Local Attractions & Things To Do !
In Connnemara there’s lots to do! There are numerous sandy beaches, golfing at Ballyconneely, Fishing in the famous lakes and rivers, spectacular hill walking in the mountains, cycling, bird watching, scuba diving, sea-cruises, heritage tours, garden tours, deep sea fishing from Clifden, Cleggan, Derryinver, or Roundstone. Pony trekking at Ballyconneely, Cleggan, Errislannan or Renvyle.
Being surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the shoreline of Connemara embraces some of the most beautiful clean, unpolluted beaches, both sand and coral, quiet undiscovered walkways, craggy rocks and challenging cliffs. One of its most notable features is the abundance of off-shore islands, many now uninhabited, but some are accessible daily for trips. They provide a safe haven for many forms of wildlife, puffins, seals and migratory birds.
Connemara is a place to unwind, de-stress, relax, and breathe in the fresh, clean air.
We have compiled a collection of walks in the area in our new walking guide, there is a copy in each bedroom, we also have numerous other guides and maps for you to use during your stay.
Pat is a keen hill walker. He has recently completed ( & qualified on) the first ever Connemara based guiding course, and is a member of the newly formed Connemara Walking Guides Association, na Beannna Beola and The Maumturks Walking Groups. He will gladly assist you with suggestions, tips, maps etc and if you would like a guide for your walk he or some of his colleagues can be arranged to guide you.
Our Packed Lunches are most popular and will be ready for you at breakfast time once ordered the previous evening.Your outdoor gear, boots etc. can be dried for you in our drying room.
Below are links to just some of the many other activities etc, which may be of interest to you.
(Click on the title to visit the website)
Station House Museum
Horse Riding at four local centres :
Upcoming CONNEMARA EVENTS 2013
( information updated regularly)
Drive & Ride, Gowla to Mynish, in memory of Aibha Conroy,
in aid of Temple Street Hospital, Sunday Feb 17th 12 noon
Connemara Pony Sales – 23rd
The Connemara Pony Spring Festival ,Clifden
Thursday 21st March to Sunday 24th March.
Taste of Connemara, Sunday 24th March
Conn O Mara Loopathon, Saturday March 30th
Clifden Traditional Music Festival 5th – 7th
Connemarathon – 7th
2 Day Connemara Pony Sales 18th & 19th
Maam Cross Pony Show 7th
Roundstone Pony Show 14th
Ballyconneely Pony Show 20th & 21st
Claddaghduff Pony Show 28th
Cashel Pony Show 4th
Carraroe Pony Show 5th
The Connemara Pony Festival
from Sunday 11th August to Sunday 18th August 2013.
Clifden, Connemara Pony Show 14th, 15th & 16th
2 Day Connemara Pony Sales 17th & 18th
Oughterard Pony Show 31st & Sept 1st
Oughterard Pony Show 1st
SeA celebration of our marine heritage – conferenc in mighty traditional music.
5 Day Connemara Pony Sales 24th to 28 incl
Maam Cross Fair 29th