Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in the Clifden and Connemara area.    If we can assist you with lodging and accommodations, kindly contact us.

Leenane Annaul Mountain Walking Festival

Date: 1-3 May 2015

Where: Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway

At least 3-Guided walks on each of the days with varying degrees of difficulty, from easy to strenuous.  Each walk will have an experienced guide, including archaeologist Michael Gibbons and Geologist Kevin O Callaghan.

Walks will include the favorite Mweelrea Mountain walk, other walks include, but not limited to Maamtrasna, Ben Gorm and the Sheffreys.  Transport will be provided to starting points and from finish points.  Various local businesses will offer tea, coffee and scones at the end of each day.  For additional information including the full programme of events, please visit Leenane Walking Festival 1-3 May 2015 or for information on future walking festivals and events in Leenane: http://leenanevillage.com


Leenane Walking Festival 1-3 May







Connemara Mussel Festival

Date:      1-3 May

Where:  Tullycross, Renvyle, Tully, Co. Galway

The Connemara Mussel Festival has been selected for the Megabite Award for the Best Food Festival 2014.  This festival was established to promote the high quality mussels from Killary Harbour.  The Bank Holiday weekend festival is a celebration of food, culture, heritage with many activities, including drama, music, art exhibitions, talks, walks, children activities, which will all compliment the food and cookery demonstrations.  Be sure to take in and celebrate at least some of the 10th Connemara Mussel Festival!

For additional information please check out the schedule of events on the festival website: www.connemaramusselfestival.com/

MusselsConnemara Mussel Festival









Exhibition of Arts & Crafts

by residents of St. Josephs Court Clifden



When:               5 – 30 May 2015

Where:             Clifden Library

Market Street

Clifden, Connemara

Contact:           095 30951

Website:          https://www.facebook.com/galwaypubliclibrary

31st Connemara Bog Week

The 31st Annual Bog Week event will be held from 22 May – 1 June 2015.  Bog Week celebrates all which is wonderful and unique about Connemara.  A small taste of some of the things one can experience during Bog Week include:

  • Poetry reading at the Connemara National Park on 31 May 2015 at 3 pm featuring Eva Bourke, Joan McBreen and Michael Gorman
  • Sean Nos dance workshops
  • Traditional Music work shops
  • Nightly Pub gigs with local singers & musicians
  • Archaeology talks
  • The Connemara Walkabout — three days of walking in picturesque Connemara landscape
  • Cycle Events

bog-week-poster-2015           Cycling at Bog Week

When:                22 May – 1 June, 2015

Where:              Letterfrack

Connemara, Co Galway

 Contact:          Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre

Phone: 353 (0)85-1154629

 Website:          http://ceecc.org/conamara-bog-week/


Dancing at Bog Week    Bog Week logo


Inishbofin Walking Festival


The Inishbofin Walking Festival takes place on this stunning island off the coast of Cleggan.  The weekend will offer participants a wide variety of walks.  The itinerary includes walks with author and wildlife photographer Anthony McGeehan as well as local historian Tommy Burke who will expand your knowledge of Inishbofin and the surrounding area.  Walks will take in the stunning scenery of Inishbofin and the Wild Atlantic Way, the wonderful beaches with crystal clear waters, as well as the flora and fauna of Bofin!


When:            22–24 May 2015

Where:           Inishbofin

Connemara, Co. Galway

Contact:         http://www.inishbofin.com/event/inishbofin-walking-festival/

Telephone: +353 95 45895

Email: csptourism@inishbofin.com

St. Colmans Abbey  Tra Gheall Beach on Inishbofin  cromwells-castle

 SKODA Tour de Conamara 2015
The 2015 SKODA Tour de Conamara will be held on Sat 23rd May 2015, beginning and ending in Clifden, Connemara. The choice of 2-routes, 140km (Starts at 9:30 AM) or 80km (Starts at 10:30 AM) routes is offered to participants.  The routes take in some of the The Wild Atlantic Way, as well as some of the finest coastal and mountainous landscape in Connemara.

When:            23 May 2015

Where:           Clifden

Connemara, Co. Galway

Contact:         http://www.tourdeconamara.com/

2015 SKODA Tour de Conamara

2015 SKODA Tour de Conamara

Participants of the 2014 SKODA Tour de Conamara

Participants of the 2014 SKODA Tour de Conamara









 KYLEMORE ABBEY CONCERT – Acoustical Concert

A wonderful venue for an acoustic evening with Dermot Byrne (accordion), Flo Blanche (harp/vocals), Seamus O’Flatharta (harp/vocals), Plunkett O’Toole (flute) and Brid Treasa Ni Ghaoithin sean nos singer.  The group will perform on Sunday evening at 8:00pm.

Tickets — €10

Concert at Kylemore Abbey

Concert at Kylemore Abbey – Sat 30 May 2015

When:             8:00pm Saturday 30 May 2015

Where:           Kylemore Abbey

       Kylemore, Connemara, Co Galway

Contact:         Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre

Phone: 353 (0)85-1154629

Website:         http://ceecc.org/kylemore-abbey-concert/


The Molly Hicks will perform at the wonderful setting of the Gothic Church on the magnificent grounds of Kylemore Abbey.  The five piece Bluegrass/ traditional Galway based band will perform on Sunday evening at 8:00pm.

Tickets: €10

The Molly Hicks-Sun 31 May 2015

The Molly Hicks Sunday 31 May 2015

When:             8:00 pm Sunday 30 May 2015

Where:           Kylemore Abbey

        Kylemore, Connemara, Co Galway

Contact:         Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre

        Phone: 353 (0)85-1154629

 Website:        http://ceecc.org/the-molly-hicks-kylemore-abbey-concert/