Suggestions below are by no means an exhaustive list of what is on offer in our area, please reach out to us if you would like additional information on places to go, things to do, or assistance with booking activities, let us know what you are interested in!
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EAT: The Bog Bean, The Coffee Cottage, Vaughan’s Bar & Restaurant, O’Dowd’s Bar & Restaurant & Café, The Shamrock, Ballynahinch Pub & Restaurant.
SHOP: Sila Magee’s Jewellery shop, Roundstone Ceramics.
EXPLORE: Roundstone Outdoors for all your SUPing, windsurfing, kayaking needs, Roundstone Bay & Island Tours, climb Errisbeg for spectacular views, indulge in lobster lunches and island hopping with Roundstone Bay & Island tours, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and surrounding grounds for magical walks or fly fishing, hire bikes or walk and explore the Green Way, the Bog Road and surrounding blanket bog, sail in a traditional Galway Hooker on Roundstone Bay, ramble along the award winning and much photographed white sands and aqua waters of Gurteen beach & Dog’s Bay beach, the most beautiful beaches in the west! Ask us about some hidden local gems too. Or simply enjoy a refreshing or warming drink and soak in the sunset overlooking the harbour.
BALLYCONNEELY – A 17-minute drive along the coast, Ballyconneely has a striking landscape with rugged rocks and shingle beaches, there is lots on offer particularly for the surfing, swimming, golfing & horse-riding enthusiasts.
EAT/DRINK: Connemara Sands, Sweet Nothings Café, The Pink Wagon food truck
SHOP: Connemara Smoke House
EXPLORE: Golf at the renowned Connemara Links, Surfing at Doonloughan beach, walking & swimming at the Coral Marconi Loop for a walk- through history and the Derrigimlagh bog, an unforgettable experience horse riding along the beach at The Point Pony Trekking & Horse Riding Centre, you can boat trip to Slyne Head & lighthouse to see the most westerly point of Ireland.
CLIFDEN– 25-minute drive by either the coast or the Bog Road, offering a fine selection of café’s, restaurants, pubs with traditional live music, gift shops, including art, locally hand-crafted glass, jewellery & fashion.
EAT/DRINK: The Ardagh, Steam, Mitchell’s, The Lamplight Wine Bar, Lowry’s Music & Whiskey Bar, Mularkey’s, The Marconi Restaurant.
SHOP: Ohh! By Gum, Miller’s, O’Dalaigh’s Jewelers, Hehir’s, Stanley’s, Connemara Blue, Love Vintage, Clifden Bookshop, The Toy Shop, The Little Tin Shed
EXPLORE: The Point Equestrian & Pony Trekking, he Whitethorn Gallery, Connemara Heritage & History center including Dan O’Hara’s restored cottage, Sky Road, Clifden Castle, Connemara Seaweed Baths, Hazel Wood Pitch & Putt, Cycle Tours including electric bikes, Abbeyglen Hotel beauty rooms
LETTERFRACK – 42-minute drive via the coast or through the Inagh Valley, home of the Connemara National Park, and the Diamond Mountain (a must for adventurist walkers!) pubs, live music, book shops, Bog week & Sea week.
EAT: Rosleague Manor, Kabo Café, Hungry Hiker, Kylemore Garden Cafe
SHOP: Books at One, Cottage Handcrafts
EXPLORE: Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey & Walled Garden’s, Scuba Dive West, Bay Tours.
Cleggan/Cladaghduff Peninsula; 40-minute drive from Roundstone, walk the Omey strand, swim at Sallerna beach, eat at Oliver’s Bar.
Inishbofin; 10km by ferry west of Cleggan is the quaint and timeless Inishbofin, rich in history and stunning scenery, walk the island loop, charter a rib, hire a bike, eat at The Beach Day’s Bar & Restaurant, Doonmore Hotel & Restaurant, Inish bofin House Hotel & more.
The Killary; Must stop for award winning food The Misunderstood Heron food truck, get moving at The Killary Adventure Centre, explore the Fjord on a cruise, and walk the famine trail.
Also recommended: South Connemara, Inagh Lough & Valley, Westport & Croagh Patrick, Achill Island, Arran Islands & Galway City.
WHAT’S ON - SHOWS/FESTIVALS/SPORTING EVENTS - 2023
April – Connemara Marathon,
Inishbofin Arts Festival
May – 28/5, Tour de Conamara Cycle, Clifden
June – 2-5, Connemara Bog Week, Letterfrack
July – Every Thursday Roundstone Irish Nights, Roundstone Community Hall
9/7 - Roundstone Pony Show, Farrell’s Field
22/23 - Roundstone Regatta, Roundstone Bay
August – every Thursday Roundstone Irish Nights, Roundstone Community Hall
7/8 - All Ireland Dog Show, Farrell’s Field, Roundstone
8/8 - Tour de Bog Fun Cycle, Roundstone
15-18/8 Connemara Pony Show, Clifden Show Grounds
September – 14-24/9 Arts Festival, Clifden
October - dates TBC Roundstone Windsurfing Festival