Here are three of the many places you can visit while in Connemara ranging from the national park in Letterfrack, to Kylemore Abbey and out to the islands for a relaxing break.
A must do and see activity. Some of the most spectacular vistas can be seen from any of the National park walks, which range from a half-hour gentle ascent to a full climb to the peak of the Diamond Mountain, approximately 4 hours to the summit and back.
The National Park is home to Connemara ponies, wild goats and Irish deer there is also a history museum, café, children’s playground and picnic area. They offer guided walks during the summer season. The visitor centre is open from March to October.
Visit website: www.connemaranationalpark.ie
The world-famous Benedictine Abbey , Gothic Church, Victorian walled gardens and craft shop are open to the all-year-round.
Recommended for a half day trip, it is located approx. 20 mins drive from Clifden. There is ample parking and you can tour the Abbey and explore the beautiful and expansive grounds by foot or by shuttle bus. The craft shop has a large range of Irish and international goods and the cafe restaurant offers good fare. Open all year round.
Visit website: www.kylemoreabbey.com
Discover the beautiful islands off the coast of Connemara. The island ferry leaves from Cleggan village to Inishbofin Island four times a day. The island has beautiful walks, beaches and ancient ruins. There are a couple of small hotels that serve lunch.
For details on visiting the Aran Islands, visit www.visitaranislands.com.