Things to do
Connemara National Park
The entrance to Connemara National Park is located in Letterfrack village. A walk to the top of the Diamond Mountain (there is a path all the way to the top) or along one of the parks trails is a must-do for anyone visiting Connemara.
Located in the heart of Connemara and set in the most idyllic location, Kylemore Abbey is one of the top places to visit in Ireland. Visit the castle, Gothic church and 6 acres of Victorian Walled Gardens.
Head to Killary Harbour, a stunning fjord forming a natural border between Galway and Mayo.
Clifden is known as the “Capital of Connemara”. It’s unique and picturesque setting between the foothills of the Twelve Bens and the Atlantic Ocean attracts thousands of visitors annually. Here you will find many shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars.
Derrygimlagh, near Clifden, was not only the location of Marconi’s first transatlantic wireless station, but also the landing place for aviators Alcock and Brown on the first ever non-stop trans-Atlantic flight. Visitors can can discover the stories of this famous site and it’s past history on a 5km looped walk.
Connemara’s rugged coastline is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Here is a map of beaches in relation to the two cottages (in red). In this part of the world, you will never find yourself too far away from the great Atlantic Ocean and a beach visit should certainly be a part of your Connemara experience.
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