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Clifden - Out & About

Clifden, the capital of Connemara, founded by John D’Arcy in 1812, is an excellent holiday location for taking in the spectacular scenery, sensational walking and cycling tracks, incredible beaches and of course the great food, drink and music that is part and parcel of the Connemara way of life.

The Clifden Station House Hotel

The Clifden Station House hotel in Connemara, located in the heart of Clifden town is the perfect base for your holiday in Connemara, Co. Galway. With our luxurious bedrooms, fantastic

Clifden Station House Courtyard Shopping & Museum

Located in the restored station buildings surrounding the hotel, the Station House shopping and museum experience is a must! Whether its fine art in Clifden Antiques, high fashion in Design

Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill

Brigit’s Garden has developed an excellent reputation as a must-see attraction. The unique, Celtic-themed gardens appeal to a wide-range of domestic and overseas visitors, not just to garden-lovers. Brigit’s Garden

Dan O’Hara Homestead

Located near Clifden overlooked by the majestic Twelve Ben Mountains, Dan O’Hara’s Homestead shares the history, heritage, culture & traditions of Connemara. The centre is based around the restored pre-famine

Connemara National Park

Located 11 miles north of Clifden, Connemara National Park is a must-see for visitors to the area. When you first see the park, watched over by its mountain, Diamond Hill,

Clifden Castle

Built around 1810 by Clifden’s founder John D’Arcy, it was once his residence. A walk to Clifden Castle is essential. It is approached through a beautiful entrance arch and gothic

Killary Fjord & Killary Cruises

Irelands only Fjord, this truly is a sight to be seen, whether viewed from the many vantage points on your route through the valley, or indeed on one of the

Killary Adventure Centre

Located just outside Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway, Killary Adventure Centre  offers land and water based activities for all ages.

The villages of Connemara

Leenane, home to the film adaptation of the great John B. Keanes “The Field”, is well worth a stop. Roundstone Fishing Village, a Connemara gem, and home to Ireland’s Master

Kylemore Abbey

Home to the Benedictine Nuns, Kylemore Abbey was built as a castle in 1868 in the Irish neo-gothic style. A trip to the Abbey is a must on your Connemara

Connemara’s Beaches – Dog’s Bay Stroll

Just off the Clifden to Roundstone road, Dog’s Bay, famous for its foraminiferal sands, is a stunning beach. The dunes have recently been the focus of intensive efforts to stem

Island Hopping – Inishbofin

Inishbofin is a beautiful Island, 6km in length and 3.5km wide, with several magnificent sandy beaches which are safe for swimming. The Island (population of 200) has 2 pubs, post

Golfing Connemara @ Connemara Golf Links

This Eddie Hackett-designed golf course is set in stunning, rugged countryside. The back nine has been described as the equal of any in the world. Ballyconneely Tel: 095-23502/23602

Alcock and Brown Drive & Walk

Located just 3 miles south of Clifden is the crash landing site of the first transatlantic fight of Alcock and Brown (1919) and the monument to this historic achievement. Also

Beach Road Walk

A local favourite, the Beach Road is one of the most peaceful and serene walks in Clifden. Instead of taking a right at the fork toward the Sky Road, take

The Sky Road Drive

Justifiably famous for the views it affords, the Sky Road route takes you up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay and its offshore Islands, Inishturk and Turbot Island. Follow the