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.

Christmas in Clifden – Reasons to be Cheerful!

009Travel a little further west this year to Clifden town where they are all geared up for the Christmas season. Clifden offers an excellent quality and variety of retailers to be explored in order to tick off all the items on your Christmas list. The town is hosting over 15 festive events starting with the now annual Clifden Fashion Show in the Station House Theatre on November 22nd. Other events will include a ‘Clifden by Candlelight’ evening where Clifden will be plunged into darkness and lit by candlelight giving a unique shopping and dining experience. A Food Fair takes place in Super Valu on December 11th, Santa Clause arrives on December 14th , two TGI Friday discos on November 21st and December 19th and The Station House plays host to two events: Faulty Towers Dining Experience (November 28th) and the Galway Jazz Band on 19th December. Enjoy two exciting Christmas Shopping Weekends (December 5th and 12th) complete with mulled wine, mince pies and entertainment. A Christmas Shopping Trail Draw and online competition gives shoppers the chance to win over €500 in shopping vouchers. Don’t miss two Comhaltas traditional Irish music sessions (November 28th and December 28th) and the annual Mol An Óige Youth Concert on December 21st. Chloe Jasmine of X Factor appears for one night online at the Clifden Station House Hotel on the 3rd January – sure to be a sellout! Stay tuned to all that’s happening on www.christmasinclifden.com and Facebook.


Music, Myth, Madness and Magic at Conamara Sea Week 2014

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The Conamara Sea Week Festival takes place at Letterfrack Connemara from 17th to 27th October 2014. It will be officially opened by President Michael D. Higgins. The variety of events that are on the programme will excite, entrance, and involve hundreds of people.

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For further information on all events log onto www.ceecc.org or see local papers and shops. Email leo.hallissey@gmail.com or call 085 1154629

Learn how to fly at Clifden Arts Festival!

18th – 28th September 2014

Clifden Arts Festival 2014From learning to fly like Fidget Feet, enjoying toe-tapping music, opening your mind with readings and theatre performances, to laughing out loud at comedy, the 37th Clifden Arts Festival promises an event to excite all tastes! Running from 18th – 28th of September 2014 with an unrivalled line-up of music, theatre, literature and art exhibitions. Prepare to delve into the artistic world!

Throughout the 10 day festival, visitors will see a wide array of talents, including musical performances from Jimmy McCarthy (18.09.14), Mícheál Ó Súílleabháin and Mel Mercier (19.09.14) Rob Strong & Band (19.09.14), The West Ocean String Quartet with Eimear Quinn (21.09.14), The Voice Squad and the Henry Girls (20.09.14) Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge (22.09.14), Mike Denver will play with his band (24.09.14), The Catherine Hunka Trio (25.09.14), RTE Concert Orchestra (26.09.14), Cor Cois Cladaigh (27.09.14).