Connemara, the Land of the Sea, where earth, rock and ocean intermix in one of Ireland's most extraordinary landscapes, and is now as ever a place of angling renown - you're very quickly into the high ground and moorland which sweep up to the Twelve Bens and other splendid peaks, wonderful mountains which enthusiasts would claim as the most beautiful in all Ireland. Beyond, to the south, the Aran Islands are a place apart.
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Aran Islands, Co. Galway
B&B / Café / Classes/Courses / Cookery School / Restaurant
Inis Oirr, the smallest and most easterly of the Aran Islands is a tranquil place, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxed walks and swimming in crystal clear waters.
At the south end of the island and a 5 minute walk along the sea from the pier, ... more...
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Butchers / Meat & Game
Whether for a special joint of meat (local Connemara Hill Lamb, perhaps), or to top up with speciality foods, a visit to this wonderful shop is de rigeur for foodies when heading out west from Galway for a break in Connemara - and again when heading b ... more...
Recess, Co. Galway
Classes/Courses / Online Shop
Former award-winning chef from Delphi Lodge, Cliodhna Prendergast’s latest project is Breaking Eggs (www.breakingeggs.com), an innovative online cookery programme for parents and children championing family cooking.
Each attractive 10-minute vi ... more...