To book or enquire call +353 (0)95 21951, email, or use our online enquiry form

See & Do in Connemara

In Connemara there’s lots to do! There are numerous sandy beaches, golfing at Connemara Golf Links, 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 / cycling 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 Connemara Walking Guides Association, Na Beannna Beola and The Maumturks walking clubs.

There are local walking guides listed below.

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)

All Things Connemara – lots of info. & bike hire & booking agents !

Bike Electric Connemara

Connemara Bus – Hop on hop off service

Love Connemara Tours – Hop-on Hop-off service

Connemara National Park

Connemara Golf Links

Connemara Hikes – Noel Joyce  Email:

Walk Connemara -Paul Phelan, Email:

Wild Atlantic Sea Safari - Rib Boat Trips 

Kylemore Abbey

Green Marble  Cycle Tours
Real Adventures

Station House Museum

O’ Dalaigh Jewellers/ Celtic Impressions

Connemara Smokehouse

Killary Cruises

Killary Sheep Farm

Dan O Hara – Connemara Heritage Centre

Ocean’s Alive

Omey Island

Inishbofin Islanderrislannan

Aran Islands

Scuba Dive West

K2 Activity Centre

Delphi Mountain Resort

Mac Tire Bushcraft

My Ireland Tour Guide

Horse Riding at four local centres :

Cleggan Riding Centre, Errislannan Manor , The Point, Diamonds of Renvyle


(information updated regularly)


Spring Connemara Pony Festival –

Stallion Parade etc.

March 29 & 30


Clifden Traditional Music Festival

April 12,13,14

Connemarathon April 14

Inishbofin Walking Festival 25th – 27th


2 Day Connemara Pony Sales 18 & 19

Tour de Connemara 25




Maam Cross Pony Show 7

Roundstone Pony Show 14

Ballyconneely Pony Show 21

Connemara Oyster Festival, Ballyconneely 20 – 22nd

Ballyconneely Performance Show



Cashel Pony Show 4

Carraroe Pony Show 5

Moycullen Pony Show 11

The Connemara Pony Festival 

from Tuesday 13 to Sunday 18 August 2018.

Clifden, Connemara Pony Show 14, 15, 16

2 Day Connemara Pony Sales 17 & 18

Oughterard Pony Show 25


Tour de Bens Cycle Race Saturday 8th

Clifden Arts Week 19th to 29 th


Sea Week

A celebration of our marine heritage

 Telephone:+353 (0)95 41 034

More Information:

4 Day Connemara Pony Sales 25 th to 28 th  incl

Maam Cross Fair 29 th

Visit for more information
Copyright © 2019 Buttermilk Lodge: a Fáilte-Approved 3-Star B&B Guesthouse in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland.
This is the Official Website of Buttermilk Lodge. Website by NetLink & Lynchpin Communications.