We are situated in a central location in Clifden, a vibrant and cosmopolitan town known as the ‘Capital of Connemara’. Clifden lies on the Wild Atlantic Way, which has shaped the wild rugged landscape and shoreline surrounding the town. Each day the mountains look different as they change colours during the season. The wild Atlantic adding to the mystery and wonder of the region.

Clifden is close to some world class visitor attractions including Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park and there are a host of festivals and events taking place locally throughout the year.

Or for the more adventurous, there are plenty of sports and activities to take part in the area – coasteering in the Atlantic Ocean, cycling the stunning Skye Road, sailing or adventure racing –  to name a few.

Attractions

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Derrigimlagh Walk

The Derrigimlagh/Marconi Discovery Point is 5km walking loop through an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s key ‘Signature Discovery Points’. The walk has a number of engaging and attractive features along the route, which are designed to engage visitors and encourage them to interact with the history of the location.

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Connemara National Park
Situated in Letterfrack, Connemara National Park covers scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands, woodlands and the Diamond Hill Trail.
www.connemaranationalpark.com

 

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Kylemore Abbey
Located in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden is one of Ireland’s most popular ‘must-see’ tourist attractions.
www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ie

 

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Inishbofin Island
Inishbofin is a beautiful Island located off the west coast of Connemara which can be reached by the ferry from Cleggan.
www.inishbofin.com

 

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Beaches
Connemara is famous for its beaches and justifiably so. Wild, wave-washed strands overlook the Atlantic ocean and offshore islands.

 

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Connemara Golf Links
Connemara Championship Golf Links, the only links course in Co. Galway, is nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic Ocean.
www.connemaragolflinks.com

Festivals & Events

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Clifden Trad Festival – April
Clifden Traditional Music Festival showcases a host of top quality musicians, singers and dancers.

 

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Connemara Mussel Festival – May
Originally established to promote the excellence of the mussels of Killary harbour, this festival is now recognised as the premier food event for Connemara.
www.connemaramusselfestival.com

 

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Leenane Walking Festival – May
This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced!
www.leenanevillage.com

 

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Gaelforce West – June
This is Irelands premier adventure race. The 67km event covers bogland, trails, sealed roads, mountain scree and the majestic waters of Killary Fjord.
www.gaelforceevents.com/west

 

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Connemara Pony Festival – August
This festival celebrating the world renowned Connemara pony is built around the long running Connemara Pony Show.
www.cpbs.ie

 

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Clifden Arts Festival – September
The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival puts on a very high quality artistic programme with superb literary, musical and visual art content.
www.clifdenartsweek.ie

 

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Conamara Bog & Sea Weeks – May/September
These communiy focused festivals are a celebration of all that is magical about the Conamara landscape. They are wonderfully unique festivals with something to interest all age groups.
www.ceecc.org