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Clifden, Co. Galway

Clifden (Irish: An Clochán, meaning "bee-hive cell"*) is the Capital of Connemara and is located on the coast on the Owenglin River where it flows into Clifden Bay. The town is linked to Galway city by the N59 and is a popular tourist destination for those touring Connemara.

Clifden is a truly welcoming town, which boasts a superb selection of traditional Irish pubs, excellent restaurants and interesting craft shops.  In the area there is a wealth of activities including golf, walking, game & sea fishing, swimming, scuba diving and exploring the beautiful countryside. By night, Clifden comes alive with music and craic in the traditional Irish pubs and excellent seafood restaurants. The atmosphere in Clifden is electric during the annual Connemara Pony Show in August and the prestigious and lively Arts Festival.

There is also an 18-hole championship golf links near Ballyconneely about 13km (8 miles) from Clifden.

Gardens

Cashel House Hotel - Garden Cashel County Galway Ireland
Cashel House Hotel & Gardens
Cashel, Co. Galway
Standing at the head of Cashel Bay, Dermot and Kay McEvilly’s gracious property has been run an an hotel since 1968 and comfort abounds here, even luxury, yet it’s tempered by common sense, a love of gardening and the genuine sense of ...
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Golf

The 18th
Connemara Golf Club
Ballyconneely, Co. Galway
Course Type: Links
At the edge of Europe on the wild Atlantic coast lies a links course that is a challenge to all who play her. Nestled between the mountains and the sea in the West of Ireland, the Connemara Championship Golf Links is an exhilarating golfing exper ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Delphi Lodge - Boat House Cottages & Wren Cottage
Leenane, Co. Galway
Boathouse Cottages, Delphi A courtyard of four charming little cottages in the sensational Delphi Valley. Stunning scenery, old pine furtniture, stone floors, big open fires, lots of atmosphere. Two of the two-storey cottages – Nos. 1 ...
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What's On

Roundstone Country Market - Co Galway - Sundays
Sundays, 11am-4pm (weekly in summer, bi-monthly in winter)

John Walsh, Tel: 095-41243 or email: pban@indigo.ie

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Tourist Attractions

Dan Oharas Heritage & History Centre - Clifden County Galway Ireland
Dan OHaras Heritage & History Centre
Clifden, Co. Galway
The centre is based around the restored pre-famine cottage of Dan O'Hara who was forced to emigrate in the 1840's when he was evicted from his home. Guided tours are both entertaining & educational and offer demonstrations of traditional farm ...
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Wedding Venues

Renvyle House Hotel - Galway Wedding Venue
Renvyle House Hotel
Renvyle, Co. Galway
In one of the country’s most remote and hauntingly beautiful areas, this famous Lutyens-esque house in Connemara has a romantic and fascinating history - and its position, on the edge of the Atlantic with the Twelve Bens mountain range prov ...
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