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Local Activities



Errislannan Manor.

Just across the fields. Riding and trekking on Connemara ponies takes place by the hour each morning from Monday to Friday inclusive. http://www.errislannanmanor.com/
Tel: +353 (0)95 21134Riders at Errislannan Manor



Mannion Cycles

 Bridge Street, Clifden, County Galway 
Tel: +353 (0)95 21160 
Cycles for hire - daily - weekly, delivered. Models - Mountain and City, also children's - new every year. Insurance, lock and repair kit included.

Peiple on cycles in Connemara

Connemara Golf Club, Ballyconneely, Clifden, County Galway
Championship Links Golf course. Playable all year round. 18 hole with clubhouse and restaurant, five miles away. Breathtaking scenery. 
Tel: +353 (0)95 23502 http://www.connemaragolflinks.com/Connemara Golf Club
Brown Trout Fishing

Fishing on banks of local lake free with rental of the house, but by arrangement with Mrs. Brooks at the Manor.


Fish Jumping


Salmon Fishing

There are several lakes and rivers that cater for fishing. If you climb one of the 12 pins you will notice that there is almost as much water as there is land in Connenemara. Ballynahinch Castle of one of the finest.

Fishing at Ballynahinch Castle

Sea Fishing

There are several boats that will take you out into the atlantic. Most can provide all the equipment you need.

Blue Water Fishing

Nature Trails

Connemara National Park for casual visitors as well as the more serious nature lovers.

National Park


Traditional Irish Music generally takes place in the pubs. During the summer months you will be spoilt for choice. Concerts are sometimes arranged in the Town Halls and Hotels. TripAdvisor gives a good resume.

Pub Music


Clifden Boat Club has training courses for the beginners and facilities for the experienced. Check on their web site for what is available.

Clifden Boat Club

Clifden Boat Club Clifden Boat House

Hill Walking

Whatever your capability, there are walls to suite. The Twelve Bens provide an excellent challenge.


Top of Roundstone Connemara Hill Walking


Wild Flowers

The abundance of lichen shows how clean the air is and several rare flowers thrive in the area. The wild flower exhibits at the Clifden Pony Show are a delight to see.


Sea Shells

The coral strand and Manin beach are excellent places to collect shells. Other areas where there are rock pools are good for shrimping, and exploring the small crabs, and sea urchins. Beachcombing can turn up many surprises. Once there were thousands of colourful toothbrushes! The range and colour of the seaweed is wonderful. Kelp is still collected for fertilizer and cosmetics.



We are fortunate in having several types of beaches around Mannin Bay.
Candoolan has a sandy strip when the tide is out but also great rock pools for shrimping. That is 0.87kiometers from the house so just a short walk.
Boat Harbour is 0.89 kilometres. That’s for people who wish to swim off the harbour steps into deeper water without the sandy bit.
Stony beach is 1.15 kilometres. That has wonderful rounded stones of many sizes that are great for painting up as door stops or paper weights. Good for beach combing but not for swimming.
The Coral Strands are at the end of Mannin bay. At 7.79 kilometres they are more of a bicycle ride away. They are great for collecting shells but useless for making sand castles.
Mannin Beach is 11.79 Kilometres away. It is on the other side of the bay from Errislannan. It has long stretches of sand. Best got to by car for an afternoon at the beach.

Connemara beach

Sight Seeing

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore AbbeyClifden Castle

Clifden Castle

Derrglimlagh Bog

MarconiAlcock&Brown Plane


The Owenglin Cascade, Marble Quarries, Doon Castle, Sky Road. 


Discover Scubadiving This Summer in Connemara   

 Discover Scubadiving

Beginners will love our Discover Scubadiving experience, with all the dives undertaken in our beautiful sea water cove. Visit our Discover Scubadiving page for more information.


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Landscape painting

Visit Inishbofin Island

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The gardens of the Connemara are well-known for their beauty, variety and uniqueness.
Rain, soft sunshine and the warmth of the Gulf Stream combine to make ideal conditions for
the creation of magnificent and magical gardens. The general landscape varies greatly
throughout the region from the stone walled farmlands to the rolling hills and fresh waters of
Lough Corrib to the wild mountains and valleys. Within this landscape lie garden treasures
that have been laid out by a variety of local people.

Errislannan Gardens

Errislannan Manor

Smoked Fish

Connemara Smokehouse, family-run since 1979, deliver direct to your table the best quality smoked salmon and seafood in Ireland. They use only the freshest and finest natural ingredients and follow traditional smoking methods handed down through generations. Their guided tours are well worth going to.



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