Connemara

 

Connemara is a peninsula located in the northwest of County Galway, western Ireland.

Long regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the country, Connemara is known for its spectacular coastline, which can be hiked, biked, or dived.

It is also known for its fairy-tale mountains, which are a deep and rich color of green, and are especially dramatic when the clouds roll in.

The massive bog covering much of the region houses some beautiful and varied flora, and provides a contrast to the more green and fertile land of the midlands and the south.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Clifden Station View, Clifden

Clifden Station View, Clifden is a holiday home situated in Clifden, 2.9 km from Alcock & Brown Memorial. It provides free private parking. Towels and bed linen are available at Clifden Station View, Clifden. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$454

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Lydons Lodge Hotel

Located in Cong, 800 metres from Ashford Castle, Lydons Lodge Hotel boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. The rooms have a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$105

 
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Kilsallagh Cottage

Kilsallagh Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Westport, 11 km from Clew Bay Heritage Centre and 14 km from Ballymagibbon Cairn. Providing free private parking, the holiday home is 16 km from Rockfleet Castle. Average score from 319 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$64

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Abbys cottage

Abbys cottage is a detached holiday home located in Roundstone in the Galway County Region and is 12 km from Clifden. The unit is 45 km from Cong. Free WiFi is offered . Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$192

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Roisin's House

Set 1.4 km from Alcock & Brown Memorial in Clifden, this holiday home features a patio. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. This holiday home has an open plan kitchen/dining/living room. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$919

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

In this Victorian country manor, romantically situated in 180 acres of private woodland, you can enjoy 4-star quality accommodation on the shores of Lough Corrib. Complimentary full Irish breakfast and afternoon tea is included. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$107

 
$1079.7
Cong House

Cong House

Set 1 km from Ashford Castle and 12 km from Raunaskerra Ringfort, Cong House offers accommodation in Cong. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 191 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$160

$1609.5
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in County Galway is set within 450 acres of woodland, with the beautiful backdrop of the 12 Bens Mountain range.The excellent restaurant holds 2 AA Rosettes. Average score from 355 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$165 - $426

 
$1659.3
Kilbride Finney

Kilbride Finney

Featuring a garden, Kilbride Finney is a detached holiday home set in Clonbur in the Galway County Region. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$96

$969.0
Sea View

Sea View

Located 2.8 km from Alcock & Brown Memorial, Sea View offers accommodation in Clifden. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 105 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$96

$969.0
Errisbeg Lodge B&B

Errisbeg Lodge B&B

Boasting private access to Errisbeg Mountain, this award-winning, informal Irish home offers fresh breakfasts and is situated opposite the beaches of Gurteen & Dog's Bay. Guests can enjoy the spacious, wildflower gardens. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$101

 
$1019.0
The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Located next to Ashford Castle, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is set on 10 acres of grounds, overlooking Lough Corrib in Cong. Dating back to 1845, this contemporary country house hotel boasts free WiFi and free parking. Average score from 191 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$160

 
$1609.0
Leenane Hotel

Leenane Hotel

On the shores of Killary Harbour lies Ireland's oldest coaching inn. Dating from 1796, you'll find traditional home cooking, antique furniture and the most spectacular views in Ireland. Average score from 905 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$160

 
$1609.0
Apartment 209 – Clifden

Apartment 209 – Clifden

Apartment 209 – Clifden offers accommodation in Clifden. The property is 2.9 km from Alcock & Brown Memorial and free private parking is featured. The unit fitted with a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$197

$1978.5
Lydons Lodge Hotel

Lydons Lodge Hotel

Located in Cong, 800 metres from Ashford Castle, Lydons Lodge Hotel boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. The rooms have a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$105

 
$1058.3
Cottage 216 - Roundstone

Cottage 216 - Roundstone

Located in Roundstone, this holiday home features a patio and a garden. It provides free private parking. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$227

$2278.2
Bun An Coirin

Bun An Coirin

Situated in Clonbur, this holiday home is set 40 km from Galway. The property is 28 km from Westport and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$107

$107-
Polrevagh, Dunloughin

Polrevagh, Dunloughin

Featuring a barbecue, Polrevagh, Dunloughin is a detached holiday home set in Ballyconneely. The unit is 8 km from Clifden. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$110

$110-
Boat house

Boat house

Boat house is a holiday home featuring a garden with a barbecue, set in Leenaun. The property is 26 km from Westport and boasts views of the sea. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$112

$112-
Holiday Home between Tourmakeady and Leenane

Holiday Home between Tourmakeady and Leenane

Located 45 km from Galway, Holiday Home between Tourmakeady and Leenane offers accommodation in Finny. The unit is 23 km from Westport. A dishwasher, an oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$113

$113-
Cottage 225 - Carna

Cottage 225 - Carna

Located in Carna, this holiday home features a terrace. The property is 19 km from Clifden and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is offered . A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$166

$166-
Abbys cottage

Abbys cottage

Abbys cottage is a detached holiday home located in Roundstone in the Galway County Region and is 12 km from Clifden. The unit is 45 km from Cong. Free WiFi is offered . Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$192

$192-

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Spectacular Coastline

Connemara’s dramatic coast is made up of multiple peninsulas, each with its own character. Some of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches are located around this rugged coastline of Connemara, with many and varied options for exploring, beachcombing, swimming, etc. The Atlantic coasts dramatic and powerful forces are never far away.
Lowland Mountains
The ancient mountains have been raked to their bones by long thawed glaciers, leaving patches of grey granite and jutting outwards, and potatoe rows still visible from the desperate times of the Great Famine. The fields are divided by hand-made stone walls, often collapsed.

Hiking is the best way to see this part of Connemara. Highlights include the Twelve Bens, a small range of mountains stretching between Kylemore Lake and Lough Derryclare. Parts of the bens are included in Connemara National Park
Also of Interest:
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Diving
Hiking and Trekking
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