provide even the most demanding of anglers with a lifetime of fishing not to mention the numerous pubs where traditional music is a regular thing and the restaurants which have an outstanding cuisine based on fresh local ingredients including local lamb and fish.
Connemara is perfect for a family holiday:
There is always a sheltered beach to go to with lots of rock pools, always a different spot to go for a walk, and many great places to explore. Connemara is a rugged place carved out by the working of sea and the many streams and rivers to create a landscape of unrivalled beauty and wildness. Throughout the year there are numerous festivals, regattas and pony shows culminating in the world famous Connemara Pony Show, and the Clifden Arts Festival with its amazing closing parade. Each town and village has its own character from the bustling and busy town of Clifden to the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of Cashel. There is more information on our area pages.