- The Western Way follows the western edge of Lough Corrib, one of Ireland’s longest lakes and its second largest.
- Killary Harbour, at the end of this route, is one of only three glacial fjords in Ireland. While the pretty village of Leenaun was one of the filming locations used in the movie The Field.
- There is an additional 3km between Leenaun and the County Mayo border for those walking both the Galway and Mayo sections of The Western Way.
- Connemara National Park, one of Ireland’s six National Parks, is a 20-minute drive from Leenaun.
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