Connemara's Gems

Touring & Scenery

In Connemara you are spoiled for choice with stunning scenery everywhere you go. Abbeyglen Castle is located on the Sky Road and just a five minute drive from the most fabulous views you will ever see. The Sky Road Loop is 16KM and the route takes you up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay and its offshore islans, Inishtuk & Turbot. You can walk, cycle or drive up the Sky Road. When you reach the highest point you will see a car park and viewing area on the left. 

Sky Road
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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
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Stroll to Clifden Village

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

Ireland's longest cycle and walking route between Clifden and Galway City. The 76km long Co...
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Inishbofin Island

Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galway’s coast. The main acti...
The twelve bens
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Twelve Bens Mountain Range

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

Placed to mark the site at which Alcock & Brown landed their plane after the first non-stop tran...
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Roundstone Village, Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Beach

Today Roundstone is a popular holiday resort renowned among artists and naturalists for the rema...
Dun Aengus
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The Aran Islands

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

The focal point of this village is its pier which is the closest mainland link for the Islands of I...
River Cows9
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Wild Atlantic Way Viewing points

The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties
omey island
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Omey Island

This tidal island is situated near Cladaghduff on the western edge of Connemara.
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Marconi Wireless Station

Clifden gained prominence in the early 1900s when Guglielmo Marconi built his first high power tran...