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- This is a circular (~10 miles) route that takes you from and back to Clifden via the Kingston peninsula with panoramic views over Clifden Bay and its offshore islands. We drove the Upper Sky Road which offers the better views. Lots of places to pull over and stop for photos and soak in the views.Written 14 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What an amazing day! I had never ridden a horse before and so was quite nervous however I need not have worried- the staff were very kind and gentle ensuring that I felt confident every step of the way. We went along the beach and into the water at the edge. The scenery is fantastic, you feel like you are on a film set. My horse was very placid and easy to ride. All the staff were very skilled and calm. I highly recommend this experience and will definitely go again.Written 10 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- While visiting Clifden, my husband and I visited the Marconi Station which is adjacent to the Alcock and Brown landing site. We enjoyed walking through the site and reading the information boards. We learned about the Marconi Station and also about the Alcock and Brown Transatlantic flight. The walk is mostly level on a gravel path. There are sheep wandering which adds to the atmosphere. The landowner is harvesting peat. You can see the various stages of the process in different areas of the site. It was interesting. There are nice views of the mountains in the distance. Overall a very nice place to walk.Written 13 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We stopped in at the Center and we were ‘entertained’ with song and stories. The host was a wealth of information about the history of Ireland.Written 12 September 2023
- We had a lovely swim here on Tuesday 19th August .. water is crystal clear. The sand is so unusual ... actually tiny bits of shell and coral. Lovely easy access to the beach and the water. Perfect for families too.Written 20 August 2020
- When in west Galway this modernist castle is worth the visit.
The parking area outside is rather small , but the walk to the castle is pleasantWritten 26 June 2023
- Purchased the most wonderful painting. Owner and staff very helpful. Wonderful Gallery. Will most definately be back.Written 25 August 2023
- Between 1906 and 1930, the Daily Mail newspaper in London, awarded numerous prizes for achievements in aviation.. The most famous prize was 10,000 Pounds given in 1919 to Alcock and Brown for the first non-stop transatlantic flight between North America and Ireland.Written 2 August 2022
- Well worth a visit. Lovely gallery and wonderful to meet the artist, very friendly, and view his work.Written 20 July 2022
- Great beaches all along the area, walk for miles with the Atlantic Ocean at your side, take a pony trek from the point and swim with the ponies.Stunning views.Written 3 March 2019
- On 6-614, my wife & I took the Connemara & Cong bus tour with Mike as our driver & guide. Mike was terrific, super sense of humor but most of all, he shared his knowledge of his country with us. It gave us a feel for the history of Ireland. Despite the rainy/windy day, each & every stop we made was spectacular regarding the scenery & landscape of the Irish countryside. The Kylemore Abbey, (& thanks tons Mike for your recommendation to have lunch @ the Tea Room); the Ross Errilly Friary; the quaint Village of Cong; miles & miles of stone walls; all the sheep; Famine ruins; & so on. The beauty of the land surpassed our expectations, & we would recommend this excursion to anyone whose goal is to experience the vistas & views of the area. We would definitely take this tour again.Written 29 July 2014
- Played in August '23 on a cloudy but windless (mostly) day. I have played many of the well known Irish links and Connemara rates right up there! I will definitely be back.Written 17 August 2023
- We enjoyed this 5k looped walk.
The views of Derrigimlagh bog and the Twelve Bens mountain backgrop were beautiful. The plants lovely too.
The history about the Crash landing site of 1st transatlantic non stop flight in 1919 of Alcock&Brown plus hustory of Marconi radio tramsmittion was very interesting.Written 21 July 2022
- Our first time to visit the Connemara Pony show excellent show so much to see and do something for everyone both young and not so young well worth a visit!!Written 2 June 2017
- After a long walk, we visit the Visitor Centre. A lot of information and a nice place to take a coup of tea.Written 19 August 2019
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- From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara with 3 hour stop at Connemara National Pk.
- From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara with 3 hour stop in Kylemore Abbey
- Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Guided. Full day.
- Private Half Day Tour To Connemara
- Private Luxury Guided Tour of Connemara from Westport or Ballina