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Connemara is an area in West Galway comprising of a broad peninsula between Killary Harbour Kilkieran Bay in the west of County Galway or south west Connacht.
From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you'll know you're in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape. Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland.
 
Lough Inagh in Connemara County Galway Ireland Mountain range in Connemara County Galway Ireland
 
This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.
 
The beautiful spring flowers, buds on the trees, newborn lambs dancing on the hills and the call of the cuckoo all make Spring time a very special and magical time in Connemara. This is an ideal time to take a break as the countryside is totally renewed. On mellow Autumn days, one can enjoy the Connemara countryside, now clothed in different colours with each passing day. In the evening enjoy lovely warm turf fires after a day spent walking through Joyce Country, cycling, painting, shooting, fishing or golfing.
 
Connemara Pony in County Galway Ireland Connemara National Park County Galway Ireland
 
Connemara Pony
The Connemara Pony Show was established to enable breeders to compete against one another as well as display their stock to the world. This show remains an important event: locally, nationally, and internationally. The Clifden Pony Show takes place in the town of Clifden on the third Thursday in August each year.
Although they have lived in the wild for centuries, these Connemara ponies exhibit a type of beauty and athleticism not seen in other mountain ponies. Their versatility makes Connemara's well suited for both labour the land was tilled; the produce delivered, and the social life of this very remote area maintained. Fulfilling these varied tasks developed the amazingly versatile pony that we have today. Over the years, the Connemara pony has been exported from Ireland to 16 countries around the world. Each country maintains a Breeders' Society which strives to develop, promote, and preserve the Connemara pony as a distinctive breed, internationally. The Connemara pony has become extremely popular for both children and adults alike as they excel in many disciplines around the world.

 
Connemara National Park
Situated in the heart of the West of Ireland, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths and grassland. The development of the Connemara landscape over 10,000 years is exhibited in the visitor centre with 3D models and large scale displays. Other facilities are an audio visual show, picnic areas, tea rooms and nature trails. Various activities are available in the Park including Nature Days for Children, Art in the Park, Lectures and Pony information sessions.

Connemara is also home to the world renown Connemara Marble.

 
 

 

 
Towns & Localities in County Galway

 Aran Islands | Athenry | Ballinasloe | Ballygar | Barna | Carna | Carraroe | Claregalway | Clarinbridge | Clifden | Clonbur | Corofin
Connemara | Corrandulla | Dunmore | Galway City | Glenamaddy | Gort | Headford | Kinvara | Leenane | Loughrea | Milltown | Monivea
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