Welcome to Connemara

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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.

Conamara Bog Week / Sea Week Fundit Campaign

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The Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre has being running for over 30 years, with a necklace of annual events starting with Bog Week in May/June, the Conamara Summer School in July, Conamara Sea Week in October culminating in the Mol an Oige Concert on Dec 21st, which showcases the best of young talent throughout Connemara.
Due to the cut backs in the arts we are not receiving funding from the Arts Council. And our other main funder LEADER will not be back in action until the end of the year. So two of our main funders are out of the picture and we would appreciate any contribution to our funded campaign.
Both festivals have many aspects – a family fun day with great food and music, pub gigs, concerts in the Kylemore Abbey, art exhibition in Connemara National Park, a vibrant schools programme, demonstrations & workshops, guided daily treks across the landscape/seascape. Letterfrack becomes a pulsating village at festival time, where some of the finest poets, painters, musicians and scientists rub shoulders and make magic. Our ‘After the Light’ parade in Sea Week is a spectacular family night time event involving hundreds of people. Most events are free.
Due to this lack of funding we will have to either downsize the festivals or not run them at all, so we are looking for your help with our Crowd Funding Campaign.
We have some amazing rewards on offer:
– CDs from past festivals,
– a week’s holiday in a Connemara Cottage,
– 1 to 1 tuition with some of Irelands best musicians,
– a private concert with Sean Tyrrell,
– a guided shore walk with top marine biologist for you & 7 of your friends,
And much more!
Any support would be greatly appreciated. Please spread the word.

Click LINK to support

http://fundit.ie/project/conamara-bog–sea-week-festivals

Clifden St.Patricks Day Parade

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This years Annual St.Patricks Day Parade next Tuesday the 17th March

looks to be as big as ever with local Businesses, Schools and Community Groups

doing the laps around Clifden.

Entertainment will also be on the Town Square prior to the Parade and will continue into the afternoon.

Prizes for:- Best Overall, Most Topical, Best Community Effort and Most Comical.

Parade starts at 12.30pm

Roundstone St.Patrick’s Day Parade

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The Annual Roundstone St.Patricks Day Parade is on a next Tuesday the 17th of March this year

and we welcome all visitors and local alike to join in the festivities and give a cheer to the floats and groups.

the Parade starts at 2.30pm

with lots of fun and games for all the family