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Activities and Adventures in Connemara

Connemara is a picturesque and beautiful area with Co. Galway, below is just a taste of The Activities and Adventures which you can experience in this beautiful part of Ireland along The Wild Atlantic Way.

Clifden Bike Shop, Hire & Tours

Regular and Electric bikes from Clifden Bike Shop: The perfect way to explore and discover Connemara! No mountain too high, no road too long. Explore Connemara effortlessly using one of Clifden Bike Shop fleet of bikes.

Derrigimlagh Signature Discovery Point

The 5km approx walk tells the story and provides a fascinating journey of Alcock & Brown’s first non-stop transatlantic flight in 1919 and the first commercial transatlantic wireless transmission from 1907.

Ordnance Survey Maps: There are 4 ordnance survey maps for the Connemara area No. 37, No. 44, No. 38, and No. 45.

The Western Way Walking Trail

Starting in the famous angler’s town of Oughterard on Lough Corrib, it follows the western edge of the lake, one of the longest, and the second largest lake in Ireland, northwards into a magnificent wilderness of mountain and bog to reach civilisation again at the village of Maam Bridge. It was from here that the Scottish engineer Alexander Nimmo planned the modern roads of Connemara in the early 19th century.

From Maam Bridge the route crosses the rugged Maumturk Mountains by a pass, at the top of which is Maum Ean, a holy place that has attracted pilgrims since the early Christian period. Descending again into the beautiful Inagh Valley the route passes between the Twelve Bens and the Maumturks, and through a sad landscape that was, before the Great Famine, well populated by cottiers, to reach the shores of Killary Harbour and the picturesque village of Leenane, one of the locations for the movie The Field.

The terrain consists of quiet roads, bog roads, open moorland, forestry tracks, mountain paths and about 3km of timber bog bridge: some parts of the route can be very wet and boggy, particularly after a rainy period, when there is a fast run-off from the Connemara mountains.

Length Of Route
Total Distance: 50 km (31 miles). Longest Stage: Maam to Toorenacoona – 18 km (11 miles). Highest Point: Maumeen – 259 m – 850 ft. For more information go to www.thewesternway.ie.

Please see our events page for some of the activities, Festivals
and events which you can enjoy during your visit to Connemara.

Hill Walking

For the serious hill walker we have the Harvey’s Connemara Super Walker. This also can be bought online at click here to buy maps or in store at All Things Connemara, Market Street, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland. We also have ‘Connemara and Mayo A walkers Guide’ on sale on line or in our store.

Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. www.connemaranationalpark.ie.

Killary Cruises

Killary Cruises welcomes you to the unspoilt splendour of the Killary, Ireland’s only Fjord, on board their all weather luxury cruise ship. KIDS GO FREE Four Sailings daily June, July, August. Three Sailings May and September and two sailings April and October.

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Settling at Kylemore, the Benedictine Community opened a world renowned boarding school for girls and began restoring the Abbey, Gothic Church and Victorian Walled Garden to their former glory. www.kylemoreabbey.com

Purchase your 10% Discount Ticket & Children aged 10 yrs & under are FREE!

Purchase your 10% Discount Ticket & Children aged 10 yrs & under are FREE!

Connemara Heritage and History Centre

This award winning centre offers a unique insight into events which have shaped one of Ireland’s most spectacular regions. The centre offers a unique insight into Connemara’s colourful past for some and a trip down memory lane for others. www.connemaraheritage.com

Inishbofin Island

Inishbofin offers a range of facilities and services including Hotels, a Hostel, B&B’s, Restaurants and Craft Shop Facilities and bike rental. There are three looped walks as well as green roads, bog roads and laneways. The Island Discovery sails ALL YEAR round morning and evening.

Receive your 25% off Discount Ticket on admission for self- guided tours

Purchase your Ticket ‘In Store’ at All Things Connemara

Clifden Station House Museum

See the History of John D’arcy, Founder of Clifden. The Connemara Railway 1845 – 1935, Marconi The First Transatlantic Wireless Station. Alcock & Brown, History of the First Transatlantic Flight and The Connemara Pony The History of our native Breed.

Clifden Yoga

Clifden Yoga ‘Drop in’ group classes & ‘1-1’ Private Tuition
Tel: 086 821 7862 or Facebook Clifden Yoga

Reviews from tripadvisor

Found a wonderful shop on Market Street

All Things Connemara is a great shop, it had so many beautiful things, and so many things would make great and unusual things to bring home. There were little round pins by INISHTOURS that had different art on them. I bought four of them for less than 8 euros and wish I had bought more. I also bought a pair of earrings that were delicate and reasonably priced and will be a great reminder of my trip. The shop is adjacent to the bike shop. Make sure you stop in..

Galway, Ireland

Great bike hire service

We hired two bikes on a lovely day in September. The staff recommended the sky loop road and provided maps, helments, high vis jackets and lots of great local advice and tips. Really enjoyable day. The bikes were in great condition and highly recommend this place!

Bray, Ireland

Bike Rental

We had booked the rental of two bikes online. We came in the morning to pick up the bikes and were met by very friendly and competent staff. Very service minded. They provided maps and very good local knowledge and tips. The bikes were in excellent condition. We spent two days cycling the Connemara area. Wonderful landscape, friendly people and joyful riding. Not too strenuous. Plenty of pubs and restaurants along anywhere you would choose to travel. Still you are in a wonderful nature. Will recommend strongly to anyone fond of cycling in a natural environment.

Dag H

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