Welcome to Connemara


Chris Shanahan – President of the Connemara Chamber of Commerce

If you’re thinking of traveling to the West of Ireland, and in particular Connemara, well then you’ve come to the right place. Recognised worldwide for its rich landscape and heritage, Connemara is a great place for business and leisure.

Use our website to avail of special offers in Accommodation, Food, Shopping & Things To Do. You will also find information on the wide  range of events and activities for your entertainment.

Lighting of the Lights


Join us from 6pm-7pm on Friday the 27th of November as Santa turns on the lights on Clifden Town Square.
Come along and enjoy:

· Santa Clause turns on the lights on the square

· Carols sung by children from the National Schools

· Sweets & Mince Pies

· Pizza

· Mulled Wine

· Hot Chocolate

· Donations to St. Vincent de Paul

Happy Christmas and see you all there!
Brought to you by the Connemara Chamber of Commerce.

YesChef Awards for Connemara


The YesChef Awards 2016 took place at the Hodson Bay Hotel & Spa, Athlone last Tuesday, 20th October. This year’s much anticpated event, which honours the work of Ireland’s hard-working chefs, both young and old, was a superb success with very deserving winners from across the island.

Best Front of House, Connacht
Renvyle House Hotel & Resort, Connemara, Co. Galway


Best Casual Dining
Paddy Coynes Pub, Renvyle, Co. Galway

YesChef award

National Hospitality Awards Winners Revealed

Connemara Wins at award Ceremony

Most areas of the country were represented in the winner’s enclosure at the 10th annual National Hospitality Conference and Awards.

The event, in association with Hospitality Ireland magazine, took place at InterContinental Hotel Dublin, where some of the most prominent names in hospitality spoke to a packed audience at the conference, including Dalata CEO Pat McCann and Alexander Goransson, lead analyst at Euromonitor.

Lowry’s Bar, Clifden  was named Best Traditional Bar

Ashford Castle, Cong was named Best Overall Hotel as well as Contenders in Best New Establishment

Ashford castle

Other Contenders were

The Twelve, Barna  for Best Wine List and Best Boutique Hotel

The Twelve

Delhi Lodge, Leenane  for Best Destination Hotel

Delphi Lodge

O’Grady’s on the Pier, Barna for Best Seafood Restaurant