Connemara

Attractions

There is so much to see in Clifden and Connemara. Here are our top things to see:
Sky Road
Touring & Scenery

Sky Road Loop

This is an exhilarating 11km/7ml circular drive west of Clifden. The 12 Bens provide a wonderful...
Clifden Shots Ronan email 26th
Touring & Scenery

Stroll to Clifden Village

The perfect base to explore the rich landscape and heritage of Connemara but above all, chill out...
Killary cruise
Activity

Killary Cruises

The 9 mile inlet boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland, and due to its shelt...
Kylemore Abbey
Visitor Centre

Kylemore Abbey and Gardens

Visit the Abbey, the Gothic Church, the Victorian Walled Gardens, the Craft Shop, Pottery studi...
Mountain
Touring & Scenery

Connemara National Park

The national park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grass...
Inishbofin
Touring & Scenery

Inishbofin Island

Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galway’s coast. The main acti...
Dan oHara
Visitor Centre

Dan O’Hara’s Farm

In the late 1980s, Martin and Nora Walsh were farming 110 acres of elevated land in Lettershea.
The twelve bens
Touring & Scenery

Twelve Bens Mountain Range

The Twelve Bens (Irish Na Beanna Beola) is a mountain range in Connemara. Dedicated hill clim...
Alcock Brown memorial
Visitor Centre

Alcock & Brown Memorial

Placed to mark the site at which Alcock & Brown landed their plane after the first non-stop tran...
Tra an Doilin
Touring & Scenery

Coral Strand

Maerl beaches, the cast-up remains of coralline algae, are a stunning feature of some parts of the...
Roundstone
Touring & Scenery

Roundstone Village, Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Beach

Today Roundstone is a popular holiday resort renowned among artists and naturalists for the rema...
Roundstone music shop
Visitor Centre

Roundstone Music Shop

Malachy is respected as one of the finest Bodhrán makers for 25 years. Most of the professional folk...
Dun Aengus
Touring & Scenery

The Aran Islands

The three Aran Islands, Inis Mór Island, Inís Meáin Island and Inis Oírr Island are situated at the...
Cleggan
Touring & Scenery

Cleggan Village

The focal point of this village is its pier which is the closest mainland link for the Islands of I...
Cycle loop
Activity

Cycle Loops

Cycle for hire, daily, weekly, delivered. Mountain, city and childrens bikes available. 
Greenway
Activity

Dooneen Greenway

4km of walking/cycling route which follows the route of the historic Galway – Clifden railway line...
River Cows9
Touring & Scenery

Wild Atlantic Way Viewing points

The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties
beach horse riding
Activity

Cleggan Beach Riding Centre

Cleggan Beach Riding Centre is located in Cleggan Village overlooking Cleggan Beach.
marble
Visitor Centre

Joyce’s Connemara Marble & Craft Shop

One clan that has become synonymous with Connemara marble is the Joyce family of Recess, a one-...
Connemara Golf
Activity

Connemara Golf Club

A short drive from the hotel you will find the Connemara Championship Golf Links. At the Edge of Eu...
Odowds
Food & Drink

O’Dowd’s Bar & Restaurant

Situated in the centre of Roundstone village and overlooking the most picturesque working harb...
vaughans
Food & Drink

Vaughan’s Bar & Restaurant

Vaughan’s is renowned for its extensive range of fresh local seafood and atmosphere.
olivers
Food & Drink

Oliver’s Bar & Restaurant

The first-class restaurant specialises in the freshest of seafood, locally produced foods and chee...
Alcock Brown landing site
Visitor Centre

Landing place of Alcock & Brown

Aviators Alcock and Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919.
whistlestop
Visitor Centre

Whistlestop Gifts & Interiors

Market St., Clifden. Whistlestop has a wonderful selection of original gifts, home furnishings, baby...
scuba dive west
Activity

Scuba Dive West

The purpose built, all-weather scuba diving centre is PADI 5 Star Resort and also holds the pres...
omey island
Touring & Scenery

Omey Island

This tidal island is situated near Cladaghduff on the western edge of Connemara.
marconi
Touring & Scenery

Marconi Wireless Station

Clifden gained prominence in the early 1900s when Guglielmo Marconi built his first high power tran...
Gaynors bar leenane
Food & Drink

Gaynor’s Bar

This traditional bar is set in the middle of the village of Leenane. Always full of great pints and...
cleggan beach
Visitor Centre

Connemara Ocean & Country Seaside Visitor Centre

Get a glimpse of life under the waves through a small section, dedicated to Connemara sea life...
clover fox
Food & Drink

Clover Fox

Great food and drink at reasonable prices. A traditional Irish pub that has inspired many an impr...
alan gaillard
Touring & Scenery

Alan Gaillard Stoneware Pottery

Gaillard pottery was created in the early 1970s by Alan Shattock.
steam cafe
Food & Drink

Steam Cafe

This is a nice little cafe in the grounds of the Station House Hotel Clifden serving lovely coff...
mannin bay
Activity

Mannin Bay Blueway

Explore the brown hills, blue waters and gorge-like valleys of Connemara’s unspoiled beauty.
Connemara Smokehouse
Food & Drink

Connemara Smokehouse

Connemara Smokehouse is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality Seafood where ever...
Derroura
Activity

Derroura Forest Park

Natural granite single track winds through Derroura, one of the few forests in Connemara. 
a taste of mexico by tomas
Food & Drink

A taste of Mexico By Tomas

is the only real Mexican food in Clifden. Serving fresh at the Friday Clifden Market on The Squa...
sea angling
Food & Drink

Celtic Queen Sea Angling

The scenery in this area is spectacular with a great variety of wildlife, including dolphins. Indi...
Johnny king
Food & Drink

Johnny King Fresh Fish Sales

Selling the best crab claws and crab meat in the West! Daily fresh catches from his modern Loch...