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Connemara

Ireland

Connemara, a land of lakes, mountains and coastal routes, is an idyllic location for the short or long term visitor. Whether you enjoy visiting small towns and villages such as Clifden and Leenane, or hill walking along some great mountain trails, or spending time relaxing along the coastal roads, you will find many ways to spend your time in Connemara.

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Inagh Valley

Driving through the Inagh Valley from Recess, with the Twelve Bens on your left and the Maamturks on your right and Lough Inagh in between can be a memorable experience even in inclement weather..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Twelve Bens
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Lakes and Mountains

Whether you drive, cycle, walk the mountains, lakes and rivers of Connemara are accessible. The views throughout the region, with it's changeable weather can vary throughout the day..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Connemara
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Killary Harbour

Killary Harbour is Ireland's only fjord - it can be toured by car, cycle, on foot or by cruise boat..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Killary Harbour
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Kylemore Valley

Set among lakes, rivers and mountains - a visit to Kylemore Valley and Abbey is time well spent.

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Kylemore Abbey
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Towns and Villages

While Connemara is not densely populated there are a number of villages and the town of Clifden is the area's major centre..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Clifden
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Loop Drives

The peninsula loop drives are short and can be done in succession, the time taken varies depending on when and how often you stop. The loops are also suitable for cycling and can parts can be walked..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Clifden
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Maam Cross

When you get to Maam Cross - you can travel the four points of the compass - North, South, East or West.

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Maumturks
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Kylemore Abbey

The Abbey and Gardens are open all year to the public. There is a cafe within the grounds..

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Kylemore Abbey
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Roundstone Loop

From Clifden follow the coast road passed the coral beaches to Ballyconneely, then on past Dog Beach to Roundstone and back by the Bog Road..

Don't go looking for the Round Stone, as the town takes it's name from Cloch na Ron or Seal's Rock. Image

Don't go looking for the Round Stone, as the town takes it's name from Cloch na Ron or Seal's Rock.

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Best Places and Things to see in

Connemara National Park

Interested in walking or adventure then visit Connemara National Park. See More Below

Connemara Golf

For the golfer, visit one of the excellent courses such as Connemara Links and Ballynahinch Castle

Connemara Adventure

Looking for adventure, then Connemara is the place to be, whether it's hill walking, scuba diving, kayaking, kite surfing or just having good simple fun. The Connemara Adventure Challenge takes place this year on Saturday May 9th. This 32.5km ( cycling, running, kayaking ) adventure race around Killary takes you through some stunning scenery. The Connemara Adventure Challenge takes place this year on Saturday 09 May. This adventure race (cycling, running and kayaking ) over a 32.5km course around Killary.

Connemara Coast

The Connemara coast has a number of distinct regions, in the south there numerous small islands, interconnected by bridges, in the west there are some fine beaches and in the north Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. See More Below

Connemara Pony

The Connemara pony is a breed of pony which originated in the west of Ireland. The breed makes excellent show ponies. While travelling along the Connemara Loop Drives you are likely to see the ponies in fields or meadows. See More Below

Connemara Hotels

Looking for a place to stay in Connemara, why not check out our Hotel and Accommodation listings. See More Below

Connemara Marathon

The Connemara Marathon took place this year on 12th April. The route takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Connemara. See website http://www.connemarathon.com/

Connemara Abbey

One of the finest examples of an Irish abbey, Kylemore Abbey, located in a beautiful but remote valley in Connemara. See More Below

Connemara Attractions

Looking for things to do ? Places to visit then check out the best places in Connemara below.

Connemara Paul Henry

The beautiful scenery of Connemara was an inspiration to the artist Paul Henry, check out the Moving Postcards and Videos below.

Connemara Marble

The region of Connemara is famous for it's gree marble with amazing light reflecting patterns. There is a marble quarry and gift shop selling marble in the village of Recess. See More Below

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