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    Connemara

    Looking to experience “authentic Ireland”? Make your way to the strikingly beautiful region of Connemara
    County Galway
    Amazing landscapes
    2hrs from Ireland West Airport

    Connemara, County Galway

    Wild at heart

    At times austere, at times sublime, Connemara is a place of legend, folklore and profound beauty. The late writer and cartographer Tim Robinson spoke of the landscape’s “huge, luminous spaces”, and it’s no surprise that artists and photographers, poets and playwrights have all found inspiration here.

    Bounded by the Atlantic and set within a particularly scenic corner of County Galway, the region is famous for its wild terrain and soft colors. Rust-colored bogs are dotted with polished grey-blue lakes; old dry-stone walls are threaded over hills; and coral beaches, sandy bays and little harbors are edged by an ever-changing ocean.

    Connemara is not just about the landscape, though – it’s about the Irish language, cherished by the locals. It’s about the charm of towns and villages such as Leenane, Roundstone, Clifden and Letterfrack. It’s about the ponies, the music, the pure flavors of local food. It’s about as good as it gets.

    Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway

    Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

    Kylemore Abbey

    A legendary love story, beautiful gardens and a setting that will make your heart soar. Experience the romance of Kylemore Abbey.

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    Cycling Connemara


    The best way to experience this landscape? It’s got to be by bike. Expect stunning scenery, quiet roads and nature up-close…

    Cycling Connemara Cycling Connemara

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    Cycling in Connemara

    Pine Island, Connemara, County Galway Pine Island, Connemara, County Galway

    Pine Island, Connemara, County Galway

    The Connemara Film Trail

    The landscapes around Connemara have a cinematic quality – no wonder it’s been a location for so many films…

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    A land of tradition

    In Connemara, traditions continue strongly. Everything from the food on your plate to the music in pubs is infused with a unique cultural heritage. These traditions are also reflected in the language – Connemara is a Gaeltacht region, which means it’s Irish-speaking. You can have a go yourself by practicing a few words (“cupla focal”), or even doing a course, but if you don’t fancy it, don’t worry – everyone speaks English, too.

    The Misunderstood Heron The Misunderstood Heron

    Killary Fjord, County Galway

    The Misunderstood Heron food truck

    When it comes to food, Galway has a strong sea-faring tradition and smoked fish is a local favorite. You’ll notice smoked salmon and smoked mackerel on menus all over Connemara, but to see the craft of smoking up close, arrange a tour of the Connemara Smokehouse and Visitor Centre. Looking for a bite to eat with a spectacular view? Try the Misunderstood Heron, a simple food truck that serves up excellent Killary Fjord mussels overlooking the waters they come from.

    Want to check out an authentic “trad session”? You’re in the right place. Musicians frequently gather in cozy corners in lively pubs all over Connemara, such as Molly’s in Letterfrack, Lowry’s in Clifden and The Shamrock Bar in Roundstone.

    Trad session along the Wild Atlantic Way

    Traditional tunes

    Drop into a Connemara pub and you’re guaranteed to hear some rousing traditional music. Don’t know what to expect? We’ve got the lowdown on what it’s all about.

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    Connemara highlights

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    Connemara National Park

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    Connemara Smokehouse

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    Mannion Bike Hire

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    Walsh's Bakery & Coffee Shop

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    E J Kings

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    Kylemore Abbey & Neo-Gothic Church

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    Roundstone Music and Crafts

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    Island Discovery - Inishbofin Ferry

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    Killary Fjord Boat Tours

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    Killary Sheep Farm

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    Glorious Connemara Cycle

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    Connemara Seaweed Baths

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