Connemara Video Travel Guides

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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Best Places and Things to see and Facts about Connemara

Connemara National Park

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

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 took 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.
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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..

Places and Things of Interest in "Inagh Valley" Videos

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..

Places and Things of Interest in "Lakes and Mountains" Videos

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Connemara
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Killary Harbour

Killary Harbour is Ireland's only fjord ( a long narrow inlet, surrounded by high mountains ).
The fjord can be toured by car, cycle, on foot or by cruise boat..

Places and Things of Interest in "Killary Harbour" Videos

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.

Places and Things of Interest in "Kylemore Valley" Videos

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..

Places and Things of Interest in "Towns and Villages" Videos

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..

Places and Things of Interest in "Loop Drives" Videos

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.

Places and Things of Interest in "Maam Cross" Videos

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..

Places and Things of Interest in "Kylemore Abbey" Videos

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..

Places and Things of Interest in "Roundstone Loop" Videos

Best Places and Things to see in Connemara

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

Connemara Hotels

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

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

Connemara Abbey

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

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

General Geo Co-Ordinates

Latitude :53.442364 Longitude :-10.063808
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User Comments and Reviews of Connemara 11 Average Stars 3.6

  • Maam Village ---Maam Village

    Such a pretty tiny little place by a small harbour on a river that flows into Lough Corrib. It has a pub that serves good food..

    A Wandering Spirit from Australia

  • Cycle ---Renvyle Loop

    Hired our two bikes in Clifden and cycled as far as Renvyle - then took the ferry to Inisbofin and cycled the island - really cool trip..

    Corkonians from Australia

  • Diamnond Hill ---Letterfrack

    Walked the board walks up and around Diamond Hill and had lunch in the National Park Center afterwards. I recommend this to those who like walking but not too difficult..

    Senior Walker from United States America

  • Clifden Night Life ---Clifden

    Had a great week end in Clifden - early May - some good pubs and music. We will be back.......

    Night Life Lovers from United Kingdom

  • Boat Trip ---Killary Harbour

    We went on the boat trip along killary fjord. It was nice especially ad the mist cleared and sun came out.

    John from Dungarvan from Europe

  • Walled Garden ---Kylemore Gardens

    We visited Kylemore in early summer, the walled garden is such a contrast with the general area, which is generally bog and peat, with a scattering of sheep. Yet this garden made by the family years ago, seems like an oasis in the middle of watery bogs. The vegetables were thriving and looked fit for any decent restaurant table..

    Visitor from England from United Kingdom

  • Ceoil n Craic ---Clifden

    Staying out in Connemara or planning a visit to the West of Ireland. If you like to listen to some music while you sip a pint hen there are a few pubs in Clifden which you will like as they generally have musicians at weekends during the summer months..

    Over from Scotland from Europe

  • Hill Walking ---

    A good walk for the not so experienced walker is up Diamond Hill in Letterfrack. A boardwalk starts at the National Park Visitor centre and works its way up towards Diamond Hill. There are various shorter walks as well as the longer one that goes right up to the summit..

    Dublin Walker from Europe

  • Cycling ---Roundstone

    You can hire bikes in Clifden and do one of the circular routes - such as the Renvyle or Sky loop though my favourite was the Roundstone loop. We went out along the coast, through Roundstone and back via the bog road. The views of the Twelve Pins was stunning..

    Arnie from Cali from United States America

  • Fishing Trip ---Lough Corrib

    Excellent fishing on Lough Corrib, the gillie loved after us really well.

    Fishing Friends from United Kingdom

  • Sunsets in Connemara ---Sky Road Loop

    We got beautiful weather when we were there in June 2014 and the sunsets along the sky road were amazing.

    Mary and Rich NYC from United States America


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