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The Beauty of Connemara in County Galway

Connemara in County Galway is a perfect representation of all the attributes that make Ireland a wonderful holiday destination. The beauty of Connemara is a sight to behold and its breath-taking scenery, diverse landscapes, the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range and golden, sandy beaches will always leave you wanting more. It is an idyllic place that you will want to return to time and time again.

Situated on the west coast of Ireland, Connemara is the real jewel in Galway’s crown.  The unspoilt environment is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The natural terrain of mountains, rivers, lakes and lush greenery, lends itself perfectly to walking, cycling, fishing, golfing, horse-riding, mountaineering and a host of other outdoor adventure pursuits. If your passion is for water-sport activities, then you can enjoy sailing, diving, water-skiing, kite-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, surfing and many other
water-sports that are in abundance in beautiful Connemara.

If your interests lie in history and culture, then Connemara will fascinate you. There is a wealth of megalithic stones, tombs, stone and earth forts, castles and early Christian churches just waiting to be explored. Connemara is also home to unique flora, fauna and rocks. Connemara National Park is only one of six National Parks in Ireland. The park features 2,957 hectacres of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forest. There is a 19th century graveyard as well as 4ooo year old megalithic court tombs. The park has an Exhibition Centre, nature trails, Diamond Hill Walks, Connemara ponies, picnic areas, children’s playground and a tea room. Which all add up to a great day out!

The people of Connemara are renowned for their friendliness and make visitors to the region feel most welcome.  There is an ample supply of Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the Connemara, Galway region. They are the perfect places to stay as they act as good touring bases.  If you are looking for a real cultural experience, there is no better way to spend a holiday than in a Connemara B&B. Connemara is a Gaeltacht area, so staying in an Irish speaking home is the ideal way to immerse yourself in Irish traditions. After staying with Irish hosts, guests will get a true sense of the famous phrase ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’.

Expect only the best of everything when visiting Connemara. Clifden, Oughterard, Roundstones and Spiddal are just a few of the picturesque towns and villages that you will encounter on your travels. You will experience the finest of food in the array of restaurants and cafes in the region. Local pubs are a great way to mix with the locals and enjoy Ireland’s famous ‘craic agus ceol’.  Traditional music is played nightly in the pubs, creating a real holiday atmosphere for visitors. Festivals take place throughout the year celebrating music, art, poetry and drama. These are family friendly occasions that young and old will enjoy.

All in all, Connemara in County Galway has everything you need and more for a fantastic holiday experience in the west of Ireland.

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Posted: 30 Sep 2013 by Mel Heron | with 0 comments

Tags: accommodation, B&B, Beauty, Bens, Co, Connemara, Galway, mountain, of, Pony, range, The, Trekking, Twelve

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