We’ve given you our top attractions, places to eat and shopping spots in Connemara.
So, if you’re ready for a trip to make memories you’ll never forget by mingling with the friendliest of locals, enjoying the freshest of cuisine and exploring the breathtaking scenery, here are the top three places to stay in Connemara.
A luxury hotel set on a private 700 acre estate, Ballynahinch Castle sits in the heart of a historic estate featuring a beautifully restored walled garden. With more than 10 miles of walking trails and a host of on-site guided activities including hiking, fly fishing, biking, clay shooting and locally a boat trip to a deserted island, there is something for everyone to see and do. Their kitchens use the finest local produce along with fresh ingredients from their own gardens to create unique dishes in the elegant Owenmore Restaurant and the atmospheric Fisherman’s Pub. Featuring 48 luxurious and recenly refurbished bedrooms, it is the perfect base from which to explore the gateway to the west.
Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway, 095 31006, ballynahinch-castle.com
CLIFDEN STATION HOUSE HOTEL
The Clifden Station House Hotel will play host to the Alcock & Brown 100 Festival, the Clifden Pony Festival and Clifden Arts Festival with a range of seminars, concerts, films, readings and much more. Taking place from the 11-16 June, the Alcock & Brown 100 summer festival is jam-packed with an incredible line-up of events by rediscovering the amazing story of unsung local heroes Alcock and Brown. The Clifden Pony Festival celebrates the world-renowned Connemara pony from August 14-16 and the Clifden Community Arts Festival will take place from September 19-29. Packages at the Clifden Station House Hotel include dinner in the award-winning Carriage Restaurant. Children under 12 are free and the complimentary kids club will be running throughout the school holidays.
Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, 095 21699, clifdenstationhouse.com
CONNEMARA COAST HOTEL
Under new ownership and management, the spectacular Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo is delighted to present their brand new wedding offering and brochure. Located only 10 minutes from Galway, the Connemara Coast Hotel offers the very best in oceanside wedding experiences. With uninterrupted views of Galway Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, set against a backdrop of the Burren Mountains and the Aran Islands, guests feel relaxed upon entering the venue while images are taken of the newly wedded couple and wedding party are guaranteed to be out of this world.
Furbo, Co. Galway, 091 592108, connemaracoasthotel.ie