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.
Ballynahinch Castle is steeped in a wealth of tradition and
has been intertwined in the history of Connemara and its
people for many centuries. From the days of the O'Flaherty
Chieftains, to Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of
Connemara, to Humanity Dick Martin, founder of the society
for the prevention of cruelty to animals and to H.R.H. the
Maharajah Ranjitsinji, also known as the 'Ranji', Prince of
The Connemara Pony is the
only native Irish breed of Equine. The Pony originates from
Connemara, County Galway on the western seaboard of Ireland,
and this is the area from which the pony takes its name.
Ireland's only natural fjord. It is 16 kilometres long and
in the centre it is over 45 metres deep.
Maam Vaaley with its splendid scenery. One of the location
for the making of the Quiet Man film in 1953.
The Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins (Irish Na Beanna Beola) is a mountain range
in Connemara in the west of Ireland.
The Maamturk Mountains are a
picturesque mountain range in North Connemara. They are less
well known than their more famous neighbours, the Twelve
Bens on the other side of the Inagh Valley.
Mweelrea rising from the
northern shores of Killary Harbour, is one of the finest
mountain renges in Ireland.
Please use town / village links below for a
list of other tourist attractions
in the Connemara area :