One of the great attractions in Connemara is the great National Park in Letterfrack. A walk up Diamond Hill gives you some of best panoramic views you will enjoy in the area. With a choice of 3 routes there is distance to suit all abilities. After enjoying the climb, you will deserve a hearty lunch/ dinner, so why not try our sister company Veldons Bar & Restaurant, where they specialise in local seafood! We recommend the Captains Seafood Platter!
Check out the full programme of events for this great festival here . And make sure to book your accommodation with us.
The 2015 Omey Races – one of the most famed and loved events in the calendar for the whole of Connemara, and neck and neck with the Connemara Pony Show for numbers! – takes place this year on Sunday 2nd August, from early afternoon on (approx 1.00pm). Low tide on that day is at 1pm approx, and the timing of the races revolves around this time.
It represents the only non point-to-point pony beach racing event in Ireland;
Not just pony racing. Food and drinks stalls; vendors of pony equipment; hats; basket makers; live Irish music; a line of bookies ready to give you unbelievable odds on the ponies…it’s all there. There’s parking for cars on the beach itself. Just head to Claddaghduff and take the turning to Omey Strand beside the Church, and the stewards will sell you a ticket and tell you what to do.
The West of Ireland is famous for music and we have plenty of great music from local musicians for you all summer:
Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, we have the all Ireland winning Tom Mullen on his banjo. He will be joined by some of Connemara must talented musicians including the amazing fiddle players – The Kane Sisters. This session starts at 5.30pm.
Every Friday we will have the pleasure of John & Lol, a great duo performing classics. Gig starts at 6pm
Atlantic Coast Hotel Clifden reopened today under new management. We have a new menu and live music all weekend. Look forward to seeing you!