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10 of the best things to do in Connemara
Put on your walking shoes and explore the Diamond Hill Loop Walk.
Take in the grandiose beauty of wild Connemara. Tour a family sheep farm, visit a historic abbey, gear up for some of the most challenging hikes in Ireland, or relax on the water in a gorgeous fjord or along a sandy beach. There’s so many ways to explore the lush landscapes and unique history of this region.

Here are the best things to do on your next trip to Connemara.

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Killary Fjord Boat Tours offer a 90 minute trip from Leenane, County Galway, aboard a luxury boat with uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery on Killary Fjord.

Killary Sheep Farm is a traditional working farm near Leenane, County Galway. Visitors can view skilled sheepdog demonstrations, sheep shearing, and traditional turf cutting, walking trails and bottle feeding orphan lambs.

Head to Killary Harbour, a stunning fjord in the west of Ireland and in the heart of Connemara. This beautiful place forms a natural border between Galway and Mayo.

Visit Kylemore Abbey, County Galway, and see its magnificent Victorian Walled Garden and Neo-Gothic church in majestic Connemara. Experience this truly stunning destination in the west of Ireland.

Visit County Galway and explore the spectacular Connemara National Park. It covers some 3,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expansive bogs, glorious grasslands and enchanting woodlands.

Take a captivating 7km trail through Connemara National Park and embrace County Galway’s inspiring mountain scenery, Diamond Hill’s spectacular summit and superb island views too.

Take a DK Connemara Oysters Farm Tour and learn what it takes to grow an oyster from seed to plate over a 3 year period. Enjoy a tasting experience and shuck your own oyster.

One of Ireland's most spectacular routes is the Sky Road, a 16km loop that skirts the Connemara coastline and scene of many a breathtaking sunset over the Atlantic.

Glengowla Mines and Family Farm Experience in Oughterard, County Galway, offer fun days out for all the family. Enjoy an underground tour of Connemara’s only ‘show mine’, pan for gold, view sheep herding demonstrations, try your hand at cutting a sod of turf the traditional way, or take a leisurely farm walk and learn about the local flora and fauna.

Two miles from Roundstone, Co Galway, on the road to Clifden, are two of the finest beaches in Ireland. Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay lie back to back forming a tombolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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If you're looking for more to do in Connemara, explore the best walks in Connemara National Park and plan your adventure. 

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